Pro-government protesters gather in front of Greece's parliament to back its demands of a bailout debt renegotiation in central Athens, Feb. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

Syriza’s Greece

Just as elsewhere in Europe in the 1930s, Greece's current economic depression has shaken its politics. In January, the far-leftist party Syriza won a stunning election victory by promising to renegotiate...
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Guardian editor speaks about surveillance

The Guardian is a well known and highly respected newspaper that received a 2014 Missouri Honor Medal for services to journalism. We interviewed James Ball, special projects editor at The Guardian, about...
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Honoring the Kyiv Post

This episode of Global Journalist is audio only. We interviewed Brian Bonner and Katya Gorchinskaya of the Kyiv Post, which received a 2014 Missouri Honor Medal, about their careers and the future of...
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Ebola epidemic continues

Since our last program on Ebola, the death toll from the disease has more than doubled to 4,800. U.S. and Spanish aid workers sickened by Ebola also transmitted it to medical workers in the U.S. and in...
Turkish journalists hold placards that read " no to censorship and auto-censorships" and "what about news? " as they demonstrate outside the governor's office to protest censorship and new regulations on media freedoms and Internet bans, in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Critics say the new regulations will expand the government's already tight grip on the independent medias and Internet in Turkey, which is under criticism for censorship and restriction on media freedoms as Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government fights a corruption probe targeting people close to him. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

Censorship in Turkey

After 11 years as prime minister, Recip Tayyip Erdogan became Turkey's first directly-elected president in August. Under Erdogan’s tenure, Turkey’s economy has grown significantly. The country’s main...
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Scotland considers independence

In September, voters in Scotland will participate in a unique referendum. They will decide whether or not Scotland should secede from the United Kingdom and become its own, independent country. Supporters...
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The situation in Ukraine

This week, our focus turns, once again, to Ukraine. Since the Euromaidan movement at the end of 2013, clashes between pro-Russian and anti-Russian groups have intensified throughout eastern Ukraine. The...
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Europe votes amidst discontent, rise of far-right

You're probably well aware that every country has a parliament or a legislature of some sort. But, did you know that Europe, as a whole, also has its own parliament? The European Parliament is part of the...
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Gas politics in Eastern Europe

Note: this episode aired on 1 May 2014 and 31 July 2014. This week, we're looking at the increasingly complex state of energy politics in Eastern Europe. Conflicts between Russia, which supplies much of...
Demonstrators carry Russian flags in support of pro-Russian protesters in eastern Ukraine, in Simferopol, Crimea, Thursday, April 10, 2014. Demonstrators marched and held a rally in support of pro-Russian protesters occupying government buildings in the eastern Ukrainian cities of Donetsk and Luhansk. (AP Photo/Max Vetrov)

What’s next in Crimea?

This week, we take another look at the escalating conflict in Crimea, and what it means for the rest of Eastern Europe. If you're unfamiliar, in late 2013, pro-European protestors in Ukraine began...