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#25SecondsForPressFreedom: Journalists explain why press freedom matters

Apr 29, 2018 - 10:10 PM

In a UNESCO campaign for World Press Freedom Day, renowned journalists talk about the importance of press freedom in a democracy

Rappler Talk with Peter Greste: Strong journalism in the age of strongmen

Feb 14, 2018 - 7:37 PM

Currently a journalism professor at the University of Queensland in Australia, Greste was arrested by the Egyptian authorities for terrorism-related charges for his work as a journalist in 2013

Fake news law can be 'dangerous' – former Al Jazeera correspondent

Feb 12, 2018 - 9:00 PM

'If the law can be loosely interpreted, at some point it will be loosely interpreted,' says former Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste

Democracy Forum at the Ateneo Law School in Makati on February 12, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

TRANSCRIPT: Al Jazeera host grills Cayetano on drug war

Oct 07, 2017 - 4:26 PM

In this Al Jazeera interview, Secretary Cayetano falsely claims that the 3,800 Filipinos killed in the Duterte administration's war on drugs were all drug dealers

DRUG WAR. Journalist Mehdi Hasan grills Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on the war on drugs. Screengrab from Al Jazeera's youtube page

All 3,800 killed by PNP were drug dealers – Cayetano

Oct 07, 2017 - 11:44 AM

Al Jazeera host Mehdi Hasan grills Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on the killings in President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs

WAR ON DRUGS. Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano defends the Duterte administration's war on drugs during an Al Jazeera interview. Screen grab from Al Jazeera's YouTube video

Israel seeks to silence broadcaster Al Jazeera for 'incitement'

Aug 06, 2017 - 10:51 PM

UPDATED The Israeli communications ministry says it would demand the revocation of the credentials of Al Jazeera journalists and cut the channel s cable and satellite connections

An employee of the Qatar based news network and TV channel Al-Jazeera is seen at the channel's Jerusalem office on July 31, 2017. Ahmad Gharabli/AFP

Police 'dumping bodies' of drug war victims

Jul 31, 2017 - 8:35 AM

Local fishermen tell Al Jazeera they have been hired by authorities to dispose of bodies as trash in the Manila Bay

A man picks up garbage washed ashore at Manila Bay on July 29, 2017 after Typhoon Nesat hit the Philippines. Eloisa Lopez/AFP

Netanyahu wants to expel Al Jazeera for 'inciting violence'

Jul 27, 2017 - 7:49 AM

UPDATED Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says The Al Jazeera channel continues to incite violence around the Temple Mount Meanwhile Al Jazeera condemns what it calls arbitrary accusations and hostile statements

A general view shows the newsroom at the headquarters of the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera satellite channel in Doha 14 November 2006. Karim Jaafar/AFP

Qatar responds to demands after deadline extended

Jul 03, 2017 - 7:01 PM

UPDATED The response is delivered by Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani who made a short visit to Kuwait which is acting as a mediator to resolve the diplomatic rift

DOHA. A general view taken on June 5, 2017 shows pigeons flying above the corniche in Doha. AFP photo

As Trump ditches Paris, California leads on environment

Jun 29, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Meeting Xi Jinping in China Governor Jerry Brown steps up as the global face of progressive climate policy in the US

CLIMATE ADVOCATE. In this picture taken on June 8, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown speaks during an energy policy conference in Beijing. Fred Dufour/AFP

Al-Jazeera says call to shut it attack on 'freedom of expression'

Jun 23, 2017 - 11:27 PM

The closure of the Al Jazeera is said to be one of 13 wide ranging demands placed on Doha by Saudi Arabia and its allies as the price for lifting an almost 3 week long blockade on Qatar

Al Jazeera decries blocking of channels, bureau closures

Jun 08, 2017 - 8:43 AM

The blocking of its channels and closure of bureaus in several Arab countries come as its home country Qatar faces a diplomatic crisis

