Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Bolivia, Ecuador protests challenge media
By  • 7 November 2019
From Chile to Haiti, massive anti-government protests have spiraled across Latin America in recent weeks. On this edition of Global Journalist, a look at what's fueling discontent in Bolivia and Ecuador - and how the…
Egypt's staged election
By  • 8 March 2018
Egypt will hold a presidential election at the end of this month. But there’s little drama about who will actually win. President Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi, who led a 2013 coup against the country’s first democratically elected…
Zimbabwe, South Africa in transition
By  • 16 November 2017
Two figures have dominated the politics of southern Africa in recent years. One is Zimbabwe’s 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe. The other is South Africa’s 75-year-old President Jacob Zuma. Now Mugabe is in military custody after…
Europe confronts Russian hacking
By  • 2 November 2017
There has been broad fallout from Russian efforts to hack the 2016 U.S. election, including sanctions, worsening relations between the two countries and a continued cloud over Donald Trump's presidency. But in Europe such attacks are…
Estonia a test case for Russian hacking threat
By  • 2 November 2017
Estonia e-voting grows despite tampering concerns Tiny Estonia might seem an unlikely place to see the future of technology.  [caption id="attachment_8701" align="alignright" width="315"] (Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Norman Einstein)[/caption] With just 1.3 million people, the country has fewer…
Kenya tensions spike amid electoral dispute
By  • 13 October 2017
A decade ago a disputed presidential election in Kenya led to violence that left more than 1,400 people dead and forced 600,000 from their homes. Now political tensions are again running high after another disputed…
Kenyan cartoonist optimistic despite censorship, tension
By  • 12 October 2017
"A political cartoonist is always on the cutting edge of free expression, given that they are constantly making fun of powerful people." Patrick Gathara came of age as Kenya began its transition to a multiparty…
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…
Kenya losing battle with corruption
By  • 13 April 2017
Kenya has long been one of the richest and most developed countries in Africa. The capital Nairobi is a hub for businesses all over the continent, and its game parks and beaches are a magnet…
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…
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