Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
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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China bars ailing journalist from travel
By , • 9 February 2016
A veteran Chinese journalist who was released from jail in November has been denied permission to leave China for medical reasons despite previously suffering a heart attack. Gao Yu, 71, has been effectively barred from…
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Project Exile: Dissident blogger flees China after detentions
By  • 26 January 2016
One of Liu Dejun's first jobs after leaving the police academy was as a prison guard. Little did the native of China's central Hubei province know that one day he would be on the other…
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Migrant tide tests Hungary's hospitality, politics
By  • 23 September 2015
As Orban speaks of an "attack" on Christianity; other Hungarians are more welcoming Szeged, Hungary -- Hungary’s international reputation is again taking a bruising, as images of Hungarian police shooting water cannons and tear-gassing migrants…
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Six journalists removed from Ukraine's banned list
By  • 23 September 2015
Ukrainian authorities have removed six European journalists from a list of people banned from entering the country. The journalists were taken off the list a day after Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree Sept. 16…
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Greek bailouts: three times a charm?
By  • 20 August 2015
Greece's last two bailouts failed to rescue the country. This week, European leaders approved a new $95 billion package for the debt-stricken country. For Greeks, it means more tax hikes and cuts to pensions and…
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Germany releases al-Jazeera journalist wanted in Egypt
By  • 22 June 2015
An al-Jazeera television reporter arrested in Germany at the request of Egypt has been released. Ahmed Mansour, a British-Egyptian television correspondent for al-Jazeera Arabic was en route to Doha, Qatar, where the network is based, when we…
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Interview: Greece under the far-left
By  • 12 February 2015
"Greece is essentially losing a generation," says Greek radio journalist Michael Nevradakis. Greek journalist Michael Nevradakis launched Dialogos Media in 2010 as a student at the University of Texas as his home country was in…
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Syriza's Greece
By  • 12 February 2015
Just as elsewhere in Europe in the 1930s, Greece's current economic depression has shaken its politics. In January, the far-leftist party Syriza won a stunning election victory by promising to renegotiate the country's huge debts…
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