Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
South Africa journalists rebel over broadcaster's ban
By  • 6 July 2016
The South African Broadcasting Company has taken disciplinary action against seven journalists after an internal rebellion over a new policy barring the state-owned broadcaster from showing images of anti-government protests. Among those reprimanded was Lukhanyo…
Controversial trials of Somaliland journalists delayed
By  • 28 April 2016
The controversial trials of three journalists in a breakaway province of Somalia have been postponed amid criticism of recent legal action by authorities against the press, the press freedom group Reporters Without Borders said. At…
Death sentence upheld for Mauritania blogger
By , • 26 April 2016
An appeals court in the West African nation of Mauritania has upheld the death sentence of a blogger convicted of apostasy for an article critical of the Prophet Muhammad and the country's caste system. Blogger Muhammad…
French station barred from reporting on Chad vote
By  • 19 April 2016
French station TV5 Monde has been banned from filming in the central African nation of Chad after journalists from the station had their camera confiscated and footage deleted by Chadian police April 10, the same day…
Newspaper latest casualty in Somaliland crackdown
By  • 5 April 2016
Somaliland's government has ordered the closure of a newspaper, part of a renewed effort to silence critics in an autonomous region of Somalia once hailed for its commitment to democracy and press freedom. The newspaper, Codka…
Shabab press officer sentenced in deaths of 6 Somali journalists
By  • 7 March 2016
A Somali military court has sentenced a former journalist turned media officer for a radical Islamist militant group to death for his role in the deaths of at least five Somali journalists. Hassan Hanafi, 30, a popular…
Guinea journalist shot to death in opposition dispute
By  • 8 February 2016
A Guinean journalist died after being shot during a physical altercation between opposing political parties in Conakry, the capital of the French-speaking West African nation. Mohammed Diallo was killed after being shot point-blank in the…
As election looms, Djibouti detains and releases 2 journalists
By  • 26 January 2016
Security forces in the tiny east African nation of Djibouti have detained and released two local journalists as political tensions rise ahead of elections scheduled for April. Mohamed Ibrahim Waïss, a 41-year-old reporter for the opposition…
Mogadishu car bomb kills Somali journalist
By  • 8 December 2015
A car bomb in the Somali capital Mogadishu has killed a broadcast journalist who was the widow of another reporter killed three years earlier in a suicide attack on a café in the same city. Hindiya…
Zimbabwe police arrest journalist for filming a protest
By  • 18 November 2015
Zimbabwean police have arrested and charged a freelance journalist who was covering a protest against President Robert Mugabe's government in the capital Harare. Anderson Shadreck Manyere, an award-winning photojournalist and videographer, was filming clashes between…
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