Category : Global Journalist

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.

Journalism in Exile: Editor uses social media to pressure Azerbaijan’s government

alt informationOn the night that Rahim Haciyev accepted the Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Guardian Journalism Award, he held aloft a copy of Azadliq, the paper that persevered despite assaults from the government whose misdoings it exposed

Journalism in Exile: Iranian journalist Omid Rezaee believes storytelling can save us

alt informationThe Iranian-born mechanical engineering student was the editor-in-chief of Fanous, a student magazine which was banned for standing with the Green Movement

Project Exile: Turkish editor departs after police raid

alt information"I realise it was the best decision of my life because I would be imprisoned right now, like my colleagues."

Project Exile: Pakistani reporter moves to France after kidnap attempt

alt information"The question is now, under the change of government, would I be welcome? I'm still being outspoken about what I think."

Project Exile: Zimbabwean broadcaster grapples with post-Mugabe era

alt information"The question is now, under the change of government, would I be welcome? I'm still being outspoken about what I think."

Project Exile: After hunger strike, Egyptian journalist in Qatar fears return

alt information“I face probably a life sentence or maybe even worse. The idea of not being able to go back to your own country…is just heartbreaking.”

Journalism in Exile: Uzbekistan continues its bar on Hamid Ismailov

alt informationHamid Ismailov is an Uzbek journalist and writer who was forced to flee Uzbekistan in 1992 due to what the state dubbed "unacceptable democratic tendencies".

After cartel kidnapping, Mexican journalist fled to U.S.

alt informationThe men from the Sinaloa cartel had made a mistake, and now they were looking to use it to their advantage.

Turkey reporter stayed one step ahead of crackdown

alt informationAbdullah Bozkurt, the Ankara bureau chief for Today’s Zaman was forced into exile after the failed July 2016 coup in Turkey.

After colleague’s death, Russian reporter fears return to homeland

alt informationKseniya Kirillova thought her stay in the U.S. would be only temporary.

Tortured in Cameroon, reporter found asylum in Scotland

alt informationCharles Atangana knows as well as anyone the challenges of being a journalist in Cameroon.