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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.…
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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…
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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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