Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
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…
Western Sahara's forgotten conflict
By  • 10 October 2019
Nearly all of Africa was decolonized in the 1960s and 1970s. But there is one slice of the continent that wasn't. That's the sparsely populated territory of Western Sahara, a Colorado-sized swathe of land in…
South Africa's xenophobia problem
By  • 26 September 2019
South Africa's wealth and stability has drawn millions of migrants from elsewhere in Africa. Yet migration has tested the Rainbow Nation's unity and values. In recent weeks the country has been the scene of deadly…
'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…
Environmental journalists under threat
By  • 6 September 2019
Covering the environment is a surprisingly dangerous beat for journalists around the world. Over the last decade, as many as 29 reporters have been killed for their work on environmental stories. On this edition of…
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…
'Reverse missionaries' bring Christianity to U.S., Europe [rebroadcast]
By  • 25 July 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.…
Child soldiers: a persistent problem
By  • 4 July 2019
Thousands of children have been used as soldiers in at least 18 countries around the world in the past two years. For the children who survive, the trauma of war can have long-lasting impacts. On…
Sudan's political crisis
By  • 28 June 2019
When Sudan's dictator of 30 years was ousted in April following months of protests, many were hopeful that the African nation might transition towards democracy. Yet less than three months after Omar al-Bashir's arrest, the…
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