Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Qatar feud risks Gulf instability
By  • 22 June 2017
On the surface, the tiny Persian Gulf nation of Qatar has much in common with Saudi Arabia and the other monarchies of the Arabian peninsula. Hydro-carbons have made it enormously wealthy, and it’s conservative Muslim…
Egypt extends jailing, interrogation of critical journalist
By  • 7 December 2015
Egyptian authorities have extended the detention period of a well-known investigative journalist and begun a new round of interrogation after charging him with publishing false news and belonging to a banned group. Ismail Alexandrani, a journalist and researcher whose…
Egypt press activist jailed
By  • 27 July 2015
The founder of an independent journalists network in Egypt was arrested by police and accused of working for the outlawed group, the Muslim Brotherhood, according to the Daily News Egypt. Aboubakr Khallaf, founder of the…
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…
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…
Egyptian court convicts Al-Jazeera journalists
By  • 24 June 2014
An Egyptian court sentenced an Al-Jazeera journalist to 10 years in prison and another two journalists for the network to seven years for false news reporting and aiding the banned Muslim Brotherhood. Six other Al-Jazeera…
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