Indian authorities have lifted the Kashmir curfew imposed in the past few days after weeks of protests by separatists led to at least 15 deaths in clashes between protesters and government forces.
Israel today lifted a gag order on Israeli media reporting on the case of Anat Kam, who allegedly passed up to 2,000 classified army documents to the newspaper Haaretz. The case has raised fresh questions about whether press freedom is being sacrificed for state security.
Iran has stepped up arrests and told Iranian journalists that they'll be dealt with as 'spies' if they work for foreign news outlets, in an apparent attempt to tighten information flows ahead of Green Movement protests scheduled for Thursday.
Russian journalist Konstantin Popov died Wednesday after allegedly being beaten in a Siberian drunk tank, something Russians say is a common occurrence.
Security forces investigating the Philippines massacre earlier this week have identified Andal Ampatuan Jr., a close ally to President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, as a suspect.
The Philippines massacre of 46 people on Monday prompts President Gloria Arroyo to declare a state of emergency in the affected province. Is she ready to take on her country's culture of political violence?
Tamil columnist J.S. Tissainayagam, whom US President Barack Obama had recognized as an example of a persecuted journalist, was charged with fomenting communal disharmony and sentenced to hard labor.
President Ortega has quickly positioned himself – alongside Chávez and Castro – as a champion of democracy.
Eight Iranian employees of the British embassy in Tehran were arrested Sunday and stood accused of inciting unrest over the June 12 presidential election, reports the government-linked Fars news agency.
The team working to free the New York Times reporter reached out to kidnappers and debated whether to go public.