Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Overtourism on the rise
By  • 1 November 2019
Global tourism is a booming industry. But in a growing number of places around the world, the surge in tourism is too much of a good thing. Venice, Italy has been depopulated as year-round residents…
Right to be forgotten highlights tensions between privacy, freedoms
By  • 21 October 2019
"What you have is a risk that people will rewrite history" What can you do if you Google your name, and the top search result is a news article about a fight between you and…
Populist rise forces rights activist to change views
By  • 29 September 2018
"I began to worry that we are just preaching to ourselves."  For human rights advocates in Europe, there's been much to lament in the continent's handling of migrants. In Italy, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has…
Project Exile: Pakistani reporter moves to France after kidnap attempt
By  • 14 June 2018
"I was resisting and they kept hitting me with the butts of their guns." Jumping out of a car to escape being abducted at gunpoint by the Pakistani military isn't exactly how journalist Taha Siddiqui…
Mask art decries air pollution, climate change
By  • 13 April 2018
In air pollution masks, a canvass for solutions Raising awareness about environmental issues like air pollution and climate change is no [caption id="attachment_9219" align="alignright" width="213"] Maskbook's "Air Mask" by Wen Fang[/caption] easy task. The problems…
Project Exile: Tortured in Cameroon, a struggle for U.K. asylum
By  • 22 January 2018
"The choice was this: reveal my sources and destroy my reputation or die protecting them.” This story has been updated with comments from Mathias Eric Owona Nguini, the son of Cameroon's former education minister. Charles…
Photographer spotlights India's air pollution
By  • 7 December 2017
"We all breathe the same air." Melanie Dornier was once a social worker in the United Kingdom and her native France, where she did work like helping refugees navigate the job search process. Then an…
Europe's veil bans target Muslim women
By  • 28 September 2017
Since France banned women from wearing veils that covered the face in public in 2011, a growing number of European nations have passed similar restrictions. Belgium, Bulgaria and Austria have passed similar so-called "burqa bans,"…
Europe's immigration quagmire
By  • 14 September 2017
Back in 2015, the immigration crisis in Europe was in headlines worldwide. Since then the numbers of people crossing the by sea to the continent has declined from more than 1 million annually to just 126,000 through…
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…
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