Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Project Exile: After hunger strike, Egyptian journalist in Qatar fears return
By  • 21 May 2018
"I face probably a life sentence or maybe even worse. The idea of not being able to go back to your own just heartbreaking."  [caption id="attachment_9348" align="alignleft" width="240"] Abdullah Elshamy[/caption] For a time, journalist Abdullah…
Egypt's staged election
By  • 8 March 2018
Egypt will hold a presidential election at the end of this month. But there’s little drama about who will actually win. President Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi, who led a 2013 coup against the country’s first democratically elected…
Egypt in crisis?
By  • 2 July 2015
It's been two years since the Egyptian military ousted democratically-elected president Mohammed Morsi, replacing him with Army Gen. Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. Al-Sisi has promised stability but his time as president has been anything but peaceful. Violence…
Germany releases al-Jazeera journalist wanted in Egypt
By  • 22 June 2015
An al-Jazeera television reporter arrested in Germany at the request of Egypt has been released. Ahmed Mansour, a British-Egyptian television correspondent for al-Jazeera Arabic was en route to Doha, Qatar, where the network is based, when we…
Egyptian journalists get life sentences for 2013 protest coverage
By  • 16 April 2015
An Egyptian court in Cairo sentenced three Egyptian journalists to life in prison for their coverage of a 2013 protest following the coup d'etat that ousted former president Mohammed Morsi. An Egyptian-American citizen, who translated for…
Egypt bans two stations from satellite service
By  • 8 September 2014
Two  news channels were banned from broadcasting on the state-owned NileSat satellite service by the Egyptian State Council, a judicial advisory body, Sept. 3. Qatar's state-owned al-Jazeera and the Turkey-based Rabba were charged with airing…
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