(Abdeljalil Bounhar/AP)

A Moroccan investigative journalist was released from prison Sunday after serving a 10-month sentence for adultery in a case that rights groups described as politically driven.

Speaking to reporters after his release, Hicham Mansouri described a violent police raid on his apartment in March, followed by police questioning that largely deviated from the charges he faced.

Read the full article here: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765683544/Moroccan-journalist-is-released-after-10-months-in-prison.html


(Alastair Grant/AP)

Lord Hall, the director-general of the BBC, yesterday unveiled plans to cut £150 million from the BBC’s budget, including paring back spending on sports rights and back office staff. But he is planning a second, much deeper, round of savings, which the corporation has timed to coincide with the publication of government proposals for the broadcaster’s next Royal Charter.

Read the full article here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/bbc/12004246/BBC-Four-and-News-Channel-facing-axe-as-BBC-eyes-cuts-of-550m.html


(Brendan McDermid/Reuters)

Al Jazeera America will shutter its cable TV and digital operations by April 30 of this year, the company announced Wednesday. The decision by the AJAM board was “driven by the fact that our business model is simply not sustainable in light of the economic challenges in the U.S. media marketplace,” said AJAM CEO Al Anstey.

Read the full article here: http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2016/1/13/al-jazeera-america-to-close-down.html


(Source:  Sean Penn/Rollingstone.com)

A foreign journalist’s take on Sean Penn’s interview with El Chapo, and his concerns with Penn’s professionalism.

Read more here: http://www.lastwordonnothing.com/2016/01/19/no-mr-penn-that-is-not-why-we-hate-you/


Are you a budding international journalist with a passion of going to another country to report on underreported systemic issue? The. American University and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting are offering two International Reporting Fellowships worth $2,500 each.

The School of Communication at American University has joined forces with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting to become a member of the Center’s Campus Consortium. The Campus Consortium initiative is a core component of the Pulitzer Center’s effort to create awareness campaigns around the global systemic issues that affect us all.

You must be an AU student to apply for this extraordinary opportunity. Please contact Bill Gentile with questions.

More information on the fellowship here: http://american.edu/soc/journalism/Pulitzer-Center-Fellowships.cfm

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Press Uncuffed is a campaign to raise awareness about imprisoned journalists and call for the release of those who are being held in connection with covering or commenting on issues of public interest. Journalists are being imprisoned in record numbers as authorities seek to silence and retaliate against critical voices covering sensitive topics such as corruption or human rights abuses. We must act together to change this. If a journalist somewhere still wears a cuff, so will we.

Read the full story here: https://cpj.org/campaigns/pressuncuffed/index.php?utm_content=bufferb6577&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Here are the 10 worst countries for journalists in 2015(AP Photo/Andy Wong)

The Committee to Protect Journalists has released a ranking of the ten most-censored countries around the world.

Can you guess the #1 spot??

Read more here: http://qz.com/388248/here-are-the-10-worst-countries-for-journalists-in-2015/


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