Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
The new art censorship
By  • 22 November 2019
From the love poems of Ovid to Michelangelo’s painted nudes in the Sistine Chapel, art censorship has a long history. Yet today’s censorship is taking some new forms. As Instagram has become one of the…
Right to be forgotten highlights tensions between privacy, freedoms
By  • 21 October 2019
"What you have is a risk that people will rewrite history" What can you do if you Google your name, and the top search result is a news article about a fight between you and…
Environmental journalists under threat
By  • 6 September 2019
Covering the environment is a surprisingly dangerous beat for journalists around the world. Over the last decade, as many as 29 reporters have been killed for their work on environmental stories. On this edition of…
Tanzania's crackdown on media, gay rights
By  • 6 December 2018
Over the past two years, Tanzania's President John Magufuli has led what critics say is a broad assault on human rights, including freedom of expression. His government has suspended the publication of newspapers that criticized…
Project Exile: Iranian student journalist fled after detention
By  • 6 August 2018
Omid Rezaee’s work on a university magazine led to his arrest In 2009, incumbent president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won Iran’s disputed election against Mir-Hossein Mousavi, The results led to public outrage and the formation of the…
Canadian reporter ordered to release chat logs
By  • 12 April 2016
A Canadian court has ordered a reporter for Vice News to hand over logs of his instant messenger chats with a man who allegedly traveled to Syria to fight for the Islamic State, or ISIL.…
Malaysia raises penalties for sedition law
By  • 16 April 2015
Malaysia's parliament has voted to strengthen a colonial-era sedition law criticized by the U.N. and human rights groups in a move that would give the government new powers to censor online media. The amendments approved April 10…
Cybercrime law threatens press in Qatar
By  • 24 September 2014
A new cybercrime law in Qatar could be used to  penalize journalists with prison sentences for offenses including violating the Gulf state's social values and disturbing the peace. Qatar’s Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al…
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