Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Justice for Myanmar's Rohingya still elusive, reporter says
By , • 4 October 2018
"They want justice, and that has never been provided for them." The wholesale flight of much of Myanmar's Rohingya minority since last year has triggered one of the largest refugee crises in Asia in decades.…
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Populist rise forces rights activist to change views
By  • 29 September 2018
"I began to worry that we are just preaching to ourselves."  For human rights advocates in Europe, there's been much to lament in the continent's handling of migrants. In Italy, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has…
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Poland gay rights group sees rising hate
By  • 24 September 2018
"It’s hard to work in an environment where you see the basis of democracy deteriorating." Earlier this year, gay rights activists unveiled a large holographic rainbow in a square in downtown Warsaw just before the…
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Central African journalist sees light for war-torn nation
By  • 13 September 2018
The data on the Central African Republic can be daunting. The country ranks dead last on the U.N.'s most recent Human Development Index, which assesses well-being by compiling data on health, income and education levels.…
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Project Exile: Iranian student journalist fled after detention
By  • 6 August 2018
Omid Rezaee’s work on a university magazine led to his arrest In 2009, incumbent president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won Iran’s disputed election against Mir-Hossein Mousavi, The results led to public outrage and the formation of the…
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Project Exile: 'Caged' Egyptian journalist fled before sentencing
By  • 3 July 2018
"We have to stand up for each other, otherwise the whole profession is in jeopardy.” Yehia Ghanem had been near the pinnacle of Egyptian journalism. As a former foreign correspondent and senior editor at Al-Ahram…
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Project Exile: Turkish editor departs after police raid
By  • 20 June 2018
"I realize it was the best decision of my life because I would be imprisoned right now, like my colleagues." Shortly after Turkish police in riot gear raided the headquarters of Zaman Media Group on…
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Project Exile: Pakistani reporter moves to France after kidnap attempt
By  • 14 June 2018
"I was resisting and they kept hitting me with the butts of their guns." Jumping out of a car to escape being abducted at gunpoint by the Pakistani military isn't exactly how journalist Taha Siddiqui…
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Project Exile: Uzbekistan continues ban on exiled journalist
By  • 30 May 2018
Hamid Ismailov was forced to flee Uzbekistan in 1992 for what the state dubbed "unacceptable democratic tendencies" Hamid Ismailov deserves an apology. Or at the very least, an explanation. It has been 26 years since…
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Project Exile: White Zimbabwean journalist grapples with post-Mugabe era
By  • 23 May 2018
[caption id="attachment_9526" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Interviews with journalists forced from their home countries for doing their job.[/caption] "The question is now, under the change of government, would I be welcome? I'm still being outspoken about what…
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