Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
9/11: Then and now
By  • 11 September 2021
Nothing reminds us of how small our world is so much as the anniversary of this terrible day. While President Joe Biden recently declared an end to America's long war in Afghanistan, the impact of…
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…
India's toilet boom
By  • 13 December 2018
The the practice of outdoor defecation is a major cause of diarrheal diseases that kill about 2,200 children a day - more than die from HIV/AIDS, malaria or tuberculosis combined As of 2015, an estimated…
'Red Market' investigator sees growth in organ trade
By  • 26 April 2018
"It is almost dumbfounding how many ways we can sell the body." From grave robbers who sell human skeletons to impoverished villages where dozens of women sell their kidneys to help support their families,  journalist…
Turkey charges three press freedom activists
By  • 27 June 2016
Two Turkish journalists and an academic are facing up to 14 years in a Turkish prison on charges of disseminating “terrorist propaganda” by guest-editing a pro-Kurdish newspaper. Arrested June 20 were Sebnem Korur Fincanci, president…
Gay magazine editor slain in Bangladesh
By , • 2 May 2016
A founder of Bangladesh's first and only gay magazine has been hacked to death in the capital Dhaka along with a friend, part of a wave of killings of liberal and secular bloggers and activists…
Maldives journalists face charges after protest
By  • 19 April 2016
The government of the Indian Ocean nation of the Maldives  has decided to put on trial two journalists for an opposition television station on charges related to their coverage of an anti-government rally in March 2015.…
Secular Bangladeshi blogger slain, 6th since 2013
By  • 11 April 2016
A Bangladeshi blogger and law student was attacked and killed by machete-wielding men on a busy road in the capital Dhaka after a series of blog posts critical of the government and Islam. He is…
Indian reporter arrested in school reporting fracas
By  • 5 April 2016
A newspaper reporter in the troubled central Indian state of Chhattisgarh has been arrested on a seven-month-old complaint filed by a principal whose school was the subject of reports of a cheating scandal. Deepak Jaiswal,…
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