NEWS HUB. A general view shows the newsroom at the headquarters of the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera satellite channel in Doha 14 November 2006. Karim Jaafar/AFP/File

Egypt blocks several news sites including Jazeera

May 25, 2017 - 9:09 AM

Egypt has accused Jazeera of supporting the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood movement

Syria's war: 'Hope is all I have'

Feb 28, 2017 - 9:43 AM

A Syrian freelancer who lost his leg during a gun battle between rebels and regime forces shares his story of hope

HOPEFUL. 'I survived. It was God's will,' said 20-year-old Mohammad Kaddour. Baba Tamim/Al Jazeera

Children and Duterte's drug war: Lessons from the past

Feb 19, 2017 - 2:00 PM

More than 30 children have been killed since Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte launched his controversial war on drugs in June

VICTIM. Jose, now 16, shows his scars two months after being shot 7 times. Brennan Weiss/Al Jazeera

Justice for Theo: In France, 'police abuse is an everyday thing'

Feb 14, 2017 - 3:41 PM

Activists speak of discrimination and abuse by police as protests continue after rape of black man in Paris suburb

ANGER. French gendarmes stand guard in front of protesters holding a flare and a banner during a demonstration against police brutality on February 10, 2017 outside a police station in Marseille, southern France. Hundreds of people took part in the protest following the case of Theo, a 22-year-old youth worker who required surgery after his arrest on February 2, 2017.  Boris Horvat/AFP

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Apr 13, 2016 - 12:26 PM

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Al-Jazeera America signs off after less than 3 years

Apr 12, 2016 - 10:45 PM

The shutdown announced in January was set to be complete with the airing of a 3 hour special Tuesday evening showcasing the channel s coverage since the launch

SHUTDOWN. The logo for Al Jazeera America is displayed outside of the cable news channel's offices on January 13, 2016 in New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Taliban on Pakistan blast, Al-Jazeera job cuts, Pacquiao | 6PM wRap

Mar 28, 2016 - 7:24 PM

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Al-Jazeera to cut around 500 jobs

Mar 27, 2016 - 11:25 PM

UPDATED A network official says up to 60 of the job cuts – 300 positions – could be at the headquarters in Doha Qatar

A general view shows the newsroom at the headquarters of the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera satellite channel in Doha 01 November 2006. The English-language Al-Jazeera International, to be launched 15 November 2006, hopes to extend its reach to 40 million viewers in the world and to compete with international news networks such as CNN. Al-Jazeera International, whose launch was initially planned for 2005, but had to be put off partly for technical reasons, will transmit from four regional broadcast centers in Doha, Kuala Lumpur, London and Washington.  AFP PHOTO/KARIM JAAFAR / AFP / KARIM JAAFAR

Iraq forces in major push against IS in Anbar

Mar 19, 2016 - 3:26 PM

Iraqi forces are tightening the noose around the Islamic State group in the province as they continue to retake more cities

OFFENSIVE. Iraqi forces are trying to retake Hit, a city in the province of Anbar, from the Islamic State. The jihadist group still holds most of the province but the noose is tightening around some of its key bastions. Photo by Moadh Al-Dulaimi/AFP

Al-Jazeera to shutter struggling US news channel

Jan 14, 2016 - 7:50 AM

The decision is driven by the fact that our business model is simply not sustainable in light of the economic challenges in the US media marketplace

EXIT. The logo for Al Jazeera America is displayed outside of the cable news channel's offices on January 13, 2016 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Egypt court ruling on Al-Jazeera reporters condemned

Aug 30, 2015 - 7:23 AM

We urge the government of Egypt to take all available measures to redress this verdict which undermines the very freedom of expression necessary for stability and development

Jailed Al-Jazeera journalists all conflict-hardened veterans

Aug 30, 2015 - 12:30 AM

Canadian Mohamed Fahmy Egyptian Baher Mohamed and Australian Peter Greste are sentenced to 3 years by an Egypt court for spreading false news

