Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Not the post-COVID travel surge that Eastern Europe was expecting
By  • 16 May 2022
After two years of COVID-19 lockdowns, Poland was looking forward to getting its tourism economy started again. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine changed that.  The MV World Odyssey cruise ship is just one data point in…
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…
Rising nationalism in Europe
By  • 15 December 2016
Donald Trump’s victory in November’s election came as a shock to many in America’s political establishment. But across the Atlantic in Europe, his rise on an America-first, anti-immigrant, anti-globalization platform was less surprising. That’s because…
Hungarian police attack 7 reporters covering migrants
By  • 21 September 2015
Seven journalists traveling with migrants to Hungary from Serbia were beaten or arrested in separate incidents by Hungarian police on a single day near the border. A three-person TV crew from Serbia, two photographers from Australia and…
Anti-semitism on the rise in Europe
By  • 12 March 2015
After the recent attacks in Copenhagen and France involving terrorists targeting Jewish people, Global Journalist looks at whether this is indicative of a rise in anti-Semitism in the region. Our guests this week: Jonathan Boyd,…
Jailed Russian journalist sentenced to additional 3 years
By  • 27 January 2015
A Russian journalist already imprisoned for more than a year has been sentenced to an additional three years after a court found him guilty of "insulting" law enforcement officials and giving police false information. Sergei…
Investigations make Guardian a global brand
By , • 15 January 2015
If there is one newspaper has successfully managed the transition to a global digital publication, it's the Guardian. The 193-year-old British outlet grew from a small weekly publication based in Manchester to a truly international…
France's horror
By  • 8 January 2015
At 11:58 a.m. on Jan. 7, the Twitter account of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo published a cartoon depicting Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State in the Levant, wishing people health…
Scotland considers independence
By  • 23 July 2014
In September, voters in Scotland will participate in a unique referendum. They will decide whether or not Scotland should secede from the United Kingdom and become its own, independent country. Supporters of the referendum, led…
Europe’s anti-European parties
By  • 16 May 2014
Political parties opposed to the European project are expected to make gains The European parliamentary elections May 22-25 are expected to reflect a rising tide of skepticism about the European Union. [caption id="attachment_2571" align="alignright" width="300"]…
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