Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
South Africa's xenophobia problem
By  • 26 September 2019
South Africa's wealth and stability has drawn millions of migrants from elsewhere in Africa. Yet migration has tested the Rainbow Nation's unity and values. In recent weeks the country has been the scene of deadly…
Payola and the press
By  • 9 May 2019
It’s sometimes called “brown envelope” journalism. This is the practice of journalists taking money or gifts from companies, politicians, or even international charities to give them favorable coverage. Today it’s particularly a problem in developing…
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.…
Congo's retreat from democracy
By  • 31 August 2017
After more than 16 years in power, the Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila was to step down after his term expired in December. Instead his government has repeatedly postponed elections, spurring violence across…
Indonesia's struggle to save tropical forests
By  • 28 April 2017
A new book highlights possible answers to deforestation in the tropics. Preventing climate change is often linked to cutting back on the use of fossil fuels. Yet the clearing of carbon dioxide consuming tropical forests harms…
Burundi on edge
By  • 17 March 2016
Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza's announcement in April that he would seek a third five-year term set off a year of instability in the central African nation that has left hundreds dead and forced a quarter…
In Burundi conflict, radio stations a point of contention
By  • 17 March 2016
The central African nation of Burundi has experienced unrest since the April announcement that President Pierre Nkurunziza was seeking a third, five-year term in office. The announcement led to abortive coup attempt and a boycott…
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