Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Payola and the press
By  • 9 May 2019
It’s sometimes called “brown envelope” journalism. This is the practice of journalists taking money or gifts from companies, politicians, or even international charities to give them favorable coverage. Today it’s particularly a problem in developing…
Liberia after Ebola
By  • 10 January 2017
A year ago the World Health Organization declared the Ebola epidemic in Liberia over. But though the immediate crisis may have passed, Liberia still faces huge challenges in recovering.   Two devastating civil wars in…
Project Exile: Threats send Liberian journalist into hiding
By  • 1 December 2014
"They went for my daughter," says Azango. "She was 9-years-old by then." As secret societies go, Liberia's Sande society has a most painful and dangerous initiation ritual: female genital mutilation (FGM). That practice was thrust…
Surviving Ebola
By  • 2 October 2014
“I was depressed to the point that I actually wanted to die because of what I was going through.” The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has already taken more than 3,000 lives. There is no…
Guinea arrests 27 for slaying Ebola health workers, journalists
By  • 24 September 2014
Police in Guinea have arrested 27 people for the killing of a group of Ebola health education workers and journalists, news outlets including Agence France-Presse reported. Molou Chérif, and Sidiki Sidibé of a community radio…
Photo essay: Capturing the Ebola outbreak
By  • 18 September 2014
Warning: This photo essay contains graphic images that may be disturbing to some viewers. Ahmed Jallanzo spent 16 years in the Liberian capital of Monrovia working as a street photographer before he became a photojournalist in…
Burial rites hinder anti-Ebola effort
By  • 18 September 2014
In the fight against Ebola, the death of a victim is only the beginning. The current outbreak of the disease has killed at least 2,461 people in West Africa—and it is the bodies of the…
Education best hope against Ebola
By  • 29 May 2014
With no vaccine or effective treatments, teaching people to avoid infection is key. This spring, Craig Manning of the Centers for Disease Control was in the West African country of Guinea, responding to the country’s…
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