Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
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…
C.A.R. crisis stirred by diamonds, Russia
By  • 14 September 2018
The Central African Republic is one of the toughest places to live in the world. Since the start of a civil war in 2013, a total of 14 different warring militias now control parts of…
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.…
Insurgents, poor schools plague northern Nigeria
By  • 14 June 2018
Back in 2014 there was an enormous international outcry after Islamic militants from the group Boko Haram kidnapped 276 female high school students the town of Chibok in northeastern Nigeria. Four years later, more than…
Boko Haram unbowed
By  • 29 September 2016
The Islamic State’s attacks in Europe earlier this year made headlines around the world. But there’s another terrorist group that by some estimates has killed more civilians over the past few years than ISIS. That’s…
Boko Haram refugees struggle in Cameroon
By  • 29 September 2016
"Dozens of villages and hundreds of houses have been burned." The Nigerian terror group Boko Haram may be best known for kidnapping 276 schoolgirls in 2014, a move that spurred the #BringBackOurGirls social media campaign.…
Project Exile: Chadian blogger finds French asylum
By  • 22 June 2016
"It is a common local practice. You get offered a high position, a car, and you change sides." Chad's President Idriss Déby once said "a world without a press is like a body without a…
French station barred from reporting on Chad vote
By  • 19 April 2016
French station TV5 Monde has been banned from filming in the central African nation of Chad after journalists from the station had their camera confiscated and footage deleted by Chadian police April 10, the same day…
Chadian journalist arrested for criticizing president, brother
By  • 13 October 2015
A Chadian journalist faces charges of defamation for publishing a critical article of Chadian President Idriss Déby and Déby's younger brother, a top government official. Judicial police arrested Stéphane Mbaïrabé Ouaye, publisher of Haut Parleur,…
Chadian journalist arrested, beaten for school reporting
By  • 11 November 2014
A journalist for Chad's Dja FM has been arrested and beaten by police in the central African nation's capital of N'Djamena after reporting on students returning to school. Boulga David was in front of N'Djamena's…
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