Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
After 159 years, Stars and Stripes is fighting for its future
By  • 20 November 2020
The first edition of the newspaper known as Stars and Stripes rolled off the presses in Bloomfield, Missouri, during the Civil War. It marked the birth of a newspaper that, for 159 years, has…
The fight for press freedom in Hong Kong
By  • 20 November 2020
Hong Kong is a case study in the fragility of press freedom: In this episode, Global Journalist investigates how a new National Security Law and a accreditation system for reporters are affecting journalism in a…
After three years of #MeToo, are newsrooms more diverse?
By , , • 20 November 2020
In the wake of #MeToo and the death of George Floyd, many public figures and institutions have had intense conversations about gender and racial inequities. The news media has brought these conversations to the attention…
How a sportswriter challenged a government
By  • 19 November 2020
Just before the COVID pandemic sent the world into lockdown last spring, visitors to the True/False film festival — an annual showing of top documentaries in Columbia, Missouri — got a sneak preview of a…
How to make news accessible. Really.
By  • 18 November 2020
Five years ago, Sandy Murillo could not have been an associate producer at CRIS Radio, a daily podcast that reads newspapers and other periodicals to people with visual impairments. The newsroom's production tools didn't work…
Project Exile: Turkish journalist still fearful in Germany
By  • 27 January 2020
"I try to live isolated to protect myself." When she got her start in the news business in 2009, Turkish journalist Zübeyde Sari couldn't have imagined her chosen profession would cause her to have to…
Project Exile: Editor gets asylum in Germany after Erdogan cover
By  • 13 January 2020
"It is not a very comfortable and luxurious life in Germany, but it's better than prison." If there's one exiled journalist whose life encapsulates Turkey's purge of critical media, it might be Cevheri Guven. In…
'Midnight Traveler' shows tenuous lives of refugees [rebroadcast]
By  • 26 December 2019
After being threatened by the Taliban, filmmaker Hassan Fazili was forced to flee Afghanistan. Like thousands of others, he and his family set out for Europe seeking safety and a stable life. What follows is…
Venezuela's embattled news media [program]
By  • 20 December 2019
Venezuela's news media has been squeezed by President Nicolás Maduro's authoritarianism and the country's ongoing economic crisis. But Venezuela is not Cuba or North Korea. There are still a number of independent and critical journalists…
Covering Hong Kong's unrest [program]
By  • 12 December 2019
Hong Kong’s six-month old protest movement has been one of the biggest international stories of 2019. What began in June as a protest against a bill that would allow for the extradition of criminal suspects…
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