Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Syria takes psychological toll on reporters
By  • 24 April 2015
"If someone breaks a leg they get help for it." The highly-publicized deaths of James Foley, Steven Sotloff and Kenji Goto have highlighted the huge risks Western journalists take when reporting inside Syria. Yet there…
After coup, Thailand's military targets media
By  • 28 May 2014
After Thailand’s military arrested the prime minister and members of her cabinet in a coup, journalists now find themselves among those targeted by the country’s army. The military junta, calling itself the National Council for…
Yemen expels one journalist, bars another
By  • 12 May 2014
By Lexie Cartee Yemen expelled a prominent U.S. foreign correspondent from the country and barred entry to another in recent days, citing immigration issues. On May 5, Adam Baron received a phone call saying there…
Police clash with journalists in Kashmir
By  • 9 May 2014
On the eve of World Press Freedom Day, more than a dozen journalists were harassed by rock-throwing police while covering demonstrations in India’s disputed Kashmir region, local news reported. The reporters were attempting to cover…
Al Jazeera trial highlights Egyptian military’s media crackdown
By  • 6 March 2014
On his first day of trial in Egypt, Al Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy told reporters to send the following message to his fiancé: "Tell her I love her. Big wedding when I get out.” His…
Canadian journalist who covered Khmer Rouge missing in Cambodia
By  • 25 February 2014
A Canadian journalist and filmmaker who was reporting about atrocities under the former Khmer Rouge government has gone missing in Cambodia. Dave Walker, a Canadian freelance journalist and film producer who lived in Cambodia, disappeared…
Azerbaijan investigates journalist who exposed efforts to spy on opposition
By  • 25 February 2014
An Azerbaijani journalist who exposed an apparent government effort to spy on the country’s opposition has faced repeated questioning by police and a government investigation. Khadija Ismayilova, a reporter for the U.S.-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio…
Brazilian newspaper owner shot dead
By  • 18 February 2014
The owner of a Brazilian news weekly known for exposing corruption in local government was killed near his home outside of Rio De Janeiro on Feb. 13. Pedro Palma, the owner and editor of the…
Journalists arrested in Burma after article on chemical weapons
By  • 12 February 2014
Four journalists and a news executive of Unity Weekly newspaper were arrested by the Burmese special police following a report about a secret chemical weapons factory, according to local news reports. Authorities also seized issues…
Australian Prime Minister criticizes “unpatriotic” state broadcaster
By  • 6 February 2014
Free Press Watch originally published Feb. 4 2014. Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott has called the national broadcaster ABC "unpatriotic" and has criticized it for "taking everyone's side but Australia's. Mr Abbot says the television…
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