Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Foreign journalists confront new challenges
By  • 5 September 2019
On this edition of Global Journalist, a look at how the news gets reported in some very different parts of the world. We’ll talk to a journalist from Ghana about how politicians are undermining the…
Payola and the press
By  • 9 May 2019
It’s sometimes called “brown envelope” journalism. This is the practice of journalists taking money or gifts from companies, politicians, or even international charities to give them favorable coverage. Today it’s particularly a problem in developing…
Ghana journalist Anas speaks out after colleague's murder
By , • 12 March 2019
"We suspected that people would come and attack us." The West African nation of Ghana has a well-deserved reputation as a beacon of democracy and freedom of expression, and perhaps the best symbol of this…
Ghana, Egypt face assaults on press
By  • 7 March 2019
On the surface, Ghana and Egypt couldn't be more different places when it comes free expression. Ghana ranks higher than the U.S. and U.K. by some measures of press freedom, while Egypt's government is now…
Liberia after Ebola
By  • 10 January 2017
A year ago the World Health Organization declared the Ebola epidemic in Liberia over. But though the immediate crisis may have passed, Liberia still faces huge challenges in recovering.   Two devastating civil wars in…
Project Exile: On the run from Gambia's security forces
By  • 15 November 2016
"When they arrested them, I was in hiding for five days." After graduating from high school in 2001, Buya Jammeh dreamed of becoming a journalist. That was no easy career path in his home country…
Ghana reporter killed in cocoa region
By  • 18 September 2015
A radio reporter has been shot dead in Ghana by unidentified assailants as he was traveling in a rural area of western Ghana. George Abanga, 35, a journalist for Success FM based in the town…
Vice News thrives with young audience, controversy
By  • 25 September 2014
From North Korea to the Islamic State, Vice's international reporting attracts both audience and critics. Six days after Brooklyn-based Vice News released a five-part documentary on the group known as the Islamic State in the…
'Big Men' shows Nigerian shadow over Ghana's oil
By  • 12 August 2014
Oil discoveries should bring prosperity. Yet new producer Ghana is haunted by the oil-fueled problems of nearby Nigeria. When the American oil company Kosmos Energy came to Ghana for the first time in 2005, no…
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