Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Congo's retreat from democracy
By  • 31 August 2017
After more than 16 years in power, the Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila was to step down after his term expired in December. Instead his government has repeatedly postponed elections, spurring violence across…
READ MORE
Gay rights in Russia
By  • 24 August 2017
Over the past year, authorities in the Russian republic of Chechnya have reportedly arrested dozens of gay men, in some cases imprisoning them for weeks and torturing them with electric shocks. Combined with a 2013…
READ MORE
Turkey's dying democracy
By  • 9 June 2017
Fifteen years ago, Turkey was the great democratic beacon of the Islamic world. Back then Turkey’s current President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was viewed as a moderate Islamist and modernizer. How times have changed. In recent…
READ MORE
The killer robot debate
By  • 11 May 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. In military jargon, these…
READ MORE
Famine stalks South Sudan, Somalia
By  • 23 March 2017
The United Nations says that the world is facing the worst food crisis since World War II. Two of the hardest hit countries are in East Africa. In South Sudan, the UN has made its…
READ MORE
Correa critic barred entry to Ecuador
By  • 17 March 2017
"There has to be an end to an era of silencing people and impeding them from going to the streets to discuss the problems with the government." Manuela Picq was detained in Ecuador's Ministry of Interior…
READ MORE
Amazonia's last uncontacted tribes
By  • 26 January 2017
They survive by hunting and gathering in the forest or by cultivating gardens with handmade tools. In some cases, they don't wear clothing and speak languages that aren't understood by almost anyone else on Earth.…
READ MORE
Saudi executions rise despite criticism [program]
By  • 8 December 2016
Even as the number of executions is set to hit a 25 year-low in the U.S., the use of the death penalty is on the rise globally. One country that is leading the rise is…
READ MORE
Amazonia's last uncontacted tribes
By  • 25 November 2016
They survive by hunting and gathering in the forest or by cultivating gardens with handmade tools. In some cases, they don't wear clothing and speak languages that aren't understood by almost anyone else on Earth.…
READ MORE
Ethiopia's state of emergency
By  • 3 November 2016
Until recently, Ethiopia has been hailed as an African success story. After a decade of strong economic growth, the country has begun to shed its image as a famine-struck wasteland. But repression by Ethiopia’s authoritarian…
READ MORE
Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism.
magnifiercross linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram