Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Project Exile: Dissident blogger flees China after detentions
By  • 26 January 2016
One of Liu Dejun's first jobs after leaving the police academy was as a prison guard. Little did the native of China's central Hubei province know that one day he would be on the other…
Body of missing editor found in Mexico
By  • 27 October 2014
Police in Mexico's northwestern Sinaloa state have found the half-buried and bullet-riddled body of a local magazine editor missing since Oct. 10. The body of Antonio Gamboa Urias was found Oct. 23. Gamboa had been…
Cuba tells journalist to stop work or face prison
By  • 8 October 2014
Cuban police arrested and detained a journalist for an opposition newspaper and told him to halt work or face four years in prison, a press freedom group said. Bernardo Arévalo, a journalist from the southern…
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…
Brazil's press freedom
By  • 20 December 2013
“Operation September 7” was a countrywide protest in Brazil this year, meant to voice discontent with public governance and heath and education services. Riots broke out in more than 150 cities; both police and demonstrators…
A day to end impunity
By  • 23 November 2013
The International Day to End Impunity is celebrated every Nov. 23 since 2011 to mark the anniversary of the 2009 Maguindanao massacre in the Philippines. Thirty-two journalists were murdered while covering the governor’s race in…
Journalist threatened in CAR as rebels integrate national army
By  • 23 October 2013
Three editors of daily newspapers in the Central African Republic have been interrogated and reprimanded for publishing negative stories about the activities of a new government police organization. The police organization is lead by a…
Japanese photographer’s murder in Myanmar remains unpunished six years later
By  • 4 October 2013
On the sixth anniversary of the slaying of Japanese photographer Kenji Nagai in Myanmar, Reporters Without Borders reiterated its call for the government to investigate his death “as a first step towards recognition of the…
Three journalists arrested before Azerbaijan’s presidential election
By  • 2 October 2013
Three journalists critical of Azerbaijan’s government were sent to jail in September, weeks before the Oct. 9 presidential election. On Sep. 11, the editor of the daily newspaper Khural, Avaz Zeynalli, was sentenced to nine…
The leader of the ruling party in the Bulgarian Parliament invades TV station
By  • 3 July 2013
Volen Siderov, leader of the Bulgarian political party Ataka, which is also the ruling party of the Parliament, invaded the studios of the state-owned TV broadcaster BNT for a couple of hours on June 28.…
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