June 27, 2014

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

In prison: Al Jazeera cameraman Mohamed Badr wrote Thursday about his seven months in Egyptian prison for Matter. “But even once we were found innocent, the ordeal wasn’t over.” | In Azerbaijan, according to Reporters Without Borders, newspaper editor Hilal Mammadov got a five year jail sentence for “drug trafficking, inciting hate, and high treason.” RWB reports that Mammadov has been held since 2012. | Committee to Protect Journalists reported Wednesday that another journalist has been jailed in Egypt. Abdel Rahman Shaheen works for Freedom and Justice News Gate, CPJ reports, which is a site connected with The Muslim Brotherhood.

In protest: Journalists around the world have protested the arrest and conviction of Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt, including journalists with with National Union of Journalists in Ireland. On Friday, Roy Greenslade reported in The Guardian that the journalists took their protests to the gate of the Egyptian embassy in Dublin.

Paying for the news in Europe: Ken Doctor looks at the funding behind news in Europe, particularly in the Netherlands and Germany.

Robots need oxygen, too: From Kleine Zeitung – Klagenfurt, in Klagenfurt, Austria, today, it’s going to be hard to take our robot masters seriously if they’re wearing hamster balls on their heads. (Front page courtesy Newseum.)


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