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Global Journalist
10:25 am
Thu March 27, 2014

The state of free press in Myanmar

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi speaks in Yangon, Myanmar on March 9, 2014.
Credit Allison Wrabel / Global Journalist

Earlier this month, journalists and scholars attended a conference on free press issues in Yangon, Myanmar (formerly Rangoon, Burma). Just a few short years ago, holding such a conference in such a place would be considered unthinkable: a military junta ruled the country, and the state of journalism in Myanmar was considered to be oppressive at best.

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Global Journalist
6:26 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

More journalists killed in Iraq than any other war

A man holding his baby sits on a stretcher at the site where two car bombs detonated in a central Baghdad residential neighborhood, on Friday, Nov. 18, 2005.
Credit Hadi Mizban / AP Images

Ten years ago this week, U.S. and British troops took control of Baghdad. A tank crew helped Iraqis pull down an enormous bronze statue of Saddam Hussein in the center of the capital. The toppling became a symbol of victory over the dictator’s regime.

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Global Journalist
6:09 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Fear of violence lingers ahead of Pakistani elections

A protestor holds up a sign against the killing of Pakistani journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad, in Hyderabad, Pakistan.
Pervez Masih AP Images

In the past decade, Pakistan’s media has become larger, more powerful and more independent. The number of private television channels has grown from just three state-run channels in 2000 to 89 in 2012. But the challenges to practicing journalism are also growing.

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Global Journalist
5:17 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Press freedom in Turkey

Hundreds of Turkish journalists march to demand reforms to Turkey's media laws.
Burhan Ozbilici AP Images

Turkey stands at the world’s crossroads, both geographically and culturally. The country straddles the continents of Europe and Asia and is a contentious candidate for European Union membership.

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