Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Overtourism on the rise
By  • 1 November 2019
Global tourism is a booming industry. But in a growing number of places around the world, the surge in tourism is too much of a good thing. Venice, Italy has been depopulated as year-round residents…
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.…
Local news in global decline
By  • 6 June 2019
All around the world, the local news organizations that report on municipal and regional governments are in decline.  In the first installment of a special series with the Index on Censorship magazine, a look at…
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…
Press freedom in Macedonia and Mexico
By  • 19 July 2018
On this edition, part two of our look at press freedom and how journalists do their jobs in countries where just reporting the news can be a big challenge. For this, we'll talk to a…
Project Exile: After cartel kidnapping, Mexican cameraman fled to U.S.
By  • 9 February 2018
“What I prayed for was that if they killed me, they would leave my body in sight…That way I would not be a ‘desaparecido.’” The men from the Sinaloa cartel had made a mistake, and…
Latin American environmentalists under attack
By  • 9 March 2017
Earlier this year, a 51-year-old Mexican man named Isidro Baldenegro López was shot to death in Mexico’s Chihuahua state. Mr. López was a well-known environmental activist and advocate for the indigenous Tarahumara people. For years…
Trump's policies viewed warily overseas
By  • 5 August 2016
Republican nominee Donald Trump has commanded blanket media coverage since his run for U.S. president took off last year. But it's not just Americans who have been glued to their screens when Trump's face appears. Government…
Mexican reporter slain outside his home
By  • 3 May 2016
A Mexican journalist was shot and killed outside his home early April 25 in Mexico's southwestern Guerrero state. Francisco Pacheco Beltrán was returning to his home in the city of Taxco after taking his daughter…
Project Exile: Corruption coverage causes Mexican reporter's flight
By  • 8 April 2016
"Never did I imagine that all the darkness in my life would transform into light." Héctor Salazar had worked in various Mexican government communications jobs for years before he decided to follow his heart into…
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