Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Nigerian journalist who met escaped girls speaks out
By  • 22 December 2014
When I arrived they were like “Oh finally, someone came instead of covering the story from miles away.” [caption id="attachment_4333" align="alignleft" width="200"] Chika Oduah (Courtesy photo)[/caption] After the Islamic militant group Boko Haram abducted nearly…
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No longer trending, Nigerian girls still missing
By  • 11 December 2014
#BringBackOurGirls shows the limits of social media In the history of social media, there are few campaigns that have attracted as much attention as the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls. The effort to aid 270 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped…
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What happened to #BringBackOurGirls?
By  • 11 December 2014
This episode of Global Journalist is audio only. Remember the social media campaign #BringBackOurGirls? It was meant to draw attention to the kidnapping of 276 Nigerian girls, who were taken from their school in April…
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'Big Men' shows Nigerian shadow over Ghana's oil
By  • 12 August 2014
Oil discoveries should bring prosperity. Yet new producer Ghana is haunted by the oil-fueled problems of nearby Nigeria. When the American oil company Kosmos Energy came to Ghana for the first time in 2005, no…
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Nigerian army targets media after Boko Haram attacks
By  • 10 June 2014
Nigerian soldiers interfered with the distribution of several of the country’s major newspapers June 6 amid criticism over the military’s failure to free nearly 300 schoolgirls captured by Islamist militant group Boko Haram. The newspapers…
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