Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Turning ocean garbage into advocacy art
By , • 25 April 2019
"We're sort of aware of that we're in a building that's on fire." When she was eight, Pamela Longobardi nearly drowned in the Atlantic while bodysurfing in New Jersey. A riptide sucked her towards an…
In Solomons, photographer captures disappearing islands
By  • 1 November 2018
"If the community has to leave the island…they are going to lose their culture.” Few places on earth are as vulnerable to climate change as Ontong Java in the Solomon Islands. [caption id="attachment_9715" align="alignright" width="339"]…
Photographer spotlights Papua New Guinea's tribal dress
By  • 3 May 2018
With tribal traditions under threat, an effort to preserve culture through photography [caption id="attachment_9291" align="alignright" width="295"] Photographer and cinematographer Wylda Bayrón, with a boy in Papua New Guinea.[/caption] Over the course of her 14-year career, photographer…
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…
Indonesia's transformation
By  • 2 February 2015
A mid-sized city's evolution from sleepy port to energy hub embodies nation's growth In the 1970s, the airport for the Indonesian city of Balikpapan on the island of Borneo was little more than a shack…
Disappearing languages get lifeline from technology
By  • 12 January 2015
Once seen as a threat, the Internet is now an aid for endangered tongues The spread of the Internet has accelerated the global use of English. And the march of English has come as UNESCO…
'Climate refugees' spark hot debate
By  • 11 September 2014
Status of those forced from home by changing climate unclear Faced with deportation from New Zealand in 2012, a family of four from the Pacific island nation of Tuvalu offered a novel argument as to…
Disputes heighten tension between China and neighbors
By  • 25 April 2014
The Second Thomas Shoal might not seem like much. A small reef about 125 nautical miles from the Philippines in the South China Sea, it is home to a rusting Filipino warship named the Sierra…
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