Friday sees another court hearing for 17 Turkish journalists charged with supporting terrorism. The employees of the opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet are among 100 writers and reporters jailed in a widespread crackdown on press freedom in Turkey.
Hajar Raissouni was jailed for an abortion she has always denied. Her pardon this week was a small victory for women's rights activists across the region who, despite recent gains, still face serious resistance.
Liberia has cracked down on critical media over the past year. At the same time, the government has repealed harsh media laws that saw journalists suffer excessive jail sentences and fines.
Erol Onderoglu, the national representative for Reporters Without Borders, was one of three facing 14 years in jail. 140 journalists are currently in prison in Turkey, despite international demands that they be set free.
The list mostly targets foreign media, including DW, for alleged bias against the Turkish government. The journalists' union has said that the list is another method of intimidation being used by Ankara.
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