Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Mogadishu car bomb kills Somali journalist
By  • 8 December 2015
A car bomb in the Somali capital Mogadishu has killed a broadcast journalist who was the widow of another reporter killed three years earlier in a suicide attack on a café in the same city. Hindiya…
Three killed in attack on Pakistani news agency
By  • 2 September 2014
Two journalists and an accountant for a Pakistani news agency were killed in an attack by unidentified gunmen in the northwestern city of Quetta Aug. 28, local news outlets including Pakistan’s reported. The attack…
Mexican magazine does 'suicide journalism'
By  • 30 June 2014
ZETA’s offices are easy to miss. Since Jesús Blancornelas founded the Mexican magazine with Francisco Ortiz Franco and political columnist Hector Felix Miranda, [caption id="attachment_2881" align="alignright" width="214"] Zeta magazine's Adela Navarro, Courtesy of the Missouri…
Two Russian journalists killed in eastern Ukraine
By  • 19 June 2014
Two journalists working for state-owned television Rossiya TV were hit by mortar fire June 17 near the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk, Russian media reported. They were filming Ukrainian refugees fleeing the area. Anton Voloshin,…
Free Press Watch: Middle East
By  • 17 March 2014 In this week's free press watch, a Swedish-British journalist is targeted and killed in Afghanistan, an Iraqi suicide bomber kills 45, including 2 journalists on assignment, and 2 more journalists in Syria died while…
Free Press Watch: East Asia
By  • 9 March 2014 Convergence students produced a Free Press Watch centered on East Asia. The video covers the following events: - Vietnam jails former state-media journalist for blog posts. - Authorities censor coverage of Kunming station attack.…
Brazilian news anchor gunned down, fourth journalist killed in five weeks
By  • 4 March 2014
A Brazilian journalist and television director was shot and killed Feb. 27 in the city of Teixeira de Freitas, about 550 miles (900 km) north of Rio de Janeiro. Geolino Lopes Xavier, 44, an anchor…
In Ukrainian mirror, Russian and Western media see Cold War reflection
By  • 28 February 2014
On Feb. 24 seven Russians were sentenced to two to four years for participating in protests in Moscow against President Vladimir Putin in 2012. More than 600 people protesting the sentences were detained the same…
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…
Slouching toward democracy
By  • 13 February 2014
A Color Coded Conflict in Thailand Thai police arrested a leader of the anti-government protest movement on Monday, their first such move since demonstrations that have paralyzed the country’s government began in November. The demonstrators…
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