Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Japan, South Korea face population bust [rebroadcast]
By  • 29 November 2019
Japan and South Korea face stark demographic change. Longer life spans and low birth rates in both countries have led to rapidly aging populations. At 126 million, Japan's population is already declining and is forecast…
Islamic schools grapple with abuse scandals
By  • 14 November 2019
The Catholic Church isn't alone in facing widespread child sex abuse allegations. Islamic schools internationally are also confronting a history of abuse. On this week's show, a look at recent investigations of abuse in Islamic…
Overtourism on the rise
By  • 1 November 2019
Global tourism is a booming industry. But in a growing number of places around the world, the surge in tourism is too much of a good thing. Venice, Italy has been depopulated as year-round residents…
The information siege of Kashmir
By  • 24 October 2019
For more than two months, the Indian government has managed to largely cut off the 8 million people of Jammu and Kashmir from the outside world. Phone and internet links were cut and the local…
The vape debate goes global
By  • 3 October 2019
Juul and other e-cigarette makers are facing new limits on the sale of their products in the U.S. But internationally, vaping companies are looking to grow. How governments regulate e-cigarettes varies wildly. In some countries,…
China's surveillance state
By  • 19 September 2019
China has a long history of conducting surveillance on its population. Yet technology is now allowing the government to keep tabs on its people in ways that are perhaps unparalleled in human history. In particular,…
'Period poverty' activists tackle menstrual taboos [rebroadcast]
By  • 6 September 2019
At this year’s Academy Awards a film called “Period. End of Sentence” won the Oscar for best short documentary. The movie focused on the subject of menstruation taboos in India and the story of a…
Climate change threatens global food supply
By  • 6 September 2019
The global food supply faces a new threat: climate change. Extreme weather like the massive floods that hit the Midwest during planting season and the severe drought in Somalia this year are becoming more and…
Foreign journalists confront new challenges
By  • 5 September 2019
On this edition of Global Journalist, a look at how the news gets reported in some very different parts of the world. We’ll talk to a journalist from Ghana about how politicians are undermining the…
From China to Egypt, New Yorker's Hessler seeks stories of outsiders
By  • 8 August 2019
On this special edition of Global Journalist, an extended interview with award-winning foreign correspondent and author Peter Hessler. In 1996, the U.S. Peace Corps sent the Columbia, Mo. native to the city of Fuling in…
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