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Alexander Droessler

Alexander Droessler is a Global Journalist editor and Fulbright exchange student at the University of Missouri. Originally from Germany, he stays in the U.S. until June 2014 to study international journalism and new media models. His journalistic interests range from media and politics to environmental and LGBTQI issues. Follow Alexander on Twitter @AlexDroessler
Stories By Alexander Droessler
Ten things to know about the EU elections
By  • 16 May 2014
In late May, citizens of the European Union’s 28 nations will vote for a new EU parliament. At stake is the future of more than 500 million people who together form the world’s largest economy.…
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Cameroon journalists criticize government influence on media
By  • 6 May 2014
As journalists around the world celebrated World Press Freedom Day on May 3, Cameroonian journalists criticized the lack of media freedom in their country, saying the press is manipulated by the government. According to Voice…
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Local media a casualty in CAR
By  • 9 April 2014
Media outlets in the Central African Republic are caught between the conflicts between religious rebel forces in the Central African Republic. When the employees of a Christian radio station that was partnered with an American…
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Local media disappear in Central African Republic
By  • 9 April 2014
When the employees of a Christian radio station that was partnered with an American church entered their newsroom last April, there was nothing left. The station’s equipment was destroyed and stolen by looters, and the damage…
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Egyptian journalist dies during clashes in Cairo
By  • 4 April 2014
A 22-year-old Egyptian journalist died of a gunshot wound in Cairo while covering clashes between supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi and security forces and residents, local news outlets reported. The death of Mayada…
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Dodging bombs to document war crimes
By  • 20 March 2014
Everything has to happen fast on this early morning. Anna Neistat and Ole Solvang run across fields under cover of dawn. Suddenly, a barbed wire fence appears. They jump over it before they climb into…
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Yemeni journalist sentenced to one year over corruption allegations
By  • 19 March 2014
An appeals court in Yemen has upheld a one-year jail sentence for a journalist charged with posting false information on his Facebook page linking a local government official to corruption. A court in Al-Baydha upheld…
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Spanish journalist freed in Syria
By  • 5 March 2014
Spanish journalist Marc Marginedas has been released by his kidnappers after nearly six months of captivity in Syria. The reporter for the Barcelona-based newspaper El Periódico covered the use of chemical weapons in Syria before…
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Libyan parliament adapts Qadaffi law banning “insults” of government officials
By  • 28 February 2014
A new law in Libya provides punishments of up to 15 years in prison anyone convicted of publicly insulting legislative, executive branch or judicial officials. Libya’s provisional parliament, the General National Congress (GNC) passed the…
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Sudan security services seize newspapers after report on militia
By  • 11 February 2014
The Sudanese intelligence services seized issues of three local newspapers Tuesday following reports of a killing by a government-backed militia. Issues of the newspapers Al-Sahafa, Al-Ayam, and Alwan were confiscated by Sudan’s National Intelligence and…
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