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

Al Jazeera journalists jailed for 7-10 years

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  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
6:00 pm
Thu December 26, 2013

Despite democratic reforms, press freedom remains elusive in Myanmar [rebroadcast]

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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 Aung San Suu Kyi. In 2012 the government ended its policy of media censorship.

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Global Journalist
5:31 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Despite democratic reforms, press freedom remains elusive in Myanmar

Credit Gemunu Amarasinghe / AP Photo

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 Aung San Suu Kyi. In 2012 the government ended its policy of media censorship.

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Global Journalist
3:30 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Nation Media Group flourishes in Kenya

Television cameras prepare to film a press conference, with electoral results screens seen behind, at the National Tallying Center in Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, March 7, 2013.
Credit Ben Curtis / Associated Press

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.

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Global Journalist
2:30 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Journalists on the front lines in Honduras

People protest against violence in Tegucigalpa, Monday, May 3, 2010. International human rights monitors will investigate the murders of 6 journalists killed in Honduras in the past two months. The banner reads in Spanish "Journalists for life, truth and justice."
Credit Fernando Antonio / AP Photo

Honduras has become akin to a war zone, since the 2009 coup that deposed the former president, Manuel Zelaya. 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. 

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Global Journalist
6:11 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

A look at press freedom in Turkey

In this July 1, 2008 file photo, police escort journalist Mustafa Balbay, center, in Ankara, Turkey.
Burhan Ozbilici AP Images

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. 

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Global Journalist
6:11 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

A look at the state of US press freedom

When do security concerns trump free speech? When should whistleblowers be sent to jail, along with the journalists who report on their leaks?

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Global Journalist
6:30 pm
Thu February 2, 2012

Reporting in Cuba

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. 

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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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