press freedom http://kbia.org en Al Jazeera journalists jailed for 7-10 years http://kbia.org/post/al-jazeera-journalists-jailed-7-10-years <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Journalists around the globe are decrying an Egyptian court's decision to imprison three Al Jazeera English journalists on charges of making false news reports and aiding terrorists. Missouri School of Journalism professors Jim Flink, Mike McKean and Amy Simons discuss the issue.</span></p><p> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 01:14:11 +0000 Hope Kirwan 55310 at http://kbia.org Al Jazeera journalists jailed for 7-10 years Despite democratic reforms, press freedom remains elusive in Myanmar [rebroadcast] http://kbia.org/post/despite-democratic-reforms-press-freedom-remains-elusive-myanmar-rebroadcast <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">After nearly 50 years of military rule, the country officially known as Myanmar has slowly emerged from its near-lifetime of isolation and repression. Since 2011, the country has opened up to the international community and instituted a number of political reforms, including the release of opposition leader </span>Aung<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;"> San </span>Suu<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;"> </span>Kyi<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">. In 2012 the government ended its policy of media censorship.</span></p><p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 46118 at http://kbia.org Despite democratic reforms, press freedom remains elusive in Myanmar [rebroadcast] Despite democratic reforms, press freedom remains elusive in Myanmar http://kbia.org/post/despite-democratic-reforms-press-freedom-remains-elusive-myanmar <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After nearly 50 years of military rule, the country officially known as Myanmar has slowly emerged from its near-lifetime of isolation and repression. Since 2011, the country has opened up to the international community and instituted a number of political reforms, including the release of opposition leader </span>Aung<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> San </span>Suu<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Kyi<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. In 2012 the government ended its policy of media censorship.</span></p><p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 22:31:30 +0000 Rehman Tungekar & David Reed 38921 at http://kbia.org Despite democratic reforms, press freedom remains elusive in Myanmar Nation Media Group flourishes in Kenya http://kbia.org/post/nation-media-group-flourishes-kenya <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Freedom of the press is rising steadily in Kenya. The constitution now specifically prohibits the state from interfering with the editorial independence of journalists and their media outlets, both state-owned and private.</span></p><p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 20:30:23 +0000 Rehman Tungekar & David Reed 37334 at http://kbia.org Nation Media Group flourishes in Kenya Journalists on the front lines in Honduras http://kbia.org/post/journalists-front-lines-honduras <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Honduras has become akin to a war zone, since the 2009 coup that deposed the former president, Manuel </span>Zelaya.<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The country of around 8 million people, bordered by Guatemala, Nicaragua, the Pacific Ocean, and Caribbean Sea, is among the most dangerous places on earth.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 19:30:56 +0000 Sasu Siegelbaum 32732 at http://kbia.org Journalists on the front lines in Honduras A look at press freedom in Turkey http://kbia.org/post/look-press-freedom-turkey <p></p><p>Turkey portrays itself as the leading nation in an increasingly turbulent region of the world. The country that straddles Europe and the Middle East is a secular democracy with a thriving economy. It's also a member of NATO and a potential member of the European Union.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 00:11:30 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 25241 at http://kbia.org A look at press freedom in Turkey A look at the state of US press freedom http://kbia.org/post/look-state-us-press-freedom <p>When do security concerns trump free speech? When should whistleblowers be sent to jail, along with the journalists who report on their leaks? Thu, 14 Jun 2012 23:11:21 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 15910 at http://kbia.org A look at the state of US press freedom Reporting in Cuba http://kbia.org/post/reporting-cuba <p>Being an independent news reporter in Cuba is a dangerous occupation. The Committee to Protect Journalists points out that Cuba was once tied with China for holding the largest number of journalists behind bars.&nbsp;</p><div style="background-color: transparent; "><span id="internal-source-marker_0.5791385294869542"><b> Fri, 03 Feb 2012 00:30:00 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 8098 at http://kbia.org Reporting in Cuba Is free media in bloom after the Arab Spring? http://kbia.org/post/free-media-bloom-after-arab-spring <p>After protests stormed the Middle East this year, many wondered if freedom can flower.</p><p> Thu, 08 Dec 2011 22:52:32 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 5012 at http://kbia.org Is free media in bloom after the Arab Spring?