CAIRO, EGYPT: Egypt's top court hears an appeal today by three jailed Al-Jazeera journalists as expectations of their release grew amid a thawing of Cairo's ties with Qatar, the channel's base
CAIRO, EGYPT / SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Australian Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste marks a year in prison in Egypt today, with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop downplaying hopes that he will be released before a 1 January appeal
LONDON, UK: Social media sites have become "the command-and-control networks of choice for terrorists", the new head of Britain's electronic spying agency GCHQ says
The lawyer for a group of detained Ethiopian bloggers and reporters said he intended filing a civil suit against the country's police for holding them without charge for nearly three months.
WASHINGTON, USA: Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups have expanded their online presence with increased use of social media, creating new challenges for thwarting attacks, said a study released Wednesday, 14 May.
CAIRO, EGYPT: Egyptian prosecutors on Wednesday referred to trial 20 journalists working with Al-Jazeera television network, including four foreigners accused of "airing false news."
Syria, Iraq, Egypt most deadly nations for journalists. In South Africa, as and when the contraversial POIB becomes law, journalists could face very stiff penalties.
Expansion into Africa by the world's biggest law firms gathered steam on Monday (3 June) with the official tie-up between Norton Rose and Fulbright & Jaworski to form Norton Rose Fulbright.
CAIRO, EGYPT: Egypt's liquor stores are under growing pressure to stop selling alcohol, they say, but the pressure is not from the country's Islamist government, but from society itself.
Global legal practice Norton Rose has advised South African insurers expanding into other African countries to look beyond the sector-specific regulatory requirements in the jurisdictions they are entering as failure to do so could undermine their investments.
Phakamisa Ndzamela 20 Mar 2013
Hackers have claimed the scalp of the South African Ministry of State Security's Twitter account, underlining concerns that Africa may be the soft underbelly of global cyber security.