Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Local news in global decline - part 3
By  • 20 June 2019
Local newspapers have been eviscerated over the last 15 years as social media and the internet have destroyed their business model. Yet all is not doom and gloom. In the third part of our series…
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Local news in global decline - Part 2
By  • 13 June 2019
Local and regional newspapers have dwindled all across the U.S. as print advertising revenues have shrunk. But the U.S. isn't alone - there is a local news crisis happening all around the world. In the…
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Local news in global decline
By  • 6 June 2019
All around the world, the local news organizations that report on municipal and regional governments are in decline.  In the first installment of a special series with the Index on Censorship magazine, a look at…
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'Midnight Traveler' spotlights odyssey for asylum seekers
By  • 28 March 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…
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Euthanasia in the Netherlands
By  • 21 February 2019
In the first of a two-part series on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, Global Journalist examines the issue in the Netherlands – the first country to legalize euthanasia. Over the past decade the number of Dutch…
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'Reverse' missionaries seek converts in Europe, U.S.
By  • 14 February 2019
There are now nearly twice as many Christians in the Global South as there are in Europe and North America. As Christianity's center of gravity has shifted - so too is the flow of missionaries.…
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Murders of two European journalists highlight impunity risks
By  • 31 January 2019
When the Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed and dismembered by a Saudi hit squad in Turkey, the story generated international headlines for days. But in 2017 and 2018, according to the Committee to…
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Ukraine's displaced struggle amid forgotten war
By  • 4 January 2019
Though it's receded from the headlines, the war in Ukraine grinds on nearly five years after it began. Among the hardest hit are the estimated 1.5 million people internally displaced by fighting between Ukrainian troops…
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War in space [rebroadcast]
By  • 23 November 2018
Earlier this year, Vice President Mike Pence renewed a call by the Trump Administration for the U.S. military to create a “Space Force.” The White House’s effort comes in response to advances by China, Russia…
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Gender quotas on the march
By  • 18 October 2018
Christine Blasey Ford was 100 percent certain Judge Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school. Kavanaugh was 100 percent certain he didn’t. But one figure that jumped out of Kavanaugh's recent U.S. Supreme Court…
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