Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Catching up with: Yariel Valdés González
By  • 19 December 2020
Editor's note: Last year, Global Journalist talked to two journalists who had been detained for long periods of time despite entering the U.S. legally with asylum claims that were recognized as legitimate by the U.S.…
Journalists seeking asylum face U.S. detention
By  • 12 September 2019
Among those affected by the Trump administration's restrictions on immigration are foreign journalists who have had to flee their home countries because of their work. Like other migrants, these journalists who come to the U.S.…
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…
Cuba eyes information revolution
By  • 11 April 2019
Cuba has long been one of the world’s least connected countries. Cubans weren’t allowed to buy personal computers until about a decade ago, and didn’t have access to the Internet until 2013. But things are…
In Cuba, dreams of escape
By  • 5 April 2018
For many people, the thought of spending your life next to the aquamarine waters of the Caribbean is an envious one. But for many people in the tiny fishing village of Cajio Beach in western…
Cuba, Pakistan among world's toughest media environments
By  • 2 June 2017
On this week's program, a look at two of the most difficult places for independent journalism: Cuba and Pakistan. In Pakistan, journalists routinely face threats not only from the Taliban and other extremist groups but…
Ecuador election tests Correa legacy
By  • 16 March 2017
A presidential run-off in the South American nation of Ecuador is shaping up as a referendum on the decade-long rule of leftist President Rafael Correa. Under Correa the government has used oil revenues to slash…
Project Exile: Cuban 'kamikaze' journalist in Miami exile
By  • 16 January 2017
"I had to walk like 40 or 50 miles into other provinces, trying to reach a place where I had a good enough internet connection to post pictures." In the early 2000s, Cuban journalist and…
Colombia's uncertain future
By  • 30 October 2016
"I don't think Colombia is by nature a violent country and that we want to keep on killing each other." For more than a half century Colombia's government has battled leftist rebels from the Revolutionary Armed…
Reviving Colombia's peace process
By  • 27 October 2016
Colombia's government and negotiators from the FARC guerrilla group spent four years negotiating a peace agreement backed by the U.N., Cuba and the U.S. President Juan Manuel Santos even won the Nobel Peace Prize for…
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