Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
High-tech and highly controlled
By  • 6 December 2012
For Iranians, alternative media is a part of daily life, but the government has taken steps to censor the growing medium. Iran’s population does not make it easy for the regime’s censors to do their…
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Iranian brothers make art speak
By  • 5 December 2012
Stencils in pocket, two Iranian street artists Icy and Sot journeyed from Iran to the Big Apple to bring their social messages to the walls of the West. Despite the 2009 uprisings in Tehran that…
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Pakistan's investigative pioneer
By  • 7 November 2012
Reporter Umar Cheema endures trials and terror as he tames Pakistan’s journalistic wild west, one article at a time. Investigative journalism in Pakistan was virtually non-existent in when Missouri Honor Medalist Umar Cheema began his…
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Don't call her a journalist
By  • 25 October 2012
Mona Eltahawy, Egyptian-US columnist, has taken her role as an activist from the newspaper to the streets, and she isn’t afraid of controversy. Mona Eltahawy has reached a crossroads with the social media site that…
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A Q&A with Mona Eltahawy
By  • 25 October 2012
Eltahawy spoke with Global Journalist about her perspectives on objectivity in journalism, her role as a columnist and cyber activist, and how she hopes her work impacts the world. Mona Eltahawy was born in Egypt…
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The decline of foreign correspondence in Israel
By  • 20 August 2012
As Israel's economic and political prowess grows, its appetite for overseas news appears to be diminishing. Foreign correspondence is essential to every democratic country. This applies to Israel in particular because of its symbiotic relationship…
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Iran's nuclear countdown
By  • 4 April 2012
Imrana Saghar, a lawyer and journalist in Pakistan, has used both professions to fight for minority rights and to free women in her country, sometimes risking her own safety. Imrana Saghar has been a reporter…
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Pushing the limits
By  • 4 April 2012
A self-proclaimed “city girl,” Hafsah Syed grew up in Karachi, Pakistan. She was schooled in accounting but spent years in advertising before becoming a newsmaker. Syed is an executive producer at Dawn News TV, where…
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A historical perspective
By  • 4 April 2012
Shabbir Ahmad is a news and current affairs producer at Geo News, the most watched TV news channel in Pakistan. He has traveled extensively in the FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Areas) border region of Pakistan…
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Hope for journalists
By  • 4 April 2012
Sajid Hussain is an assistant editor at The News International, the largest circulated English daily in Pakistan. He also writes op-ed pieces and editorials, especially on the state of affairs of war-torn Balochistan, his home…
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