Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Al-Jazeera cameramen killed in Syria
By  • 29 June 2015
An al-Jazeera cameraman has been killed in Syria while covering clashes between rebels and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad. Mohammed al-Asfar, 19, was covering fighting June 26 in the southern city of Daraa near the…
Europe's migrant crisis
By  • 21 May 2015
They come from impoverished and war-torn countries like Sudan or Syria, in hopes of a better life. But for some migrants, their journey ends in death on the Mediterranean. On this edition of Global Journalist,…
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…
Covering Syria
By  • 23 April 2015
The four-year long civil war in Syria has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and forced millions to flee. But coverage of the conflict has waned, as other news stories have taken center stage. Global…
Photo essay: "There is no such thing as safety in Syria"
By  • 23 April 2015
There is a paradox about Syrian news. It's among the stories that's received the most coverage globally – and yet very few international journalists can report from inside the country. One of those who has…
Syrian free speech activist Darwish faces terrorism hearing
By  • 13 April 2015
A prominent Syrian journalist and free speech activist jailed for three years will face a new hearing on terrorism charges April 15 that could lead to a sentence of sentence of up to 15 years.…
Syria releases Swedish journalist
By  • 24 February 2015
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime released a Swedish journalist held for six days after being arrested with a translator in near the country's northeastern border with Turkey. Joakim Medin, 30, a freelancer who has worked…
Japan seizes passport of Syria-bound journalist
By , • 10 February 2015
Following the beheadings of two of its citizens by the Islamic State in the Levant, Japan has confiscated the passport of a 59-year-old photojournalist who was planning to travel to Syria. Freelance photographer Yuichi Sugimoto…
Al-Jazeera reporter killed in Syria
By , , • 15 December 2014
An al-Jazeera correspondent was killed in Syria while attempting to flee gunfire between rebels and government forces in the town of al Sheikh Maskin near the southern city of Daraa. Mahram al-Deeri, 31, had turned…
Syrian pro-Assad group hacks news sites
By  • 1 December 2014
Computer-savvy supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad hacked the websites of a number of international news outlets Nov. 27. A group known as the Syrian Electronic Army tapped into the websites of international companies as…
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