Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
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…
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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,"…
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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…
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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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Trump's policies viewed warily overseas
By  • 5 August 2016
Republican nominee Donald Trump has commanded blanket media coverage since his run for U.S. president took off last year. But it's not just Americans who have been glued to their screens when Trump's face appears. Government…
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Project Exile: Chinese dissident forced from family
By  • 27 June 2016
"I will never give in. I cut contact with my family because I love them." On March 19, the exiled Chinese journalist Zhang Ping wrote an article for the website of Deutsche Welle criticizing the detention…
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Hungarian journalists build new site after controversy
By  • 11 May 2016
Mass resignations from one of Hungary's top news sites led to the creation of a new investigative outlet In 2014, Hungarian investigative journalist András Pethő wrote an exposé about a series of expensive overseas business trips…
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Bosnia's stalled recovery
By  • 21 April 2016
Twenty years after Europe's bloodiest war since World War II, Bosnia is a country riven by ethnic divisions and poverty. After its recent application to join the European Union, Bosnians and their leaders will have…
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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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