Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
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…
Blogger and activist detained in Chad
By  • 19 April 2013
An activist and humanitarian blogger in the Central African nation of Chad was detained by security forces more than three weeks ago and hasn’t been heard from since. Jean Etienne Laokolé was with family members…
Vietnamese police ambush dissident, beat him with wooden clubs
By  • 17 April 2013
Six men believed to be Vietnamese police officers ambushed and beat a dissident on April 9 as the land rights trials that have embroiled Hanoi in recent months ramp up. The attackers waited until Nguyen…
Five Cameroonian news organizations banned
By  • 12 April 2013
The government of Cameroon indefinitely banned five news organizations April 3 in what is considered a move toward media censorship, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. Two television programs where banned for content the…
In dispute, U.S. NGO criticizes Azerbaijani media
By  • 10 April 2013
U.S. non-governmental organization National Democratic Institute criticized Azerbaijani media last week during a dispute over the true reason NDI is located in the country. According to Radio Free Europe, NDI issued a statement calling the…
Australian journalists call for more source protection amid lawsuits
By  • 10 April 2013
Five Australian journalists who are currently being sued for not disclosing sources have made pleas in court for more source protection. Five senior reporters, with four employed at Fairfax media and one with The West…
Bolivian Press Association calls new insurance law for journalists a politically motivated attack on free press
By  • 10 April 2013
The Asociación de la Prensa Boliviana (National Association of the Bolivian Press), also known as the ANP, issued a statement last week condemning the country’s new life insurance law for media workers. According to the…
Central African Republic news outlets damaged in rebel raid
By  • 2 April 2013
Two news outlets were damaged when raided by Central African Republic rebel groups on March 24, the Committee to Protect Journalists reported. The rebel groups, known collectively as Seleka, ousted President François Bozize from the…
Cambodian journalist dodges 20-year jail sentence
By  • 19 March 2013
Hundreds of Cambodians crowded into a Phnom Penh courtroom March 14 to witness judges void the 20-year prison sentence for a prominent radio journalist. Mam Sonando drew the ire of the Cambodian government after reporting…
Second Brazilian journalist murdered in span of two weeks
By  • 13 March 2013
Two unidentified men on a motorcycle shot and killed a Brazilian journalist in the municipality of Ipatinga in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais on March 8, the Committee to Protect Journalists reported. The journalist,…
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