Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Azerbaijan investigates journalist who exposed efforts to spy on opposition
By  • 25 February 2014
An Azerbaijani journalist who exposed an apparent government effort to spy on the country’s opposition has faced repeated questioning by police and a government investigation. Khadija Ismayilova, a reporter for the U.S.-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio…
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Brazilian newspaper owner shot dead
By  • 18 February 2014
The owner of a Brazilian news weekly known for exposing corruption in local government was killed near his home outside of Rio De Janeiro on Feb. 13. Pedro Palma, the owner and editor of the…
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Journalists arrested in Burma after article on chemical weapons
By  • 12 February 2014
Four journalists and a news executive of Unity Weekly newspaper were arrested by the Burmese special police following a report about a secret chemical weapons factory, according to local news reports. Authorities also seized issues…
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Australian Prime Minister criticizes “unpatriotic” state broadcaster
By  • 6 February 2014
Free Press Watch originally published Feb. 4 2014. Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott has called the national broadcaster ABC "unpatriotic" and has criticized it for "taking everyone's side but Australia's. Mr Abbot says the television…
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Brazilian journalist in coma after explosive attack
By  • 2 February 2014
A video journalist is in a coma after becoming injured at a protest in Rio de Janeiro where he was hit with an explosive device. Ilídio Andrade, cameraman for the television network Bandeirantes was filming…
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Young Afghan journalist tortured, killed in Helmand province
By  • 29 January 2014
The mutilated body of an Afghan journalist was discovered in the capital of the country’s Helmand province on Thursday, according to the British newspaper, the Guardian. The body of Noori Ahmed Noori, a local radio…
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Three journalists arrested in Bangladesh under the accusation of a false report
By  • 28 January 2014
Three Bangladeshi journalists were arrested by police earlier this month during a police raid on the Dhaka offices of a paper known for criticizing the ruling party, according to news reports. Robiullah Robi, news editor…
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Azerbaijani criticized for repressing media’s dissenting voices
By  • 22 November 2013
International organizations denounced Azerbaijan’s government for media repressions that have intensified following the reelection of President Iham Aliyev five weeks ago. Since the election, which was widely considered to have been rigged, authorities have dismantled…
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Rising violence against journalists in Brazil alarms free-press advocates
By  • 23 October 2013
Free-press organizations denounced the increase of violence against journalists in Brazil after a radio manager and a journalist were shot at their radio station on Oct. 12. Claudio Moleiro de Souza was killed and Alberto…
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Journalists on low end in Bhutan’s happiness Index
By  • 23 October 2013
Journalists are growing increasingly unhappy in Bhutan, a country that uses a Gross National Happiness Index to help guide policy. Government regulation of privately owned media and newsroom staff cuts have been a real downer…
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