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Documentary tells story of Burma’s undercover journalists

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Documentary tells story of Burma’s undercover journalists

Worldfocus producer Gizem Yarbil writes about an Oscar-nominated documentary which follows the undercover reporters of Burma who put their lives at risk to defy government censorship.

Posted: February 4, 2010 13:39   Comments: 4
Morocco shuts down magazine that criticized government

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Morocco shuts down magazine that criticized government

Aida Alami is a Moroccan freelance journalist who wrote for Le Journal Hebdomadaire until the magazine was shut down by the government last week. Worldfocus interviewed her about why the Moroccan government closed one of the country's most independent news outlets.

Posted: February 2, 2010 17:46   Comments: 3
Ethiopia’s government tamps down on press freedoms

Perspectives

Ethiopia’s government tamps down on press freedoms

“Remember, this is still Africa,” warned a friend of Tesfaye Negussie, an American journalist whose parents emigrated from Ethiopia. Last month, Tesfaye traveled to Ethiopia to visit family and friends and shares a story about the restrictions on press freedoms that excuse those in power and propel social injustices.

Posted: January 13, 2010 15:45   Comments: 25
2009 marks decade’s deadliest year for African journalists

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2009 marks decade’s deadliest year for African journalists

In Somalia, nine local journalists were murdered or killed in combat situations. Tom Rhodes of the Committee to Protect Journalists writes about the deteriorating situation for journalists in Somalia and explains why this figure is especially startling considering that sub-Saharan Africa has historically had one of the lowest journalist murder rates.

Posted: December 17, 2009 15:40   Comments: 2
Somali journalist on culture of violence and crippled press

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Somali journalist on culture of violence and crippled press

Mustafa Haji Abdinur, an AFP journalist and the founder of Radio Simba in Somalia, sits down with Martin Savidge to discuss the culture of violence in daily Somali life and the war against the independent press. Since 2007, fighting in Somalia has killed 19,000 civilians and displaced 1.5 million Somalis.

Posted: November 24, 2009 18:26   Comments: 7
Journalists risk their lives reporting in the Philippines

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Journalists risk their lives reporting in the Philippines

Correspondent Mark Litke and producer Ara Ayer report from the Philippines where there are more newspapers in print, more points of view and more influence in broadcast journalism than ever before. But since People Power in 1986, more than 70 journalists have been murdered.

Posted: November 3, 2009 17:56   Comments: 4
Maldives leaders seize democracy to save their country

From the Field

Maldives leaders seize democracy to save their country

In the Maldives, the country's new president has initiated a series of high-profile events to publicize the potentially devastating effects of climate change. But as producer Megan Thompson writes, behind the public relations lies a serious -- and hopeful -- story of a remarkable political transformation.

Posted: October 26, 2009 15:06   Comments: 0

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