Amnesty International hears from journalists and bloggers across the world who face abuse and even imprisonment while trying to do their job.
Bahraini human rights defender Al-Khawaja is among a group of activists granted an appeal in a civil court.
A violent attack on protesters in Cairo demonstrating against the exlusion of a well-known politician from upcoming elections has left one person dead.
Concern is growing for three human rights defenders being held at a military base near Damascus, amid reports they may be facing ongoing torture.
A Bahrain court has further postponed the appeals trial of prominent opposition activist Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, who has been on hunger strike for 75 days.
A new report reveals how Bahrain's piecemeal reforms have failed to provide justice for victims of human rights violations.
Legislators in Kuwait are due to vote on draft legislation that would make blasphemy a crime punishable by death.
The Saudi Arabian authorities must release a prominent human rights activist who is reported to have been on hunger strike for five weeks in protest at his continuing unfair imprisonment, Amnesty International said.
Women in Tehran are facing jail sentences for campaigning against decades of human rights violations.
Authorities urged to act to prevent a repetition of the widespread human rights abuses that took place under former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
A Bahraini prisoner of conscience's health has seriously deteriorated while on hunger strike in prison after anti-government protests last year.
Some 13 school pupils have been beaten and verbally abused before being arrested by men in plain clothes in the town of Daraya.
At least 13 people remain in custody in the wake of the weekend protests against the detention of half a dozen pro-reform activists.
A leading human rights defender in Bahrain detained for taking part in protests is at risk of death after 50 days on hunger strike.
A year after a planned "Day of Rage" demonstration in Riyadh, at least six men are languishing in jail for their involvement in the event.
On International Women's Day, Amnesty International supports the courageous women fighting for human rights in the Middle East and North Africa.
Iranian authorities are urged to overturn an 18-year jail sentenced for a prominent human rights lawyer and prisoner of conscience.
Egypt has lifted a travel ban on some, but not all, foreign nationals targeted in a crackdown on NGO workers.
Saudi Arabian authorities are using a Riyadh court established to fight terrorism to try peaceful protesters.
Iran is urged to free a prisoner of conscience held at Tehran's Evin Prison so he can visit his ailing son.