Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Project Exile: Ethiopia editor leaves after beatings
By  • 26 April 2017
"I received warnings before the second attack. They start to tell me that I'm still 'offending' them." Yetneberk Tadele almost left his home country of Ethiopia too late.  Until late 2013 Yetneberk had been working as a…
Project Exile: Ethiopia state media reporter chased from country
By  • 12 January 2017
"They used to text [that] they know what I am doing and it would only be a matter of time for me to face the consequences." Fasil Girma Aragaw got to know Ethiopia’s one-party state…
Impunity is legacy of 2009 Filipino massacre
By  • 24 September 2015
The 2009 massacre of 58 people, including 32 journalists, in the Philippines province of Maguindanao carries a heavy legacy for the rapidly developing southeast Asian nation. Six years later, no one has been convicted of…
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…
South Sudan reporter killed in apparent targeted attack
By  • 25 August 2015
A reporter in South Sudan was shot in the back and killed by assailants after leaving his newspaper office in the country's capital Juba. Peter Julius Moi, 27, was shot twice Aug. 21 by unidentified…
Cybercrime law threatens press in Qatar
By  • 24 September 2014
A new cybercrime law in Qatar could be used to  penalize journalists with prison sentences for offenses including violating the Gulf state's social values and disturbing the peace. Qatar’s Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al…
Ukraine raids Kiev newspaper office
By  • 15 September 2014
Ukrainian security officials raided the offices of a pro-Russian newspaper in the capital Kiev Sept. 11 in a move condemned by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. Security officials raided the office of…
Somali journalist arrested for criticizing restrictions
By  • 9 September 2014
A Somali journalist was arrested after speaking out against a directive to limit press coverage of military operations Sept. 3. [caption id="attachment_3323" align="alignright" width="300"] This map shows the location of Mogadishu where the journalist was…
Ecuador newspaper closes, blaming government pressure
By  • 2 July 2014
The Quito-based arm of the Ecuadoran daily newspaper Hoy has announced it will shutter its presses, blaming government censorship. In an editorial published in its final print edition June 29, Hoy singled out the Ecuadorian…
Bomb detonates at journalist's home in Peru
By  • 28 April 2014
By Inés Gaviria A bomb exploded early April 22 outside the house of a Peruvian journalist who has been critical of local government and the sugar industry. Yofré López Sifuentes is the founder and editor…
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