Category : Global Journalist

Project Exile: Reporter escaped Russia after beating, burns

alt informationFatima Tlisova didn't make it easy for the Russian government to get rid of her. As a reporter covering Russia's fight against Chechen separatists in what was known as the Second Chechen war in the early 2000s, she was kidnapped, beaten and had her fingertips burned with cigarettes by Russian security forces.

Project Exile: Criticising Kurdish referendum forces journalist to leave Iraq

alt informationDespite Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region's close ties to the U.S. and billions of dollars in foreign investment, Iraqi Kurdistan is no easy place to be a journalist. Kamal Chomani's experience is just one example.

Project Exile: Moroccan journalist Hicham Mansouri flees after being stripped and jailed

alt informationEfforts to prosecute or intimidate journalists are not unusual in Morocco, and as Hicham Mansouri's story demonstrates, the government of King Mohammed VI can be both cruel and creative in its efforts to silence dissenting voices.

Project Exile: Tajikistan harasses reporter into exile

alt information"I knew that they have just one goal: they want to see me out of journalism."

Global Journalist: Local news in global decline

alt informationIndex magazine editor Rachael Jolley joins Global Journalist to discuss the decline of local news all around the world and what this means for democracy.

Project Exile: Editor escaped Sri Lanka after husband’s murder

alt information"You really feel like your country has betrayed you."

Project Exile: Threatened in Mexico, facing deportation in the USA

alt informationJournalist Emilio Gutiérrez fled Mexico after soldiers sent him a warning. Now the USA wants to send him back.

Project Exile: Vietnam journalist went to France after six years in prison

alt information"The problems started when I did not confess to any crimes and when I refused to wear the prison uniform"

Project Exile: Turkey’s Dündar free in exile, still threatened

alt informationCan Dündar isn't easily silenced. The outspoken Turkish columnist and editor has been fired, jailed and even shot at by a would-be assassin for his coverage of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government.

Project Exile: Russian journalist flees after car fire, faeces attack

alt informationA decade ago, Russian journalist Yulia Latynina thought dissidents who compared President Vladimir Putin’s rule to the Soviet times were ridiculous.

Journalism in Exile: “Turkey had turned into hell for journalism”

alt informationIt’s 2016. Turkey is in a state of emergency after the failed coup d’etat of the President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan government. Journalists like Yavuz Baydar are going to be more at risk than ever before.