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Palestinian journalist fatally shot by Israeli forces, RSF calls for investigation

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SHAFAQNA - Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns yesterday’s disproportionate use of force by Israeli troops, in which Palestinian journalist Yaser Murtaja was fatally shot at Gaza’s border with Israel, and calls for an independent investigation…

Foreign journalists arrested in Bahrain during anniversary of uprising

SHAFAQNA- Bahraini authorities have arrested four foreigners, including journalists, during protests marking the fifth anniversary of a Shia-led uprising in the kingdom, police said on Monday. The four are believed to be American. A US…

Muslim journalists no longer as rare in US newsrooms

SHAFAQNA - Rummana Hussain was one of those children whose Muslim parents envisioned her in a white coat with a stethoscope around her neck. Instead, she became a metro editor and reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times, where she covers criminal…

Over 100 journalists killed in 2015, most in 'peaceful' countries: Report

SHAFAQNA - A total of 110 journalists were killed around the world in 2015, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said on Tuesday, warning that more were being deliberately targeted for their work in supposedly peaceful countries. Sixty-seven…