Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Arab women's rights
By  • 12 July 2018
In late June, the first Saudi women to legally drive a car in the kingdom started their engines and took off down the road. The lifting of Saudi Arabia’s ban on female drivers was a…
Qatar feud risks Gulf instability
By  • 22 June 2017
On the surface, the tiny Persian Gulf nation of Qatar has much in common with Saudi Arabia and the other monarchies of the Arabian peninsula. Hydro-carbons have made it enormously wealthy, and it’s conservative Muslim…
Project Exile: Bahrain journalist escaped Arab Spring crackdown
By  • 18 January 2017
"I was in hiding in Bahrain for two years, in a small room inside a house" Few escapes are as dramatic as Ali Abdulemam’s. The celebrated liberal Bahraini blogger and newspaper columnist disappeared from public…
Editor pioneers gay media in Arab world
By  • 7 November 2016
“It seems every year we get ourselves into some kind of trouble.” The Arab world is one of the most difficult regions to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. In many countries, same-sex relations are…
Gay rights in the Arab world
By  • 22 September 2016
One of the hardest regions of the globe to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender is the Arab world. In Saudi Arabia and Yemen, the punishment for the crime of sodomy is death by stoning,…
Gulf states struggle amid depressed oil prices
By , • 19 February 2016
New taxes and cuts to government spending spur economic pain As the Arab Spring swept across the oil-rich Persian Gulf five years ago, the region's monarchies and authoritarian states were able to quell discontent by mixing…
Bahrain court rejects photographer's appeal
By  • 1 September 2014
An appellate court in Bahrain upheld a 10-year sentence for an award-winning photojournalist Aug. 30. Ahmed Humaidan was convicted in 2012 after he admitted to attacking a police station. Humaidan later withdrew his confession, telling…
Three international journalists expelled from Bahrain
By  • 23 April 2013
Three journalists working for the British television network ITV were ordered to leave Bahrain on April 19 after being held briefly by authorities. The journalists were reporting on political unrest while there to cover a…
Bahraini online journalist sentenced to life for covering country’s turmoil
By  • 18 September 2012
Bahrain’s High Court of Appeal upheld on Sept. 4 a life sentence given to online journalist Abduljalil Alsingace for “plotting to topple” the regime. Alsingace, known as an independent blogger and human rights defender, was…
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