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Mary Ryan

Stories By Mary Ryan
Indonesia's transformation
By  • 2 February 2015
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…
Ukrainian news site shines amid revolution, war
By , • 8 January 2015
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, he might…
Azerbaijan jails prominent investigative reporter
By , • 8 December 2014
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 U.S.-backed Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, was arrested…
Project Exile: Ethiopian editor flees after arrest warning
By  • 7 December 2014
"We had to choose between staying in prison for the foreseeable future or leave the country." Mesfin Negash’s passion for what he describes as “critical and analytic” journalism was inspired by his studies in political…
Algerian reporter in hunger strike after 15 months in prison
By  • 17 November 2014
An Algerian journalist held in prison without trial for more than a year has been on a hunger strike since Nov. 5. Abdelhai Abdessamia, who works for the Algerian daily newspaper Mon Journal and its…
Turkish journalist faces prison for 'insulting an officer'
By  • 11 November 2014
A Turkish journalist faces up to 16 months in prison for criticizing the one-year prison sentence given to the police officer who severely beat a woman. Kemal Göktaş, of the Turkish daily newspaper Milliyet, was…
Coverage of Iran acid attacks leads to arrest
By  • 4 November 2014
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 Iranian Students’ News Agency…
Timeline: Child trafficking and exploitation laws
By , • 31 October 2014
A growing number of laws have increased punishments on child sex trafficking around the world in the past two decades. Many have been prompted by key international treaties.   ​
Islamic State executes Iraqi cameraman
By  • 21 October 2014
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
By  • 20 October 2014
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…
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