Bill Keller, the columnist for The New York Times and its former executive editor, and Glenn Greenwald, the (soon-departing) columnist for The Guardian who has been the driver on revelations on National Security Agency surveillance unfurled by Edward Snowden, have a featured exchange of correspondence in the Times. Hard to summarize, but they discuss the character of journalism, what is its mission, and how will it be financed.
Reporters at two Somali radio stations were beaten and detained over the weekend after security agents stormed their Mogadishu offices following reports the stations aired on government corruption. Reuters reports the stories aired on SkyFM and Radio Shabelle, part of the Shabelle Media Network. Thirty-six journalists were detained in the raids, which the government said was actually an eviction related to the stations' unlawful occupation of government buildings.
The New Express newspaper in China has apologized for the reporting of Chen Yongzhou only days after defending him and standing by his stories of malfeasance at a construction machinery firm partly owned by the state. The Associated Press said the paper said Sunday that Chen had been incited by others who paid him to report inaccuracies.