Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Finding Syria's disappeared
By  • 9 November 2017
Since the start of the Syrian war, a remarkable 100,000 people have gone missing - a distinct figure from the estimated 400,000 confirmed killed. Of the missing, some may be alive and held secretly in…
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Syrian survivor aids case against Assad
By  • 9 November 2017
Assad's government seeks to 'wipe memories' of those who survive Syria's secret prisons Since the start of protests against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during the 2011 Arab Spring, Assad's regime has detained thousands of protesters, opposition…
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Kenya tensions spike amid electoral dispute
By  • 13 October 2017
A decade ago a disputed presidential election in Kenya led to violence that left more than 1,400 people dead and forced 600,000 from their homes. Now political tensions are again running high after another disputed…
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Rohingya share tales of repression
Burning villages. Dead bodies. Overcrowded boats full of desperate Rohingya refugees looking for a haven.  Such is the legacy of the Myanmar government's offensive against its Muslim-minority Rohingya people in the country's Rakhine state. At…
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Rohingya crisis in Myanmar after attacks
By  • 6 October 2017
Just two years ago, once-isolated Myanmar seemed firmly on a new course. Longtime opposition [caption id="attachment_5994" align="alignright" width="300"] Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel laureate and Myanmar state counselor (AP Photo/Mark Baker)[/caption] leader and Nobel laureate…
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Yemen activist Thabet haunted by war's victims
By  • 29 September 2017
"I made a promise to a child that I would save him and I couldn't." The war in Yemen that Fadia Thabet left behind isn't getting better. Civilians, including children, are still routinely killed or…
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Yemen crisis fueled by war, outsiders
By  • 21 September 2017
The Yemen crisis has garnered many superlatives since it began in force in March 2015. The civil war has generated the world's most dire humanitarian crisis, in addition to the largest cholera outbreak in a single year ever…
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Rescue workers ready for next migrant tide in the Aegean
By  • 14 September 2017
"It’s these moments that remind us that every life counts." In 2015, more than a million migrants from countries like Syria, Afghanistan and Eritrea tried to cross the Mediterranean to reach safety and a better…
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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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Robots: Should they be allowed to kill?
By  • 7 September 2017
Advances in technology have transformed modern armies. But as robotics and artificial intelligence progress, so do the chances that militaries will be able to develop 'killer robots' to fight future wars. Known in military jargon…
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