Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Venezuela's embattled news media [program]
By  • 20 December 2019
Venezuela's news media has been squeezed by President Nicolás Maduro's authoritarianism and the country's ongoing economic crisis. But Venezuela is not Cuba or North Korea. There are still a number of independent and critical journalists…
Covering Hong Kong's unrest [program]
By  • 12 December 2019
Hong Kong’s six-month old protest movement has been one of the biggest international stories of 2019. What began in June as a protest against a bill that would allow for the extradition of criminal suspects…
West Africa Islamic schools test traditions and children's rights
By  • 15 November 2019
A reporter found the parents of child beggars didn't always want them "rescued" It's a common site in cities and towns across much of West Africa: groups of boys in ragged clothes carrying begging bowls in…
Bolivia, Ecuador protests challenge media
By  • 7 November 2019
From Chile to Haiti, massive anti-government protests have spiraled across Latin America in recent weeks. On this edition of Global Journalist, a look at what's fueling discontent in Bolivia and Ecuador - and how the…
The information siege of Kashmir
By  • 24 October 2019
For more than two months, the Indian government has managed to largely cut off the 8 million people of Jammu and Kashmir from the outside world. Phone and internet links were cut and the local…
Kashmir photos document lives shaped by conflict
By  • 24 October 2019
"You mute the colors to keep the emotions there, because that is what matters most in a place like Kashmir." Mumbai-based photographer Avani Rai first traveled to the Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir five years ago.…
China's surveillance state
By  • 19 September 2019
China has a long history of conducting surveillance on its population. Yet technology is now allowing the government to keep tabs on its people in ways that are perhaps unparalleled in human history. In particular,…
Journalists seeking asylum face U.S. detention
By  • 12 September 2019
Among those affected by the Trump administration's restrictions on immigration are foreign journalists who have had to flee their home countries because of their work. Like other migrants, these journalists who come to the U.S.…
'Period poverty' activists tackle menstrual taboos [rebroadcast]
By  • 6 September 2019
At this year’s Academy Awards a film called “Period. End of Sentence” won the Oscar for best short documentary. The movie focused on the subject of menstruation taboos in India and the story of a…
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…
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