Egyptian president wishes journalists had been deported; Nigerian editor missing

Here’s today’s MediaWireWorld roundup of journalism news from outside the U.S. Send tips to Kristen Hare: khare@poynter.org

1. Deport them: Egypt’s president told local journalists that he wishes the foreign journalists recently given prison sentences had just been deported, Al Jazeera America reported Monday. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi didn’t name Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed. The three have been detained since last December.

2. Leaving Huffington Post UK: Carla Buzasi, Huffington Post UK’s founding editor-in-chief, is leaving that role, Mark Sweney reported Monday in The Guardian. Buzasi’s headed for WGSN.

3. Arrests and a disappearance: People thought to be responsible for beating up journalists in Independence Square have been arrested in Kiev, KyivPost reported Monday. In Nigeria, Thomas Thomas, editor of Global Concord, has been missing since last week, Committee to Protect Journalists reported. Thomas’ colleagues thought the state security service was responsible.

4. Double duty front: From Mladá Fronta DNES, in Prague, Czech Republic, it’s an ad — no, it’s the front page — wait, it’s both. (Front page courtesy Newseum.)

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