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11 April 2016 |

Profile: Ahmad Zeidabadi, a journalist banned from practising journalism

Profile: Ahmad Zeidabadi, a journalist banned from practising journalism For his work as a journalist and political analyst in Iran, Ahmad Zeidabadi has been subjected to arrest, jail, torture, exile, and, to top it all of, a lifetime ban from all public and political activity, including journalism.
24 March 2016 |

Profile: Bassel Khartabil

Profile: Bassel Khartabil The story of the man who inspired Wikipedia, Mozilla, Creative Commons and thousands of activists around the world to band together behind the rallying cry: #WhereIsBassel?
11 December 2015 |

Syria's anonymous collectives: AbouNaddara

Syria's anonymous collectives: AbouNaddara This is part four of a four-part series on the men and women illuminating some of Syria's darkest regions, often at grave personal risk.
8 December 2015 |

Syria's anonymous collectives: Documenting life amidst the chaos

Syria's anonymous collectives: Documenting life amidst the chaos In this four-part series on the men and women illuminating Syria's darkest regions, IFEX speaks to individuals working with four independent Syrian collectives operating anonymously inside the war-torn country to find out what motivates them to keep going despite the grave and often, fatal, risks involved.
7 December 2015 |

Syria's anonymous collectives: Radio Rozana

Syria's anonymous collectives: Radio Rozana This is part three of a four-part series on the men and women illuminating some of Syria's darkest regions, often at grave personal risk.
1 December 2015 |

Syria's anonymous collectives: Eye on the Homeland

Syria's anonymous collectives: Eye on the Homeland This is part two of a four-part series on the men and women illuminating some of Syria's darkest regions, often at grave personal risk.
27 November 2015 |

Syria's anonymous collectives: Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently

Syria's anonymous collectives: Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently This is the first instalment in a four-part series on the men and women illuminating some of Syria's darkest regions, often at grave personal risk.
10 November 2015 |

Profile: Yara Bader

Profile: Yara Bader Journalist and activist Yara Bader tirelessly campaigns for free speech in her country where foreign journalists and observers have little access, and independent voices are imprisoned, disappeared and murdered.
16 September 2015 |

Iraq's anti-corruption protests marred by wave of murders

Iraq's anti-corruption protests marred by wave of murders Several Iraqi provinces have witnessed the violent deaths of political activists and tribal leaders supportive of Iraq’s nation-wide anti-corruption protests. Undaunted by the killings and the government's apparent inability or unwillingness to respond to them, protesters have vowed to keep demonstrating until their demands are met.
15 September 2015 |

Profile: Iran's fearless human rights defender Nasrin Sotoudeh

Profile: Iran's fearless human rights defender Nasrin Sotoudeh Fearless and outspoken, Nasrin Sotoudeh is one of Iran’s most well-known human rights defenders. Denied her right to practice law in October 2013, she has held a daily picket outside the Iranian Bar Association which she says she will continue until the ban is lifted.
3 September 2015 |

Atena Farghadani: Cartoonish law

Atena Farghadani: Cartoonish law Artist Atena Farghadani, previously sentenced to 12 years in prison in Iran for a cartoon, has had her sentence commuted to 18 months.
22 June 2015 |

Waleed Abulkhair: A lawyer vs the Saudi establishment

Waleed Abulkhair: A lawyer vs the Saudi establishment Reform advocate and former Raif Badawi lawyer is paying a steep price for challenging the views of Saudi Arabia’s religious and political leaders.
19 June 2015 |

Profile: Raif Badawi

Profile: Raif Badawi After setting up an online discussion forum promoting free speech and liberalism, Saudi blogger Raif Badawi was sentenced to 10 years in prison and a 1,000 lashes; his forum was permanently shut down and the discussion threads in them deleted. In the writings that survived the purge, an image of a fearless thinker emerges.
28 April 2015 |

Profile: Mazen Darwish

Profile: Mazen Darwish Mazen Darwish is a renowned Syrian lawyer and advocate for free expression, internationally recognized as an invaluable source of information on the conflict in his country.
20 April 2015 |

Profile: Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja

Profile: Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja Prominent Bahraini human rights advocate Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja spent 12 years in exile advocating for human rights in his homeland. When he returned, he was sentenced to life in prison for inspiring his fellow Bahrainis to do the same.
18 February 2015 |

Fighting words: Taking on ISIS in the digital sphere

Fighting words: Taking on ISIS in the digital sphere ISIS has been steadily strengthening its grip on social media and using the Internet for recruitment and to spread propaganda. These are strong weapons in any war. So who is fighting back?
6 June 2013 |

Saba'aneh the cartoonist's pen breaks out of prison

Saba'aneh the cartoonist's pen breaks out of prison Despite his imprisonment, cartoonist Mohamed Saba’aneh continues to speak out for Palestinians with his art.
7 March 2013 |

Audio: How Syria's conflict has changed the rules for freelancers

Audio: How Syria's conflict has changed the rules for freelancers The implications of the decision by The Sunday Times to refuse all work out of Syria offered by freelancers.
2 February 2013 |

No free media with military censorship

No free media with military censorship IFEX member the Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms responds to David Swick's piece about the challenges of reporting on Israeli-Palestinian relations.
20 December 2012 |

The ups and downs of writing about Palestine and Israel… from North America

The ups and downs of writing about Palestine and Israel… from North America Journalism ethics professor David Swick offers advice to journalists wanting to cover a topic that engenders passionate disagreement and charges of biased reporting.


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