Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Netanyahu's last stand
By  • 14 March 2019
Later this year, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to become Israel's longest-serving prime minister in its 71-year existence. To reach that mark, both he and his right-wing Likud party will need a strong…
Brazil's 'Trump of the Tropics'
By  • 7 February 2019
He's called black activists "animals," said he'd rather that his son die than bring home a male lover and told one political opponent he would never rape her because she was "too ugly." Jair Bolsonaro…
Arab women's rights
By  • 12 July 2018
In late June, the first Saudi women to legally drive a car in the kingdom started their engines and took off down the road. The lifting of Saudi Arabia’s ban on female drivers was a…
Egypt's staged election
By  • 8 March 2018
Egypt will hold a presidential election at the end of this month. But there’s little drama about who will actually win. President Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi, who led a 2013 coup against the country’s first democratically elected…
After ISIS, the Kurdish question
By  • 15 February 2018
The Kurds have played a key role in the Syrian war. With U.S. military aid, a Kurdish militia called the YPG has done a large share of the ground fighting that has led to the…
For Israel, mixed legacy from Six-Day War victory
By  • 29 June 2017
Fifty years ago this week, Israelis were riding high. In just six days, the Jewish state’s army had won a stunning victory over the combined militaries of Egypt, Syria and Jordan. Israel more than tripled…
Palestinian media face multiple threats
By  • 19 May 2016
It’s said that truth is often the first casualty in war. And for media in the Palestinian territories–where conflict has been the norm for more than six decades– giving the public an accurate picture of…
Israel places Palestinian journalist in 'administrative detention'
By  • 3 May 2016
An Israeli military court has ordered a Palestinian journalist be held without trial for up to four months on suspicion of illegal activity as part a Palestinian Liberation Organization faction. Omar Nazzal, a member of…
War crimes court faces questions over bias, efficiency [program]
By  • 29 January 2016
After wars in the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda killed nearly a million civilians, 120 nations came together to create what we know as the International Criminal Court. The goal: to prosecute those responsible for future…
Jordan releases TV anchor arrested for Facebook posts
By  • 10 November 2015
A Jordanian TV anchor arrested over a Facebook post has been released from jail after a week behind bars. Tareq Abu al-Ragheb, who works for Al-Haqiqah International, a privately-owned satellite channel, was arrested Nov. 3 and detained…
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