Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
The new art censorship
By  • 22 November 2019
From the love poems of Ovid to Michelangelo’s painted nudes in the Sistine Chapel, art censorship has a long history. Yet today’s censorship is taking some new forms. As Instagram has become one of the…
Local news in global decline
By  • 6 June 2019
All around the world, the local news organizations that report on municipal and regional governments are in decline.  In the first installment of a special series with the Index on Censorship magazine, a look at…
Sentence upheld for Azerbaijan journalist
By  • 1 December 2015
An appeals court in Azerbaijan has upheld a seven-and-a-half-year prison sentence for a prominent journalist who had reported on the business interests of President Ilam Aliyev's family. The Baku Court of Appeal rejected Khadija Ismayilova’s…
Spanish columnist fired after criticizing newspaper
By  • 17 November 2015
One of Spain's largest and most prestigious newspapers has dismissed an opinion columnist after he criticized the the publication for stifling criticism of the government and business interests in order to protect its balance sheet.…
Vietnam police detain six over web videos
By , • 29 September 2015
Six journalists and activists working for an independent news service were detained for several hours by Vietnamese police after airing news videos about human rights violations. The journalists, who work for the newly-launched independent news service Luong…
Chinese reporter 'confesses' for coverage of stock market
By  • 1 September 2015
A Chinese business journalist has appeared on state television to make an on-air "confession" for reporting that authorities have blamed for accelerating the drop in the Chinese stock market. Wang Xiaolu, a reporter for Beijing-based…
Turkey censors coverage of prosecutor's death
By  • 6 April 2015
Turkey has blocked access to social media sites Twitter and YouTube after users published online photos of Marxist militants aiming a gun at a hostage who was later killed in a shootout with police last…
India tries to suppress rape documentary
By  • 9 March 2015
India's government is attempting to suppress the distribution of a documentary about a high-profile 2012 gang rape and murder jointly produced by the BBC and an Indian television network, arguing the video encourages sexual violence…
China tightens hold on Internet, reporters
By  • 5 March 2015
Our focus this week is on China and the restrictions it places on the media inside the country, and how it affects not only journalists but Internet users. From the Great Firewall to denying visas…
Native and foreign: two views on China reporting
By  • 5 March 2015
An American and a Chinese reporter have different views on the future of journalism in China China isn't an easy place to be a reporter. There is Internet censorship, pressure from security services and certain…
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