IMPRISONED. A file photo dated 31 March 2014 shows Australian journalist Peter Greste (R), Canadian-Egyptian journalist Mohammed Fahmy (C) and journalist Baher Mahmoud (L) standing in front of the judge's bench during their trial for allegedly supporting a terrorist group and spreading false information, in Cairo, Egypt. EPA/KHALED ELFIQI

Al-Jazeera to appeal 'grotesque' verdict to jail journalists

Aug 29, 2015 - 10:36 PM

The Egyptian court s decision comes despite a worldwide campaign calling for the journalists acquittal on charges of spreading false news

'GROTESQUE' VERDICT. Osama Saeed (L), Manager of Communications of Al Jazeera English, Giles Trendle (C), managing director of Al Jazeera English, and Farah Al-Muftah, Head of Litigation, attend a press conference following the verdict in the case of three Al-Jazeera journalists in the Qatari capital, Doha, on August 29, 2015. Al-Watan Doha/Karim Jaafar/AFP

Egypt court hands Al-Jazeera reporters 3 years in jail

Aug 29, 2015 - 4:41 PM

3rd UPDATE Al Jazeera denounces the verdict against the three reporters accused of broadcasting false news as a deliberate attack on press freedom

RULING INCOMING. Canadian-Egyptian Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy (C) and his Egyptian colleague Baher Mohamed (R) speak to reporters outside the Tora prison in Cairo, Egypt, July 30, 2015. File Photo by Oliver Weiken/EPA

Egypt court again postpones verdict in Jazeera reporters' retrial

Aug 02, 2015 - 9:44 PM

The verdict is delayed again because other defendants in the trial could not be brought to the court room from their cells says a judge

A file photo dated 31 March 2014 shows Australian journalist Peter Greste (R), Canadian-Egyptian journalist Mohammed Fahmy (C) and journalist Baher Mahmoud (L) standing in front of the judge's bench during their trial for allegedly supporting a terrorist group and spreading false information, in Cairo, Egypt. According to local reports Peter Greste will be deported to Australia 01 February 2015 after serving 400 days in jail, as yet there is no news about his colleagues from al-Jazeera Mohammad Fahmy or Baher Mahmoud. EPA/KHALED ELFIQI

Australia's Greste urges support for Al Jazeera journalists

Mar 26, 2015 - 1:19 PM

Peter Greste calls for the international community to continue supporting his colleagues in Egypt stressing that they were still on trial

A file photo dated 31 March 2014 shows Canadian-Egyptian journalist Mohammed Fahmy (R) and journalist Baher Mahmoud (L) standing in front of the judge's bench during their trial for allegedly supporting a terrorist group and spreading false information, in Cairo, Egypt. Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Amal Clooney slams Canada over Al-Jazeera journalist case

Feb 27, 2015 - 11:49 AM

Clooney says diplomats made only sheepish whimpers to Cairo instead of concerted efforts to secure her client s return

AMAL CLOONEY. A handout picture provided by the Council of Europe on 28 January 2015 shows lawyer Amal Alamuddin Clooney attending the hearing in the case Perincek vs Switzerland, at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg, France, 28 January 2015. Candice Imbert/ Council of Europe/ EPA

Al-Jazeera journalist in Paris court next week for flying drone

Feb 27, 2015 - 12:23 AM

The journalist facing court is a 34 year old British citizen working for Al Jazeera s international service

10 with MERS symptoms, Purisima leaves, freed AJ staff | The wRap

Feb 13, 2015 - 7:02 PM

10 more are quarantined for MERS symptoms Ex police chief Purisima moves out of Crame Egypt frees Al Jazeera journalists

Egypt frees Al Jazeera reporters pending retrial

Feb 12, 2015 - 8:02 PM

UPDATED An Egyptian court orders the release of two Al Jazeera journalists pending their retrial for allegedly supporting the banned Muslim Brotherhood

