Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Arrests in slaying of former Pakistani TV reporter
By  • 18 September 2015
Four suspects have been arrested in the shooting death a former Pakistani television journalist, a killing that ended a bloody 24 hours for Pakistani media in which three media workers were attacked. Aftab Alam, 42,…
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Halting the spread of the bomb
By  • 13 August 2015
For more than 20 months, the world watched as the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany hammered out a deal with Iran regarding its nuclear program. The deal limits Iran’s capabilities…
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Indian journalist dragged behind motorcycle
By  • 22 June 2015
An Indian journalist was beaten and tied to a motorcycle and dragged for almost 100 yards for reporting on illegal land seizures in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. Haider Khan, a freelance reporter for…
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Indian journalist dies after police raid
By  • 14 June 2015
A freelance journalist in India died June 8 from burn injuries sustained when police raided his home a week earlier. In his last words, Jagendra Singh accused police officers of dousing him with oil and…
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Project Exile: After gunmen attack, journalist flees Pakistan
By  • 26 May 2015
"The official story is the Islamic extremists targeted me, but anything is possible in Pakistan." A love of writing led Raza Rumi to leave his secure, well-paying job at the Asian Development Bank and return…
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Al-Jazeera to resume India broadcasts after ban
By  • 27 April 2015
Al-Jazeera English will resume broadcasting in India after authorities ordered the Qatar-based channel off the air for five days for displaying maps that showed portions of the disputed region of Kashmir as part of Pakistan…
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India tries to suppress rape documentary
By  • 9 March 2015
India's government is attempting to suppress the distribution of a documentary about a high-profile 2012 gang rape and murder jointly produced by the BBC and an Indian television network, arguing the video encourages sexual violence…
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India's holy mess
By  • 22 January 2015
The Ganges is both sacred and polluted. Taking a dip in the Ganges River is a lifelong ambition for many Hindus. But Sudha Ramachandran, an India-based freelance journalist, says she wouldn’t even put her finger…
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Gujarat violence shadows India's Modi
By , • 27 May 2014
Modi's actions during 2002 anti-Muslim rampage stoke minority fears Incoming prime minister Narendra Modi’s promise of a ‘shining India’ through economic reforms and development captured the imagination of the country’s voters and allowed his Bharatiya…
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Modi's moment
By  • 22 May 2014
Backlash against India's ineffective Congress-led coalition sweeps Narendra Modi and the opposition BJP to power. As the results of India’s national election came in last week it was quickly evident that Lok Sabha, the lower…
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