Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Impunity in Myanmar
By  • 4 October 2018
Just over a year ago Myanmar security forces were wrapping up a massive offensive against the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority. In a matter of weeks, more than 720,000 Rohingya were forced to flee to neighboring…
Justice for Myanmar's Rohingya still elusive, reporter says
By , • 4 October 2018
"They want justice, and that has never been provided for them." The wholesale flight of much of Myanmar's Rohingya minority since last year has triggered one of the largest refugee crises in Asia in decades.…
Climate change in South Asia
By  • 17 May 2018
Climate change is already having big effects on southern Asia. Deadly heat waves like one that killed 3,500 people in India and Pakistan in 2015 are becoming more frequent. The summer monsoon rains are changing,…
'Red Sand' project spotlights trafficking
By  • 10 April 2018
"We can’t merely walk over the most marginalized people in our communities — those who fall through the metaphoric cracks." From forced marriage in Afghanistan to unpaid laborers in southeast Asia's fishing industry, the U.N.'s…
Rohingya share tales of repression
Burning villages. Dead bodies. Overcrowded boats full of desperate Rohingya refugees looking for a haven.  Such is the legacy of the Myanmar government's offensive against its Muslim-minority Rohingya people in the country's Rakhine state. At…
Rohingya crisis in Myanmar after attacks
By  • 6 October 2017
Just two years ago, once-isolated Myanmar seemed firmly on a new course. Longtime opposition [caption id="attachment_5994" align="alignright" width="300"] Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel laureate and Myanmar state counselor (AP Photo/Mark Baker)[/caption] leader and Nobel laureate…
Shining a light on Rohingya refugees
By  • 3 March 2017
"It is probably the worst kind of habitat a human can live in." When she was 11, Hasina Begum was shot in the back. She had found herself in the crossfire between Rohingya protesters and…
Myanmar's Rohingya face 'ethnic cleansing'
By  • 3 March 2017
Tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar in recent months amidst a campaign by the South Asian nation's military against the religious minority. Refugees have told rights groups and U.N. investigators of burned…
The business of poaching
By  • 9 February 2017
Might your children or grandchildren someday live in a world without rhinoceroses or African elephants? The chances of that are probably higher than you might guess. There are just 350,000 elephants remaining on African savannas,…
Obama's embrace of Asian autocrats draws criticism
By  • 7 October 2016
"Officials are always going to be worried that if they push countries away [they] will turn closer to China." As President Barack Obama tried to pivot U.S. foreign policy from the Middle East to Asia…
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