Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Project Exile: Bangladeshi publisher survives knife attack
By  • 17 May 2016
"I was trying to avoid that killer group, but at last I failed to avoid them." Ahmedur Rashid Chowdhury was one of the lucky ones. Since 2013, at least 11 liberal Bangladeshi journalists, activists and…
Four questions: War in Yemen
By  • 29 February 2016
A primer on Yemen's conflict Yemen's year-old civil war has left more than 6,000 dead, 30,000 injured and 2.5 million forced from their homes. Yet outside the region, there is little news coverage of Yemen's…
Yemen's hidden war
By  • 25 February 2016
The conflict in Syria gets the headlines, but 2,000 miles south in Yemen a separate civil war has brought an already impoverished country to its knees. More than 80 percent of the country's population is…
Al-Jazeera journalist put on U.S. terror watch list
By  • 11 May 2015
The U.S. has classified an al-Jazeera journalist as a member of al-Qaida and has put him on a watch list for suspected terrorists. Al-Jazeera's Pakistan bureau chief, Ahmad Muaffaq Zaidan, was singled out in a briefing conducted by the…
Photo essay: "There is no such thing as safety in Syria"
By  • 23 April 2015
There is a paradox about Syrian news. It's among the stories that's received the most coverage globally – and yet very few international journalists can report from inside the country. One of those who has…
Yemen instability bolsters al-Qaida group
By , • 19 March 2015
Yemen's instability is an opportunity for Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula With continuing carnage in Syria and Iraq and a recent election in Israel, there’s one story that has been overshadowed from the Middle East:…
Yemen on the brink
By  • 19 March 2015
The small Arabian peninsula nation of Yemen has gone through a lot of turmoil in the past decade. One president was ousted in 2012 during the Arab Spring, in January a second was overthrown by the Houthis,…
American photojournalist killed in Yemen rescue mission
By , • 9 December 2014
An American journalist was killed in Yemen in a failed attempt by U.S. and Yemeni soldiers to free him from captors from the group al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. Luke Somers, a 33-year-old freelancer born…
Yemen expels one journalist, bars another
By  • 12 May 2014
By Lexie Cartee Yemen expelled a prominent U.S. foreign correspondent from the country and barred entry to another in recent days, citing immigration issues. On May 5, Adam Baron received a phone call saying there…
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