A file photo dated 31 March 2014 shows Canadian-Egyptian journalist Mohammed Fahmy (R) and journalist Baher Mahmoud (L) standing in front of the judge's bench during their trial for allegedly supporting a terrorist group and spreading false information, in Cairo, Egypt. Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Egypt court begins retrial of Al Jazeera journalists

Feb 12, 2015 - 12:02 PM

The Court of Cassation says it ordered the retrial since the lower court s verdict lacked evidence to support its ruling

A file photo dated 31 March 2014 shows Canadian-Egyptian journalist Mohammed Fahmy (R) and journalist Baher Mahmoud (L) standing in front of the judge's bench during their trial for allegedly supporting a terrorist group and spreading false information, in Cairo, Egypt. Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Egypt retrial for Jazeera pair to start Feb 12

Feb 08, 2015 - 11:46 PM

UPDATED The Al Jazeera reporters were originally sentenced to up to 10 years in prison for allegedly aiding a blacklisted group

JAILED JOURNALISTS. A file picture taken on June 23, 2014 at the police institute near Cairo's Tora prison shows Al-Jazeera news channel's Australian journalist Peter Greste (L) and his colleagues, Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fadel Fahmy (C) and Egyptian Baher Mohamed. Photo by Khaled Desouki/AFP

Amal Clooney wants to meet Egyptian president over jailed journalist

Feb 08, 2015 - 12:55 AM

Al Jazeera reporter Mohamed Fahmy is one of the journalists arrested and sentenced up to 10 years in prison after being convicted of aiding the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood in their coverage a charge rights groups called absurd

CELEBRITY AND LEGAL CLOUT. Amal Clooney, who married Hollywood star George Clooney in 2014, throws her legal clout and celebrity behind Al-Jazeera reporter Mohamed Fahmy to secure his release. File photo by Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP

Peter Greste 'ecstatic' to be home after Egypt ordeal

Feb 05, 2015 - 10:01 AM

Greste on his two other colleagues: If it s right for me to be free then it s right for all of us I think that Egypt now has an opportunity to show that justice doesn t depend on your nationality

HOME AT LAST. Australian journalist Peter Greste (C) celebrates on arrival at Brisbane International Airport in Brisbane, Australia, 05 February 2015.

Freed Al-Jazeera reporter arrives home in Australia

Feb 05, 2015 - 1:21 AM

I think that Egypt now has an opportunity to show that justice doesn t depend on your nationality Greste said

Greste calls release 'step forward', urges Egypt to free colleagues

Feb 03, 2015 - 11:04 AM

Peter Greste: This is a massive step forward I just hope that Egypt keeps going down that path with the others

An image grab taken from an exclusive Al-Jazeera English interview broadcast on February 2, 2015 shows Australian journalist Peter Greste in his first media appearance since leaving an Egyptian prison. Al Jazeera English/AFP

Al-Jazeera vows not to 'leave' producer in Egypt jail

Feb 02, 2015 - 10:43 PM

There are concerns that the same escape route given to Australian journalist Peter Greste may not be available for Baher Mohamed an Egyptian

AILED JOURNALISTS. A file picture taken on June 23, 2014 at the police institute near Cairo's Tora prison shows Al-Jazeera news channel's Australian journalist Peter Greste (L) and his colleagues, Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fadel Fahmy (C) and Egyptian Baher Mohamed. Greste has since been released. Photo by Khaled Desouki/AFP

Egypt sets new Morsi espionage trial on Feb 15

Feb 02, 2015 - 9:56 PM

In the new espionage trial Morsi Egypt s first freely elected president and 9 others including an Al Jazeera employee are accused of handing over to Qatari intelligence documents linked to national security in exchange for one million dollars

TRIAL. Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi stands behind dock bars during a trial session, in Cairo, Egypt, 13 July 2014. Photo by Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Greste family celebrate Australian reporter's release

