Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Why Nicaragua's journalists had to leave their country to keep reporting on it
By  • 7 December 2021
Daniel Ortega once fought a Nicaraguan dictator. Now he has become one. Before "winning" a fourth term as the country's president in November, the former leftist freedom fighter systematically jailed all his leading opponents. Then…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Gay magazine editor slain in Bangladesh
By , • 2 May 2016
A founder of Bangladesh's first and only gay magazine has been hacked to death in the capital Dhaka along with a friend, part of a wave of killings of liberal and secular bloggers and activists…
Controversial trials of Somaliland journalists delayed
By  • 28 April 2016
The controversial trials of three journalists in a breakaway province of Somalia have been postponed amid criticism of recent legal action by authorities against the press, the press freedom group Reporters Without Borders said. At…
Death sentence upheld for Mauritania blogger
By , • 26 April 2016
An appeals court in the West African nation of Mauritania has upheld the death sentence of a blogger convicted of apostasy for an article critical of the Prophet Muhammad and the country's caste system. Blogger Muhammad…
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