Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Influencer boom draws scrutiny
By  • 6 December 2019
Social media influencers have enjoyed rapid growth in recent years. From an industry that was virtually non-existent a decade ago, companies are projected to pay individuals $10 billion globally in 2020 to laud their products…
Island nations confront climate change
By  • 1 November 2018
About halfway between Hawaii and Australia is the Pacific Island nation of Kiribati. In tourism photos, the place looks like a tropical paradise. But the country of about 100,000 people is facing a critical threat…
In Solomons, photographer captures disappearing islands
By  • 1 November 2018
"If the community has to leave the island…they are going to lose their culture.” Few places on earth are as vulnerable to climate change as Ontong Java in the Solomon Islands. [caption id="attachment_9715" align="alignright" width="339"]…
Papua New Guinea struggles after quake [program]
By  • 3 May 2018
Two months after a major earthquake devastated parts of Papua New Guinea's highlands, one of the world's most remote and diverse nations is still struggling to cope. The quake left more than a half million…
Aboriginal Australia in flux in 'Another Country'
By  • 14 July 2016
  Australia's aboriginal people have struggled to preserve their own culture and identity while adapting to the changes wrought by the modern world. It's this struggle that is the subject of "Another Country," a documentary…
Disappearing languages get lifeline from technology
By  • 12 January 2015
Once seen as a threat, the Internet is now an aid for endangered tongues The spread of the Internet has accelerated the global use of English. And the march of English has come as UNESCO…
'Climate refugees' spark hot debate
By  • 11 September 2014
Status of those forced from home by changing climate unclear Faced with deportation from New Zealand in 2012, a family of four from the Pacific island nation of Tuvalu offered a novel argument as to…
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