Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
After three years of #MeToo, are newsrooms more diverse?
By , , • 20 November 2020
In the wake of #MeToo and the death of George Floyd, many public figures and institutions have had intense conversations about gender and racial inequities. The news media has brought these conversations to the attention…
How a sportswriter challenged a government
By  • 19 November 2020
Just before the COVID pandemic sent the world into lockdown last spring, visitors to the True/False film festival — an annual showing of top documentaries in Columbia, Missouri — got a sneak preview of a…
Journalist critical of Kremlin dies in Ukraine bombing
By  • 25 July 2016
A prominent journalist and critic of the Russian and Belarusian governments has been killed in a car-bombing in the Ukrainian capital Kiev, a year after he reported being threatened during a visit to Moscow. Pavel…
Turkey charges three press freedom activists
By  • 27 June 2016
Two Turkish journalists and an academic are facing up to 14 years in a Turkish prison on charges of disseminating “terrorist propaganda” by guest-editing a pro-Kurdish newspaper. Arrested June 20 were Sebnem Korur Fincanci, president…
Turkish journalist on trial escapes shooting
By  • 11 May 2016
A prominent Turkish journalist on trial for disclosing state secrets escaped injury after an assailant shot at him twice outside a court in Istanbul. Can Dündar, editor-in-chief of the Turkish daily Cumhuriyet, was outside the…
Spain drops charges for mafia wiretap report
By  • 10 May 2016
Spanish prosecutors have dropped charges against two journalists for reporting on a police wiretap investigation into suspected members of the Italian Camorra crime family. Charges against Cruz Morcillo and Pablo Muñoz, reporters for the Spanish daily ABC, were…
Russia releases Crimea reporter charged with 'extremism'
By  • 26 April 2016
Police in Crimea have released a reporter for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) after detaining him as part of an investigation into the U.S.-sponsored news service in the peninsula annexed by Russia from Ukraine in…
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…
Journalists and activists attacked in southern Russia
By  • 17 March 2016
A group of masked men has attacked six journalists and two activists traveling in Russia's Caucasus region, beating them with wooden sticks, setting fire to their vehicle and stealing equipment. The March 9 attack came…
Poland expels Russian journalist for 'security' threat
By  • 15 December 2015
A Russian journalist has been forced to leave Poland after Polish authorities accused him of posing an unspecified threat to national security. Leonid Sviridov has worked as a journalist in Poland for more than 15 years…
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