Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Radio journalist appears alive after being declared dead in January
By  • 12 March 2013
A community radio journalist from Central African Republic who was thought dead is actually alive. Reporters Without Borders reported that Elisabeth Blanche Olofio is in the capital Bangui, treating her physical and psychological scars. UNESCO…
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Proposed bill could be stride backwards for Burmese press freedom
By  • 6 March 2013
The Burmese Hluttaw, or national level legislature, will review a proposed bill soon addressing press freedom in the country. Journalists said the law doesn’t differ far enough from the previous 1962 act the government used…
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Bolivian media finances threatened by mandatory government content
By  • 6 March 2013
The National Press Association of Bolivia reported an outrage to freedom of expression and the confiscation of financial resources of the independent media through a regulation passed on Feb. 6, according to the Bolivian newspaper…
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Brazilian radio host gunned down walking to work
By  • 6 March 2013
Local Brazilian radio journalist Mafaldo Berreza Goes was shot dead on his way to work Feb. 22, in the municipality of Jaguaribe (approximately 300 km from the provincial capital Fortaleza) in the northeastern state of…
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Police attacked journalists during a march in Burundi
By  • 1 March 2013
Police in the capital of Burundi, Bujumbura, attacked journalists who marched in the streets to claim the freedom of one of their colleagues, reported the Committee to Protect Journalists. Burundian press corps has been marching…
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Violence rises against journalists in Afghanistan
By  • 27 February 2013
The Afghan Journalists Safety Committee (AJSC) published a report analyzing the recent attacks against media workers based in Afghanistan. The document revealed 41 incidents in the past six months, including threats, beating, kidnapping and two…
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Bulgarian Prime Minister threatens journalists over Balkan Wikileaks accusation
By  • 12 February 2013
Bulgaria Prime Minister Boyko Borisov gave an informal press conference Feb. 6 after WikiLeaks’ partner in the Balkans, Bivol.bg, published information related to his business activities 20 years ago. According to Bulgarian news provider Novinite,…
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The president of Benin pardoned offenses of the TV head
By  • 12 February 2013
Benin’s president pardoned the director of a television station who was previously sentenced to jail and fined for “offending the head of state,” the Committee to Protect Journalists reports. President Boni Yayi pardoned Berthe Cakpossa,…
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Australian journalists appealed court case
By  • 2 February 2013
The Sydney Morning Herald reported Feb. 5 that two Australian journalists have appealed to the Australian Supreme Court to avoid having to reveal a sources of controversial stories in 2012. Nick McKenzie and Richard Baker…
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Azerbaijani journalists detained during peaceful protest
By  • 1 February 2013
Renowned journalists and human rights activists Emin Milli and Khadija Ismayilova were detained in the capital city of Baku Jan. 26, during a peaceful protest against the police’s use of force against protesters in Ismayilli,…
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