Feb 02, 2015 - 10:46 AM

I m ecstatic Peter Greste s mother Lois tells a press conference in their hometown Brisbane I just can t say how happy I am about it

RELIEVED. The family of Australian journalist Peter Greste (L-R) father Juris, brother Andrew and mother Lois, smile during a press conference in Brisbane, Australia, 02 February 2015. Dan Peled/EPA   ( AAP Image )

Egypt frees jailed Australian reporter Greste

Feb 01, 2015 - 11:00 PM

UPDATED Al Jazeera welcomes the release of its reporter but hopes similar developments happen for two other journalists in the custody of Egypt

Canadian FM in Egypt to press for journalist's release

Jan 15, 2015 - 4:26 PM

Negotiations for the release of Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy who is in jail with two Al Jazeera colleagues are at a critical phase says Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird

JAILED JOURNALISTS. A file picture taken on June 23, 2014 at the police institute near Cairo's Tora prison shows Al-Jazeera news channel's Australian journalist Peter Greste (L) and his colleagues, Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fadel Fahmy (C) and Egyptian Baher Mohamed. File photo by Khaled Desouki/AFP

Canada, Australia working to bring Al Jazeera journalists home

Jan 07, 2015 - 2:32 PM

Julie Bishop: Both the Foreign Minister of Canada and I have been making representations on behalf of our respective citizens and I have been engaged with the Foreign Minister of Egypt for quite some time

JAILED JOURNALISTS. A file picture taken on June 23, 2014 at the police institute near Cairo's Tora prison shows Al-Jazeera news channel's Australian journalist Peter Greste (L) and his colleagues, Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fadel Fahmy (C) and Egyptian Baher Mohamed. Photo by Khaled Desouki/AFP

Egypt disputes Amal Clooney arrest warning claim

Jan 04, 2015 - 5:26 PM

Egypt says Amal Clooney should reveal who threatened to have her arrested over the release of a report critical of the Egyptian judiciary

ARREST THREAT. Amal Clooney tells The Guardian Egypt warned to arrest her if she released a report critical of the Egyptian government. File photo by Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP

Al-Jazeera journalists face more jail time, eye deportation

Jan 02, 2015 - 8:17 PM

Three Al Jazeera journalists face the prospect of at least several more weeks in prison after Egypt s top court grants them a retrial in a case that sparked international uproar

AILED JOURNALISTS. A file picture taken on June 23, 2014 at the police institute near Cairo's Tora prison shows Al-Jazeera news channel's Australian journalist Peter Greste (L) and his colleagues, Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fadel Fahmy (C) and Egyptian Baher Mohamed. Photo by Khaled Desouki/AFP

Australian journalist jailed in Egypt asks to be deported –family

Jan 02, 2015 - 10:42 AM

A new Egyptian decree to deport foreigners sentenced to prison or on trial is the best option for Australian journalist Peter Greste says his family

Jazeera urges quick Egypt release of jailed reporters

Jan 01, 2015 - 6:19 PM

The Qatar based news channel says the prolongation of the custody of its three staffers could only do further damage to Egypt s international standing

JAILED JOURNALISTS. A file picture taken on June 23, 2014 at the police institute near Cairo's Tora prison shows Al-Jazeera news channel's Australian journalist Peter Greste (L) and his colleagues, Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fadel Fahmy (C) and Egyptian Baher Mohamed. Photo by Khaled Desouki/AFP

Egypt court orders retrial of jailed Al Jazeera journalists

Jan 01, 2015 - 3:43 PM

The court accepts the appeal of the 3 jailed Al Jazeera journalists and orders a retrial

JAILED JOURNALISTS. A file picture taken on June 23, 2014 at the police institute near Cairo's Tora prison shows Al-Jazeera news channel's Australian journalist Peter Greste (L) and his colleagues, Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fadel Fahmy (C) and Egyptian Baher Mohamed. Photo by Khaled Desouki/AFP