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U.S. Congress bill threatens to crackdown on terror TV

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U.S. Congress bill threatens to crackdown on terror TV

Cari Machet, who has worked as a multimedia producer throughout the Middle East, writes about a new House bill that could sanction satellite operators if they contract their services to TV stations classified as terrorist entities by Congress. She argues it may prove to be a counterproductive crackdown on Arab press freedom.

Posted: February 8, 2010 13:10   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

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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
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
North Korea sets trial date for detained U.S. journalists

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North Korea sets trial date for detained U.S. journalists

North Korea said on Thursday that two American journalists arrested near the border with China will be put on trial early next month. Joel Simon of the Committee to Protect Journalists discusses the case and the plight of journalists around the world.

Posted: May 14, 2009 15:17   Comments: 0
Cubans complain about food, bureaucracy and too few jobs

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Cubans complain about food, bureaucracy and too few jobs

Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner recently reported on the signature series Cuba After Fidel. He describes the mixed emotions of Cubans who now enjoy more freedoms but sometimes still lack sufficient food and face ongoing travel challenges as a result of U.S. policy.

Posted: March 27, 2009 09:39   Comments: 8

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