Yasuda originally went missing in 2015 after entering Syria from Turkey to report on Syria’s civil war. He was reportedly held by the al-Qaeda-linked militant group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham.
Abuses are focused on those allegedly affiliated with rival factions, including protesters, dissidents, journalists and bloggers, with the aim of crushing dissent, the report said.
Turkey said that the murder of Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul was "savagely planned," vowing nothing would remain secret in the case
DR Congo ranks 154th out of 180 countries on the press freedoms index compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the media watchdog called for the immediate release of the five…
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared he did not want "to talk about any of the facts," while President Donald Trump said innocence must be presumed
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham pledged that Congress would "sanction the hell out of Saudi Arabia."
President Donald Trump said the US would inflict severe punishment, if missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered by the Saudis.
Whether or not Congressional outrage over the journalist's disappearance will have any meaningful impact on U.S. policy remains to be seen.
More than 50 Vietnamese activists, rights campaigners and bloggers have been put behind bars in 2018, in one of the harshest crackdowns in years.
Rights groups criticized the detention of the reporters from Eleven Media, the latest in a long series of cases brought against the media under vague and outdated laws.
At least 15 Saudi journalists and bloggers have been arrested over the past year, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said on Wednesday.
Bulgaria found itself under pressure to find the killer of a television journalist whose brutal murder at the weekend has shocked the country and sparked international condemnation.
Major tech companies including Facebook and Google agreed Wednesday on a code of conduct to combat online disinformation in the European Union.
Austria's far-right interior minister, Herbert Kickl, insisted press freedom was "inviolable" as he tried to defuse a storm after asking police to limit cooperation with the media.
A former columnist for state media has been jailed for seven years for "abusive" Facebook posts about Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Russians who refuse to take down online information that has been judged "false" by a court could be sentenced to up to a year in prison under a new bill.
Throughout the past year, a climate of hatred and hostility towards journalists in the United States has become significantly worse.
Journalists on the Greek island of Lesbos downed tools to protest aggression by far-right militants seeking to capitalize on refugees and migrants.