Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Ghana, Egypt face assaults on press
By  • 7 March 2019
On the surface, Ghana and Egypt couldn't be more different places when it comes free expression. Ghana ranks higher than the U.S. and U.K. by some measures of press freedom, while Egypt's government is now…
Egypt's staged election
By  • 8 March 2018
Egypt will hold a presidential election at the end of this month. But there’s little drama about who will actually win. President Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi, who led a 2013 coup against the country’s first democratically elected…
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…
Egypt releases al-Jazeera journalists after criticism
By , • 28 September 2015
After spending a year and a half in and out of Egyptian prisons, two al-Jazeera journalists have been released after receiving a presidential pardon. They were released  on the eve of the Islamic festival of Eid…
Egypt press activist jailed
By  • 27 July 2015
The founder of an independent journalists network in Egypt was arrested by police and accused of working for the outlawed group, the Muslim Brotherhood, according to the Daily News Egypt. Aboubakr Khallaf, founder of the…
Germany releases al-Jazeera journalist wanted in Egypt
By  • 22 June 2015
An al-Jazeera television reporter arrested in Germany at the request of Egypt has been released. Ahmed Mansour, a British-Egyptian television correspondent for al-Jazeera Arabic was en route to Doha, Qatar, where the network is based, when we…
Egypt releases al-Jazeera's Greste after more than a year
By  • 3 February 2015
An  al-Jazeera reporter held for 400 days in prison in Egypt has been released and deported back to his home country of Australia. Peter Greste, 49, of al-Jazeera's English-language affiliate was arrested with two colleagues…
Protests over Egyptian editors' loyalty pledge
By  • 4 November 2014
At least 580 Egyptian journalists have rejected a recent pledge by newspaper editors to support the government and refrain from criticizing the police, the army and the judiciary. "Standing up to terrorism with a shackled…
Egyptian court convicts Al-Jazeera journalists
By  • 24 June 2014
An Egyptian court sentenced an Al-Jazeera journalist to 10 years in prison and another two journalists for the network to seven years for false news reporting and aiding the banned Muslim Brotherhood. Six other Al-Jazeera…
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