Views of the News
8:14 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Al Jazeera journalists jailed for 7-10 years

Credit thierry ehrmann / Flickr

  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.

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Global Journalist
9:59 am
Sat March 8, 2014

After Egyptian coup, space for journalists tightens

Egypt's prosecution of four Al Jazeera journalists has spotlighted the country's worsening press climate since the military overthrew former president Mohammed Morsi in July. As tension builds ahead of upcoming presidential elections, press freedoms and democratic rights are disappearing amidst a crackdown on Islamists.

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Global Journalist
6:18 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Foreign journalists risk attack, charges of bias in Egypt

Journalists film an Egyptian military attack helicopter as it flies by the Presidential palace, in Cairo, Egypt.
Credit Hassan Ammar / AP Photo

Since the military takeover in Egypt last month, journalists have been attacked from all sides of the conflict. When security forces shot Tamer Abdel-Raouf at a military checkpoint a week ago, the Egyptian daily newspaper reporter became the fifth journalist to die on the job. On that same day, authorities raided a Turkish news agency and arrested its bureau chief.

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Global Journalist
4:39 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

How the media covered mass protests in Brazil and Egypt

Supporters of deposed President Mohammed Morsi hold a large-scale rally at Tahrir Square in Cairo on July 8, 2013.
Credit Jun Yasukawa / Associated Press

There aren’t too many similarities between the mass street protests in Egypt and those in Brazil, aside from the fact that many large media outlets took sides in the disputes.

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Global Journalist
5:17 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

A conversation with columnist Mona Eltahawy

Last year, the University of Missouri School of  Journalism gave eight individuals the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism.

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Global Journalist
3:51 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

A conversation with columnist Mona Eltahawy

Earlier this month, the University of Missouri School of  Journalism gave eight individuals the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism.

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4:11 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Representative Todd Akin calls for U.S. suspension of aid to Egypt

File Photo KBIA

Missouri Rep. Todd Akin says the U.S. should suspend aid to Egypt because of the attack on the U.S. embassy and the repeated burning of American flags by Egyptians.

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Global Journalist
5:44 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Escalating tensions in Egypt

Newly-elected Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi waves to guests after giving an inaugural address at Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt.
Amr Nabil AP Images

Egypt is an ancient civilization with a newborn democracy.  So, after revolutionaries toppled dictator Hosni Mubarak, growing pains were expected. The top generals have been ruling the country for six decades, and they weren’t about to give up power without a fight. 

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Global Journalist
5:04 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

Documentary film directors evade censorship in Egypt and China

How do documentary film directors avoid censorship in countries like Egypt and China?

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Global Journalist
4:52 pm
Thu December 8, 2011

Is free media in bloom after the Arab Spring?

'Global Journalist' spoke to Hisham Kassem about his experience reporting in Egypt.

After protests stormed the Middle East this year, many wondered if freedom can flower.

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10:18 am
Thu November 24, 2011

Release anticipated today for Derrik Sweeney and two other students

AP: The pending release of three American students arrested in Egypt during protests near Cairo's Tahrir Square is the best Thanksgiving gift, the mother of one of the young men said Thursday.

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PM Newscasts
4:48 pm
Wed November 23, 2011

Newscast for November 23, 2011

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom.

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7:28 pm
Tue November 22, 2011

Family waiting for information on Jefferson City student arrested in Cairo

Derrik Sweeney, from Jefferson City, was arrested in Cairo, Egypt for allegedly throwing fire bombs
Provided by the Sweeney family

One of the three American students arrested during protests in Egypt for allegedly throwing fire bombs at Egyptian police is from Mid Missouri.

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