Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism

Louise Hemmerle

Stories By Louise Hemmerle
Project Exile: Chadian blogger finds French asylum
By  • 22 June 2016
"It is a common local practice. You get offered a high position, a car, and you change sides." Chad's President Idriss Déby once said "a world without a press is like a body without a…
Honduran journalist survives two attacks in one day
By  • 11 May 2016
A Honduran radio journalist known for his outspoken criticism of the government has survived two attacks in a single day. Felix Molina, the host of the pro-democracy program Resistencias, was traveling in a taxi in the…
Photo essay: slavery in the Thai fishing industry
By  • 28 April 2016
How an AP photographer captured labor abuses in Southeast Asia Most people don't think of slavery as a 21st century problem. But between 2013 and 2015, a group of Associated Press reporters conducted a major…
Prisoner release in Azerbaijan includes four journalists
By  • 22 March 2016
Four independent journalists have found freedom again in Azerbaijan. Azeri President Ilham Aliyev issued a decree on March 17, the eve of the Persian new year, pardoning 148 people, a group that included dissidents, journalists…
Corruption reporting nets Venezuela editor 4-year sentence
By  • 14 March 2016
A court in Venezuela has sentenced the editor of an independent newspaper to four years in prison for criminal defamation after reporting on corruption at a government-owned mining firm. Natera Febres, editor of the newspaper…
Turkish editors released from prison, still face trial
By  • 1 March 2016
Two Turkish journalists who reported that the country's government was arming Islamist rebels in Syria have been released from prison three months after their arrest on charges of espionage and aiding a terrorist organization. Cumhuriyet…
Gulf states struggle amid depressed oil prices
By , • 19 February 2016
New taxes and cuts to government spending spur economic pain As the Arab Spring swept across the oil-rich Persian Gulf five years ago, the region's monarchies and authoritarian states were able to quell discontent by mixing…
Two Afghan radio workers attacked
By  • 9 February 2016
Two journalists were hospitalized after being attacked by gunmen in northern Afghanistan in the fourth attack on journalists in the country in less than three weeks. Mohammad Ibrahim Hashemi, 22, the news editor of Adib…
Government reporter killed in eastern Afghan province
By  • 2 February 2016
An Afghan state radio journalist has been killed by armed men on Jan. 29 in Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangarhar. Mohammad Zubair Khaksar, a reporter for the local branch of the government-run network Radio Television of Afghanistan,…
Afghanistan arrests 8 in bomb attack on TV staffers
By  • 25 January 2016
Afghan officials have arrested eight members of the country's militant Haqqani network in connection with a Jan. 20 suicide bombing that killed seven staffers from an Afghan television station in Kabul. The bomber rammed an…
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