Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Catching up with: Yariel Valdés González
By  • 19 December 2020
Editor's note: Last year, Global Journalist talked to two journalists who had been detained for long periods of time despite entering the U.S. legally with asylum claims that were recognized as legitimate by the U.S.…
South Africa's xenophobia problem
By  • 26 September 2019
South Africa's wealth and stability has drawn millions of migrants from elsewhere in Africa. Yet migration has tested the Rainbow Nation's unity and values. In recent weeks the country has been the scene of deadly…
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.…
Project Exile: Threatened in Mexico, Facing Deportation in U.S.
By  • 12 April 2019
Mexican soldiers sent a reporter a warning. Now the U.S. wants to send him back. On a sunny day in June 2008 in the small city of Ascensión in northern Mexico, journalist Emilio Gutiérrez got…
Denmark's island banishment for migrants faces pushback
By  • 27 March 2019
With a generous welfare state, a population wealthier than France's and high international rankings on issues like education and gender equity,  Denmark has long enjoyed a reputation as a progressive Scandinavian haven.  Yet since the…
Australia's refugee 'islands of despair'
By  • 21 March 2019
Australia's continued detention of about 1,000 refugees and asylum-seekers on two remote Pacific islands has garnered international criticism as details emerge of alarming rates of attempted suicide and poor medical care. Yet many Australians see…
Populist rise forces rights activist to change views
By  • 29 September 2018
"I began to worry that we are just preaching to ourselves."  For human rights advocates in Europe, there's been much to lament in the continent's handling of migrants. In Italy, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has…
Europe's border pushback
By  • 27 September 2018
Agreements with countries like Turkey, Sudan and Libya have helped the European Union dramatically cut the flow of migrants to the continent. But some of these partnerships have generated controversy amid concerns that the Libyan…
Poland gay rights group sees rising hate
By  • 24 September 2018
"It’s hard to work in an environment where you see the basis of democracy deteriorating." Earlier this year, gay rights activists unveiled a large holographic rainbow in a square in downtown Warsaw just before the…
Nicaragua's standoff
By  • 3 August 2018
The situation in Nicaragua has taken a dark turn in recent months. President Daniel Ortega's growing authoritarian streak has led to months of protests against his rule - and a violent response from pro-government militias.…
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