Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Peace Corps spurred career of New Yorker's Hessler
By  • 20 December 2018
On this special edition of Global Journalist, an extended interview with award-winning foreign correspondent and author Peter Hessler. In 1996, the U.S. Peace Corps sent the Columbia, Mo. native to the city of Fuling in…
An Indian evangelist for toilet usage
By  • 18 December 2018
An Indian sociologist has made ending open defecation his life's work Try to imagine: you feel the urge to relief yourself. But instead of your normal routine, the first thing you have to do is…
In Tanzania, a broad assault on free expression
By  • 6 December 2018
"Freedom of expression is under pressure in almost every sector of society I can think of."  When two researchers from the Committee to Protect Journalists set out on a fact-finding mission to Tanzania last month,…
Documenting Colombia's child soldiers
By  • 3 December 2018
"Sometimes it's with gifts, they lure children with gifts." Photojournalist Juan Arredondo was on assignment with the Red Cross in Colombia in 2014 covering the government's long-running conflict with rebels from the FARC and the…
Project Exile: Russian journalist flees after car fire, feces attack
By  • 30 November 2018
“I just can't stand lies. So whenever I see a lie, I call it a lie.” A decade ago, Russian journalist Yulia Latynina thought dissidents who compared President Vladimir Putin's rule to the Soviet times…
A photojournalist returns to Yemen's crisis
By  • 15 November 2018
In 2012, a Minnesota-native fresh out of nursing school named Alex Kay Potter was traveling in Jordan just as the Arab Spring swept through the region. On an impulse, Potter decided to buy a ticket…
Capturing South Asia's child marriages
By  • 8 November 2018
"She was supposed to get married at 13 to a boy that she never met before." For many couples across the world, marriage is a romantic union between two people ready to embark on the…
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"]…
In Japan, coming to terms with dark history of eugenics
By  • 25 October 2018
In January, a Japanese woman in her sixties filed a lawsuit against the government seeking compensation of 11 million yen ($100,000) for being forcibly sterilized as a teenager under Japan's Eugenic Protection Law.  The suit,…
Uighurs Under Threat as China Expands Repression
By  • 17 October 2018
The Id Kah mosque in the western Chinese city of Kashgar had long held thousands of worshipers every Friday. Yet as a government crackdown on China’s Muslim Uighur minority intensified earlier this year, news agencies…
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