Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Filmmakers face 5 years in Indonesia on visa charges
By  • 5 October 2015
Two British journalists face five years in jail in Indonesia for trying to make a documentary about piracy in the region without proper visas. Neil Bonner, 32, and Rebecca Prosser, 31, attended their second hearing…
Maldives arrests three journalists covering protests
By  • 31 March 2015
Police in the Indian Ocean nation of Maldives have arrested three journalists who were covering demonstrations in the capital Male calling for the release of the country's former president. Mohamed Niyaz, a cameraman for the…
In Australia, Aborigines win coastal lands after two decade fight
By  • 20 November 2014
Victory is another success for indigenous land claims for an impoverished minority. For Australia’s Aborigines, it was a notable win in a long effort to reclaim lost land. After a two- decade legal battle, a…
French journalists may face Indonesian immigration charges
By  • 8 September 2014
Two French journalists arrested in Indonesia in August on immigration charges are likely to go on trial and face up to five years in prison, Radio France Internationale reported, citing a lawyer for the men.…
French journalists held in Indonesia
By  • 8 August 2014
Police in the Indonesian province of Papua arrested and jailed two French documentary-makers Aug. 6, Australian media reported. Thomas Dandois and Valentine Bourrat were making a documentary for the television channel Arte when they were…
Radio host gunned down in the Philippines
By  • 12 June 2014
A Filipino radio journalist who had reported on drug trafficking and government corruption was shot and killed June 9, the third journalist to be killed in the Asian country since May 4. A gunman on…
Australian Prime Minister criticizes “unpatriotic” state broadcaster
By  • 6 February 2014
Free Press Watch originally published Feb. 4 2014. Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott has called the national broadcaster ABC "unpatriotic" and has criticized it for "taking everyone's side but Australia's. Mr Abbot says the television…
Samoan Prime Minister uses 53-year-old law to threaten parliamentary journalists
By  • 27 June 2013
The speaker of the Samoan Parliament accused reporters of misquoting him and threatened them using a 53-year-old law that would mean a fine and possibly jail time for “false reporting.” Speaker of Parliament La’auli Leuatea…
Australian journalists call for more source protection amid lawsuits
By  • 10 April 2013
Five Australian journalists who are currently being sued for not disclosing sources have made pleas in court for more source protection. Five senior reporters, with four employed at Fairfax media and one with The West…
Australian journalists appealed court case
By  • 2 February 2013
The Sydney Morning Herald reported Feb. 5 that two Australian journalists have appealed to the Australian Supreme Court to avoid having to reveal a sources of controversial stories in 2012. Nick McKenzie and Richard Baker…
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