Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
The 'Red Market' in human organs
By  • 26 April 2018
The imbalance between the supply of organs for transplant and the demand for them can be staggering. There are about 75,000 people active on the U.S. waiting list for kidneys, livers and other transplantable organs.…
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'Red Market' investigator sees growth in organ trade
By  • 26 April 2018
"It is almost dumbfounding how many ways we can sell the body." From grave robbers who sell human skeletons to impoverished villages where dozens of women sell their kidneys to help support their families,  journalist…
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To compete, Pakistani squash pro disguised herself as a boy
By  • 8 February 2018
"You don’t see girls playing sports. I was the only one amongst 300 to 400 boys." When Maria Toorpakai began her athletics career, she used not only a different name – but a different gender. …
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Debating overpopulation
By  • 25 January 2018
Overpopulation has been debated since British economist Thomas Malthus famously warned in 1798 that humans could reproduce far faster than they could increase their food supply. But since Malthus's time, world population has grown from…
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Project Exile: Sri Lanka editor fled after attempt on life
By  • 19 January 2018
“I have no wish to return since the individuals who I believe to be responsible are still in positions of power…” [caption id="attachment_8973" align="alignleft" width="193"] Upali Tennakoon (courtesy)[/caption] When former editor Upali Tennakoon speculates about…
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India's missing girls
By  • 18 January 2018
In the next decade, India may pass China to become the world’s most populous country. But there’s something odd about India’s population. The country has tens of millions fewer women and girls than you’d expect.…
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Art, feminism collide in 'gendercide' exhibit
By  • 18 January 2018
To help explain why her organization spent six years gathering more than 10,000 custom pairs of baby booties from more than 500 seamstresses in Kyrgyzstan, Rwanda and 28 other developing countries,  Beverly Hill has a story.  [caption id="attachment_8946" align="alignleft" width="150"] Beverly…
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Project Exile: Corruption report sends Maldives' journalist into flight
By  • 9 January 2018
"If I were to go back and continue doing the same job, it’s just a matter of time before I’m picked up again." For many tourists, the Maldives is a resort destination with straw-thatched luxury…
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India's air pollution crisis
By  • 7 December 2017
Recently an international cricket match in the Indian city of Delhi had to be temporarily halted in the middle of the game for an unusual reason. The cause: air pollution levels so high that a top player…
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Photographer spotlights India's air pollution
By  • 7 December 2017
"We all breathe the same air." Melanie Dornier was once a social worker in the United Kingdom and her native France, where she did work like helping refugees navigate the job search process. Then an…
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