Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Brazilian journalist slain after receiving threats
By  • 2 August 2016
A Brazilian journalist who ran a local news website in a small city in the country's central Goiás state was shot and killed outside his home after reportedly receiving death threats. João Miranda do Carmo,…
Colombia rebel group releases kidnapped journalists
By  • 3 June 2016
Three journalists abducted by Colombia's second largest rebel group were freed May 27. Spanish journalist Salud Hernandez, from the Spanish newspaper El Mundo and Colombia’s El Tiempo, went missing May 21 while covering a story on…
Correa supporters in online attack on Ecuador journalists
By  • 20 April 2016
Supporters of Ecuador President Rafael Correa have launched an online campaign targeting journalists involved  with the Panama Papers investigation after Correa tweeted the names of the reporters earlier this month. On April 12, Correa tweeted the…
Brazilian journalist shot after covering land disputes
By  • 12 April 2016
A Brazilian journalist was shot by a gunman on a motorcycle outside his home in a small town in the northwestern Brazilian state Rondônia. Ivan Pereira Costa, a journalist and founder of news site Veja…
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…
Mexican reporter who took on local strongmen killed
By  • 1 February 2016
A newspaper reporter in southern Mexico has been shot dead, the third journalist slain in less than a year in Mexico's southern Oaxaca state. Marcos Hernández Bautista, 38, was shot in the head Jan. 21 as…
Brazilian radio host shot to death
By  • 16 December 2015
A Brazilian radio host has been slain by a group of gunmen who chased him in his car before shooting him to death in a rural area of eastern Brazil. Luiz Manoel Souza, 48, was…
Brazilian radio host killed after receiving threats
By  • 16 November 2015
A Brazilian radio journalist was killed in the early hours of Nov. 10, making him the fourth journalist to be killed this year in Brazil. Israel Gonçalves Silva had just dropped his children off to school when…
Brazil arrests three in 2013 slaying of editor
By  • 10 November 2015
Brazilian police have arrested three suspects for the 2013 killing of an editor of a newspaper in a suburb of Rio de Janeiro. The three men are alleged to belong to a local "militia" gang…
Ecuadorean press group faces closure
By  • 14 September 2015
A press freedom group in Ecuador that has criticized restrictions on the media by President Rafael Correa's government may be closed after a government agency accused it of being "political." Fundamedios, Ecuador’s sole independent press…
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