Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
University at sea sails despite COVID 19
By  • 16 May 2022
The MV World Odyssey this year became the first cruise ship to attempt sailing for four consecutive months since the start of the pandemic. The ship served as home to 600 students and faculty participating…
Project Exile: Turkish journalist still fearful in Germany
By  • 27 January 2020
"I try to live isolated to protect myself." When she got her start in the news business in 2009, Turkish journalist Zübeyde Sari couldn't have imagined her chosen profession would cause her to have to…
In Venice, tourist crowds generate livelihoods and annoyance
By  • 1 November 2019
"Coping with so many tourists makes everyday life more difficult" Deirdre Kelly, a British artist who’s lived in Venice for 15 years, is worried. She is one of many locals overwhelmed by the ever-increasing number…
Right to be forgotten highlights tensions between privacy, freedoms
By  • 21 October 2019
"What you have is a risk that people will rewrite history" What can you do if you Google your name, and the top search result is a news article about a fight between you and…
Project Exile: Reporter escaped Russia after beating, burns
By  • 1 July 2019
"Please leave. They're going to kill you." Fatima Tlisova didn't make it easy for the Russian government to get rid of her.  As a reporter covering Russia's fight against Chechen separatists in what was known…
Project Exile: Moroccan journalist flees after being stripped, jailed
By  • 25 June 2019
"The police broke down the door of my apartment and forced me to undress." When the security software on Moroccan journalist Hicham Mansouri's computer alerted him that there had been a number of attempts to…
Denmark's island banishment for migrants faces pushback
By  • 27 March 2019
With a generous welfare state, a population wealthier than France's and high international rankings on issues like education and gender equity,  Denmark has long enjoyed a reputation as a progressive Scandinavian haven.  Yet since the…
Dutch euthanization of psychiatric patients draws scrutiny
By  • 4 March 2019
The euthanasia of Eelco de Gooijer highlights a growing practice When Monique de Gooijer’s son Eelco was born, she never thought she would be the last one to say goodbye. Though he was physically healthy,…
Nigerian missionary to England highlights changing Christianity
By  • 14 February 2019
"The picture of a missionary is very different today. You have brown missionaries, you have black missionaries, you have refugee missionaries." The earliest Protestant missionaries to what is now Nigeria lived lives of little comfort.…
Project Exile: Turkey's Dündar free in exile, still threatened
By  • 10 January 2019
"For the Turkish government I am a terrorist. Everybody challenging the government is a terrorist." Can Dündar isn't easily silenced. The outspoken Turkish columnist and editor has been fired, jailed and even shot at by…
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