Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
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…
Turkey censors coverage of prosecutor's death
By  • 6 April 2015
Turkey has blocked access to social media sites Twitter and YouTube after users published online photos of Marxist militants aiming a gun at a hostage who was later killed in a shootout with police last…
Deported from Turkey for a tweet
By , , • 26 March 2015
This week on Global Journalist, guest host Joshua Kranzberg takes you around the world for a series of stories on the challenges of journalism in a rapidly changing world. *Mahir Zeynalov, an Azerbaijani columnist for…
Turkey charges Dutch journalist for Kurdish reporting
By  • 10 February 2015
Prosecutors in Turkey have charged a Dutch journalist with charges of making propaganda for the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and are seeking to jail her for up to five years. Frederike Geerdink was indicted…
Turkish journalist faces prison for 'insulting an officer'
By  • 11 November 2014
A Turkish journalist faces up to 16 months in prison for criticizing the one-year prison sentence given to the police officer who severely beat a woman. Kemal Göktaş, of the Turkish daily newspaper Milliyet, was…
The sound of silence in Turkey
By , , • 23 October 2014
From protests to corruption, Turkish media is finding fewer subjects can be safely covered. A strange thing happened less than a week after militants from the Islamic State in the Levant, or ISIL, seized Turkey’s…
Censorship in Turkey
By  • 23 October 2014
After 11 years as prime minister, Recip Tayyip Erdogan became Turkey's first directly-elected president in August. Under Erdogan’s tenure, Turkey’s economy has grown significantly. The country’s main minority group, the Kurds, have gained new rights.…
Turkey tightens web censorship laws
By  • 19 September 2014
A newly approved Turkish law allows for officials to block any website at any time without a court order. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan approved two legislative amendments Sept. 12 that tighten government control of the…
Trials and tribulations
By  • 29 November 2012
Why covering controversial Kurdish issues amid tough anti-terrorism laws can land journalists in jail.  In Turkey, the world’s largest jailer of journalists, the government often equates reporters covering terrorist activities as advocates of terrorism. During…
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