Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Brother of slain Syrian journalist attacked in Turkey
By , • 17 March 2016
A Syrian journalist whose brother was killed in a suspected attack by the Islamic State in October has escaped an attack in southeastern Turkey. Ahmed Abd al-Qader, the director of the Syrian news website Eye…
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Europe grapples with rising migrant tide
By  • 3 March 2016
For months now, the world has watched as more than a million refugees and migrants from countries like Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan have risked their lives to try and find safe haven in Europe. But…
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Capturing Europe's immigration tension on the streets
By  • 3 March 2016
Photographer covering Germany's far-right fears reprisals The wave of refugees and migrants reaching Europe has led to political upheaval across the continent. With more than 1 million people arriving last year from Syria, Afghanistan and…
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Turkish editors released from prison, still face trial
By  • 1 March 2016
Two Turkish journalists who reported that the country's government was arming Islamist rebels in Syria have been released from prison three months after their arrest on charges of espionage and aiding a terrorist organization. Cumhuriyet…
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Turkey charges two journalists with spying
By  • 30 November 2015
Turkish authorities have arrested two journalists for an opposition newspaper and charged them with espionage and aiding a terrorist organization amid a continuing crackdown on government critics after the ruling AKP party won a majority…
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Project Exile: Escaping Syrian torture in France
By  • 23 November 2015
"If you have your camera hanging on your neck, or in your bag, it's like carrying a gun." When the Arab Spring erupted in Syria in July 2011, Syrians, like other people across the Middle…
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Turkish media group appeals closure as dozens laid off
By , • 4 November 2015
A Turkish opposition media group shuttered by the government has laid off dozens of employees even as it is appeals a judicial ruling ordering its closure just days before Nov. 1 parliamentary elections won by…
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Project Exile: Death threats keep Azeri journalist abroad
By  • 3 November 2015
"People started calling my mom a whore, people started calling my father a traitor." Azerbaijan-born journalist and blogger Arzu Geybullayeva has written for major news outlets like Foreign Policy and al-Jazeera. Yet it's her work…
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Two Syrian journalists found beheaded in Turkey
By  • 2 November 2015
Two Syrian journalists and activists have been found beheaded in an apartment in the city of Sanliurfa in southeastern Turkey. No one has claimed responsibility. The collective Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) tweeted one of their members was "slaughtered"…
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Turkey's tense poll
By  • 29 October 2015
Fighting with the Kurds and ISIS terror are just the beginning of Turkey's problems Whatever government is formed after Turkey’s Nov. 1 parliamentary election, it will confront a country in the midst of a political,…
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