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Kuwait journalist jailed for slander

Writer Mohammed Abdel Qader Al-Jassem gets a six-month sentence for calling for the resignation of the Prime Minister.

April 7, 2010 5:23
 
VIDEO: Rupert Murdoch’s keynote speech at the Abu Dhabi Media Summit

VIDEO: Rupert Murdoch’s keynote speech at the Abu Dhabi Media Summit

News Corp boss tells UAE that censorship of the media is “counterproductive” in his address to the Abu Dhabi Media Summit.

March 9, 2010 3:18
 
Kuwait shutting the voices?

Kuwait shutting the voices?

The country is considered to have the highest level of media freedom in the Arab world. But the number of defamation cases against journalists in the oil state is on the rise.

December 28, 2009 3:40
 
Don’t talk

Don’t talk

The UAE’s ranking in the world press freedom index has fallen by more than 15 places since 2008. Why?

October 21, 2009 1:38
 
Not-so-happy Press Freedom Day

Not-so-happy Press Freedom Day

Press freedom across the world is declining, and the situation is particularly bad in the Middle East, says an annual press survey.

May 3, 2009 11:39
 
Don’t stop the press

Don’t stop the press

The UAE’s ranking on the World Press Freedom Index this year has fallen two points from last year. Will upcoming regulations change that?

November 23, 2008 3:36