Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Brazilian journalist shot for covering corruption
By  • 28 November 2012
In front of his own home, a former police officer and journalist was killed by unidentified assailants who escaped on a motorcycle Nov. 21, according to the International Press Institute. Eduardo Carvalho, 51, was the…
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Azerbaijan opposition newspaper harassed, nearly closes
By  • 15 November 2012
An Azeri court in Azerbaijan froze the bank accounts of the opposition newspaper Azadlig Nov. 5, according to Reporters Without Borders. The newspaper has been targeted by more than 10 complaints from government-affiliated sources and…
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Radio station and Bolivian journalist set ablaze
By  • 12 November 2012
A Bolivian radio station was set on fire on Oct. 29, and days later the country’s police say that they have detained three suspects. Fernando Vidal, 78, is the owner and editor of Radio Popular…
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Cambodian journalist found dead in trunk of car
By  • 27 September 2012
The body of a Cambodian journalist was found in his car Tuesday after he uncovered that the military was allegedly involved with illegal timber trade, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. His body was…
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Chinese writer detained for publishing articles about disputed islands
By  • 26 September 2012
A Chinese writer and academic was detained last week on subversion charges for writing about tensions over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Island territories, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. Jiao Guobiao was detained by Beijing’s public…
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Vietnamese journalist jailed for bribery
By  • 18 September 2012
A Vietnamese journalist was sentenced on Friday to four years in jail for bribing a police officer. Journalist Nguyen Van Khuong, also known by his pen name Hoang Khuong, was accused of paying a police…
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Bahraini online journalist sentenced to life for covering country’s turmoil
By  • 18 September 2012
Bahrain’s High Court of Appeal upheld on Sept. 4 a life sentence given to online journalist Abduljalil Alsingace for “plotting to topple” the regime. Alsingace, known as an independent blogger and human rights defender, was…
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Azerbaijan poets released from Iranian jail
By  • 10 September 2012
EurasiaNet reports that Azerbaijani television footage showed two Azerbaijan poets arriving at the Azerbaijani-Iranian border and reuniting with friends and relatives on Sept. 6 after spending nearly four months in an Iranian jail. Radio Free…
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Azerbaijan journalist arrested for criticizing government
By  • 4 September 2012
A freelance journalist was arrested in Azerbaijan under accusations of stirring mass disobedience and criticizing the government. Faramaz Novruzoglu is facing a four and a half year jail sentence for allegedly using a false name…
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Four Zimbabwean journalists attacked ahead of upcoming elections
By  • 27 August 2012
Four separate attacks against journalists in Zimbabwe could make it difficult for citizens there to receive accurate and timely information ahead of the country’s upcoming July 31 general elections. On June 14, three masked assailants…
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