Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
British debate divorcing Europe
By  • 15 April 2016
Immigration, economy weigh on debate Should the British choose to leave the European Union after a June 23 referendum, the effects could be far-reaching. If the United Kingdom does vote to leave, the British government will have…
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U.K. considers a European 'Brexit'
By  • 14 April 2016
In June, the United Kingdom will vote on whether it will remain part of the European Union. The so-called “Brexit”, according to supporters, would allow the U.K. to better control immigration and free it from…
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Aid workers in Greece overwhelmed by refugees
By  • 12 April 2016
"It's a situation that will change your life completely." The paved road began to turn to gravel as the van carrying Rasha Abousalem neared the shores of the Greek island of Lesbos. Neither Abousalem, the…
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Russia's infowars strategy
By  • 10 March 2016
The U.S. is a "colonial" power seeking to dominate Ukraine. A Dutch investigation of the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine is "biased, low-quality, full of omissions." Al-Qaida is a "cat's paw"…
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Russia's information war
By  • 10 March 2016
Russia is no stranger to conflicts, but under Vladimir Putin its most enduring one may be the war over news and information. Over the past decade the Kremlin has virtually eliminated independent television broadcasters and…
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Europe grapples with rising migrant tide
By  • 3 March 2016
For months now, the world has watched as more than a million refugees and migrants from countries like Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan have risked their lives to try and find safe haven in Europe. But…
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Capturing Europe's immigration tension on the streets
By  • 3 March 2016
Photographer covering Germany's far-right fears reprisals The wave of refugees and migrants reaching Europe has led to political upheaval across the continent. With more than 1 million people arriving last year from Syria, Afghanistan and…
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Catalonia's drive to leave Spain
By  • 29 December 2015
A year after Scots voted on whether to leave the United Kingdom, the regional parliament in Catalonia has approved a plan to secede from Spain by 2017. Spain's constitutional court has ruled the plan illegal…
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New optimism on climate change
By  • 18 December 2015
The Paris agreement on reducing greenhouse gas emissions has led to new hope that the worst effects of climate change may be avoided. On this edition of Global Journalist, our guests analyze the climate agreement…
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In Spain's Catalonia, language key to independence movement
By  • 10 December 2015
Lower status for Catalan irks many in northeastern Spanish region. Barcelona may be Spain's top tourist destination, but foreign visitors wandering through its famed La Sagrada Familia Church or Picasso Museum may be surprised to…
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