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…
Iranian journalist's sentence reduced as another is jailed
By , • 19 August 2016
A prison sentence for a pro-reform Iranian journalist has been cut to two years after a ruling by an appeals court in Tehran. Ehsan Safarzaei, also known as Saman, was arrested along with three other…
Oman arrests three journalists after inheritance report
By  • 9 August 2016
Three journalists from an opposition newspaper in Oman have been arrested in the days after the publication of a report accusing government officials of pressuring the judiciary to change a ruling in an inheritance case.…
Family of slain reporter sues Syria government in U.S.
By  • 11 July 2016
Family members of Marie Colvin, an American war reporter who was killed in Syria six years ago, have filed a wrongful death suit against President Bashar al-Assad's government in federal court in Washington, D.C. In…
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…
Egypt charges journalist union leaders
By  • 1 June 2016
Prosecutors in Egypt have referred three leaders of the the country's Journalists' Syndicate for trial after they were charged with harboring fugitives and publishing false news related to a police raid on the press group's…
Israel places Palestinian journalist in 'administrative detention'
By  • 3 May 2016
An Israeli military court has ordered a Palestinian journalist be held without trial for up to four months on suspicion of illegal activity as part a Palestinian Liberation Organization faction. Omar Nazzal, a member of…
Brother of slain Syrian journalist attacked in Turkey
By , • 17 March 2016
A Syrian journalist whose brother was killed in a suspected attack by the Islamic State in October has escaped an attack in southeastern Turkey. Ahmed Abd al-Qader, the director of the Syrian news website Eye…
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…
Yemeni journalist killed in sniper attack in Taiz
By  • 23 February 2016
A Yemeni journalist was fatally shot in the head by a sniper in the southwestern city of Taiz while reporting on the conflict between Houthi rebels and pro-government forces. Ahmed Al-Shaibani, a broadcast reporter for…
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