Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
In Cuban youth, photographer finds hope and frustration
By , • 12 April 2019
"I tried to document the power of the youth, really willing to explode" Shortly after U.S. president Barack Obama and Cuba's Raul Castro announced in 2014 that the two countries would normalize relations after 54-years…
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Project Exile: Threatened in Mexico, Facing Deportation in U.S.
By  • 12 April 2019
Mexican soldiers sent a reporter a warning. Now the U.S. wants to send him back. On a sunny day in June 2008 in the small city of Ascensión in northern Mexico, journalist Emilio Gutiérrez got…
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Fighting period stigma, one cartoon at a time
By  • 5 April 2019
"It just makes you feel like it's a kind of punishment growing up." Taboos around menstruation remain strong in India. In some parts of the country, women having their period can't sleep in their homes,…
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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…
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Ghana journalist Anas speaks out after colleague's murder
By , • 12 March 2019
"We suspected that people would come and attack us." The West African nation of Ghana has a well-deserved reputation as a beacon of democracy and freedom of expression, and perhaps the best symbol of this…
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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,…
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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.…
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Calvo-Roth broke barriers for women journalists
By  • 17 January 2019
On this week's show, a look at the life of a pioneering female journalist. Fortuna Calvo-Roth was born in 1934 to a Jewish family in Paris, but was raised in Lima, Peru. There she fell…
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Project Exile: Vietnam journalist went to France after six years in prison
By  • 14 January 2019
"The problems started when I did not confess to any crimes and when I refused to wear the prison uniform" Dang Xuan Dieu has paid a heavy price for resisting the Vietnamese government.  A community…
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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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