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…
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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…
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Texas journalist slain, motive sought
By  • 21 June 2016
Police are searching for the motive in the death of a  Texas freelance journalist and real estate agent who was found dead of a gunshot in the backyard a house in a suburb of Fort Worth.…
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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…
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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…
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Honduran journalist survives two attacks in one day
By  • 11 May 2016
A Honduran radio journalist known for his outspoken criticism of the government has survived two attacks in a single day. Felix Molina, the host of the pro-democracy program Resistencias, was traveling in a taxi in the…
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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…
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Hungarian journalists build new site after controversy
By  • 11 May 2016
Mass resignations from one of Hungary's top news sites led to the creation of a new investigative outlet In 2014, Hungarian investigative journalist András Pethő wrote an exposé about a series of expensive overseas business trips…
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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…
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Mexican reporter slain outside his home
By  • 3 May 2016
A Mexican journalist was shot and killed outside his home early April 25 in Mexico's southwestern Guerrero state. Francisco Pacheco Beltrán was returning to his home in the city of Taxco after taking his daughter…
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