Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Journalist threatened in CAR as rebels integrate national army
By  • 23 October 2013
Three editors of daily newspapers in the Central African Republic have been interrogated and reprimanded for publishing negative stories about the activities of a new government police organization. The police organization is lead by a…
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Japanese photographer’s murder in Myanmar remains unpunished six years later
By  • 4 October 2013
On the sixth anniversary of the slaying of Japanese photographer Kenji Nagai in Myanmar, Reporters Without Borders reiterated its call for the government to investigate his death “as a first step towards recognition of the…
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Seven journalists attacked in Cambodia
By  • 2 October 2013
Uniformed police and men in surgical masks attacked seven journalists while they were covering a protest in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh. The protest near a Buddhist shrine was about government evictions of an entire…
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Three journalists arrested before Azerbaijan’s presidential election
By  • 2 October 2013
Three journalists critical of Azerbaijan’s government were sent to jail in September, weeks before the Oct. 9 presidential election. On Sep. 11, the editor of the daily newspaper Khural, Avaz Zeynalli, was sentenced to nine…
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Assault of three journalists in Angola
By  • 25 September 2013
Free Press Watch originally published Sept. 25 2013.  Three journalists were detained for five hours by Angolan authorities on Sept. 19. Among them was Rafael Marques de Morais, a prize-winning journalist and editor of Maka…
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Journalist's detention allegedly orchestrated by Azerbaijani authorities
By  • 25 September 2013
A journalist critical of Azerbaijan’s president was arrested three weeks before the presidential election for allegedly possessing illegal weapons. Parviz Hashimli’s lawyer said the weapons were planted and that the government sent the reporter to…
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Online activist gets 15 years in jail for posting dissenting opinions
By  • 17 September 2013
Reporters Without Borders called on Vietnam to overturn the conviction of a 65-year-old blogger who was sentenced to 15 years in prison after criticizing the communist government. Ngo Hao was arrested Feb. 8 in the…
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Police attack reporters during riots in Brazil
By  • 10 September 2013
At least two reporters were attacked by police while covering protests on Brazil’s Independence Day. More than 300 civilians were detained during riots that took place in more than 150 cities throughout the country on…
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Chadian court gives journalist suspended jail term
By  • 3 September 2013
A Chadian journalist got a two-year suspended prison sentence and was ordered to pay a fine for challenging his country’s regime. Behind bars since May 7, Avenir Moussey De la Tchire, the managing editor of…
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Cameroonian Government: media coverage of gay activists murder damages country’s image
By  • 24 July 2013
After gay activist Eric Ohena Lembembe was murdered July 15, the government of Cameroon’s initial response was to blame the media for their coverage of the event. The Washington Post reports that, instead of showing…
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