Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Norwegian journalist detained in Yemen
By  • 13 April 2015
A Norwegian freelance journalist has been detained in the Yemeni capital Sana'a on suspicion of sping on Iranian-backed Houthi rebels. Raymond Lidal, 28, was arrested in the early morning hours of March 29 by Houthi security…
Journalists arrested, beaten at Myanmar demonstration
By  • 16 March 2015
At least two journalists were arrested and four others were beaten while covering a student protest in Myanmar that ended in clashes with security forces. Phyo Aung Myint, of Myanmar's Reporter News Journal, and Nyan…
Disappeared Belorussian journalist said to be in jail
By  • 8 December 2014
A Belorussian journalist who had been missing for almost two weeks is being held in jail in the capital Minsk, the Associated Press reported. Alyaksandr Alesin, a journalist who covered military affairs for the daily…
Azerbaijan jails prominent investigative reporter
By , • 8 December 2014
The Azeri government has jailed a prominent investigative reporter known for her persistent coverage of government corruption, human rights violations and media freedom. Khadija Ismayilova, who contributes to U.S.-backed Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, was arrested…
Polish police arrest journalists covering election dispute
By  • 24 November 2014
Police in Poland have released two journalists detained while covering a demonstration at the headquarters of the State Election Commission in Warsaw. Jan Pawlicki of TV Republika and photojournalist Tomasz Gzell of the Polish Press…
Chadian journalist arrested, beaten for school reporting
By  • 11 November 2014
A journalist for Chad's Dja FM has been arrested and beaten by police in the central African nation's capital of N'Djamena after reporting on students returning to school. Boulga David was in front of N'Djamena's…
Cuba tells journalist to stop work or face prison
By  • 8 October 2014
Cuban police arrested and detained a journalist for an opposition newspaper and told him to halt work or face four years in prison, a press freedom group said. Bernardo Arévalo, a journalist from the southern…
China arrests 81-year-old writer for criticism
By  • 22 September 2014
Police in Beijing arrested an 81-year-old writer and publisher on vague charges of 'causing trouble,' news outlets including the South China Morning Post reported. Huang Zerong, better known as Tie Liu, was taken from his…
China media activist charged for 2013 protest
By  • 25 June 2014
Prosecutors in southern China will put a well-known media freedom and human rights campaigner on trial on charges of “disrupting public order,” news agencies including the Associated Press said, citing the activist’s lawyer. Yang Maodong,…
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