Indonesia’s transformation

A mid-sized city's evolution from sleepy port to energy hub embodies nation's growth In the 1970s, the airport for the Indonesian city of Balikpapan on the island of Borneo was little more than a shack with...

Ukrainian news site shines amid revolution, war

The Kyiv Post has become a go-to source for news about a nation in turmoil. When Ukraine’s fleeing president Viktor Yanukovych had thousands of documents dumped into the freezing Kiev Reservoir in February,...

Azerbaijan jails prominent investigative reporter

The Azeri government has jailed a prominent investigative reporter known for her persistent coverage of government corruption, human rights violations and media freedom. Khadija Ismayilova, who contributes to...

Coverage of Iran acid attacks leads to arrest

An Iranian photojournalist was arrested for covering a protest in the central city of Isfahan demanding justice for victims of acid attacks. Freelance photographer Aria Jafari was on assignment for the...

Islamic State executes Iraqi cameraman

The Islamic State in the Levant (ISIL) executed a captured Iraqi cameraman Oct. 10 after he refused to work for the militant Islamist group. Raad Mohamed Al-Azaoui, 37, was working as a cameraman for Sama...

Azerbaijan reporter barred from foreign travel

A prominent investigative reporter in Azerbaijan on trial for libel was barred from leaving the country Oct. 11 as she tried to fly to the Czech Republic to attend a media conference. Khadija Ismayilova is...