Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Art, feminism collide in 'gendercide' exhibit
By  • 18 January 2018
To help explain why her organization spent six years gathering more than 10,000 custom pairs of baby booties from more than 500 seamstresses in Kyrgyzstan, Rwanda and 28 other developing countries,  Beverly Hill has a story.  [caption id="attachment_8946" align="alignleft" width="150"] Beverly…
Project Exile: Corruption report sends Maldives' journalist into flight
By  • 9 January 2018
"If I were to go back and continue doing the same job, it’s just a matter of time before I’m picked up again." For many tourists, the Maldives is a resort destination with straw-thatched luxury…
An American in Seoul helps North Korean refugees
By  • 6 January 2018
Casey Lartigue Jr. took an unusual path to helping run an organization that aids North Korean refugees. After a stint teaching English in South Korea in the 1990s, the Texas native and Harvard grad went…
Photographer spotlights India's air pollution
By  • 7 December 2017
"We all breathe the same air." Melanie Dornier was once a social worker in the United Kingdom and her native France, where she did work like helping refugees navigate the job search process. Then an…
Inside a Chinese internet addiction camp
By  • 30 November 2017
Chinese camps for internet "addicts" use military discipline, and sometimes violence, to rehabilitate youth In August an 18-year-old boy in China's eastern Anhui province was found dead with multiple injuries, just days after his parents…
In polar photography, a battle with fear and cold
By  • 25 November 2017
"I couldn't think of anything else but to breathe deep and go as deep as I can." [caption id="attachment_8657" align="alignleft" width="200"] (Photo credit: Amos Nachoum)[/caption] Wildlife photographer Amos Nachoum is no stranger to difficult situations.…
Drawing Japan's politics, from Seattle
By  • 26 October 2017
Roger Dahl, an unlikely Japanese political cartoonist When Roger Dahl moved to Japan in 1989, he was like hundreds of other recent college grads - looking for adventure and funding it by teaching English. [caption…
Rohingya share tales of repression
Burning villages. Dead bodies. Overcrowded boats full of desperate Rohingya refugees looking for a haven.  Such is the legacy of the Myanmar government's offensive against its Muslim-minority Rohingya people in the country's Rakhine state. At…
Project Exile: Chinese 'traitor' cartoonist exiled in Japan
By  • 22 May 2017
They even put up a notice in the state paper, The People's Daily, denouncing me as a "pro-Japan traitor." It was nearly midnight, and Chinese cartoonist Wang Liming (王立铭) had just returned to his Beijing apartment…
Project Exile: Tajik journalist moves to Poland after threats
By  • 15 May 2017
"People from the government burst into my father-in-law's house and told him that I was leading an illegal channel." Distributing independent news in the Central Asian nation of Tajikistan is no easy task. But in…
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