Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Project Exile: Turkish journalist lost home and family
By  • 3 June 2019
"One thing is broken: my heart." When Turkish journalist Arzu Yildiz reported a major scoop in 2014, she had little idea that the story might lead to the end of her journalism career, the loss…
Canada, U.S. grapple with physician-assisted suicide
By  • 28 February 2019
On this edition of Global Journalist, the second in our two-part series on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. For this installment, our focus shifts to North America, where Canada legalized physician-assisted suicide in 2016 after a…
Climate change, environment highlight photographer's work
By  • 16 May 2018
From the Arctic to the Amazon, Joanna Pinneo has made spotlighting climate change a specialty Twenty years ago this month, National Geographic's cover featured Joanna Pinneo's iconic photograph of a sleeping Tuareg mother and child…
To compete, Pakistani squash pro disguised herself as a boy
By  • 8 February 2018
"You don’t see girls playing sports. I was the only one amongst 300 to 400 boys." When Maria Toorpakai began her athletics career, she used not only a different name – but a different gender. …
Arctic shipping grows as ice melts
By  • 23 November 2017
For hundreds of years, European explorers sought a direct sea route from Europe to Asia. Now as Arctic ice melts, just such a route is opening across northern Russia.  In August a Russian-owned tanker carrying…
The future of indigenous media [video]
By  • 13 December 2016
Just 12 languages are spoken by two-thirds of the world's seven billion inhabitants. For the globe's 370 million indigenous people, keeping their native languages alive in an increasingly interconnected world is an enormous challenge. On this…
Canadian reporter ordered to release chat logs
By  • 12 April 2016
A Canadian court has ordered a reporter for Vice News to hand over logs of his instant messenger chats with a man who allegedly traveled to Syria to fight for the Islamic State, or ISIL.…
Project Exile: Sniper threat forced Times' reporter to flee Iran
By  • 21 January 2016
"He said to me that it was dangerous outside because he knew that a photo had been given to snipers to shoot me." Nazila Fathi's trip to Canada had been planned as a family vacation…
Project Exile: Cartel's threat sends Mexican reporter to Canada
By  • 7 April 2015
“If I go to restaurants, my family knows that I must sit in the back in a corner and far away from the windows, where I can have my back covered.” Luis Horacio Nájera got…
Informant tells of recruitment to radical group
By  • 20 October 2014
'When people said to me, “You are a traitor to Islam because you stop Muslims,” I say to people that Islam does not support terrorism and the Prophet, peace be upon him, is not a…
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