Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Arab women's rights
By  • 12 July 2018
In late June, the first Saudi women to legally drive a car in the kingdom started their engines and took off down the road. The lifting of Saudi Arabia’s ban on female drivers was a…
For Israel, mixed legacy from Six-Day War victory
By  • 29 June 2017
Fifty years ago this week, Israelis were riding high. In just six days, the Jewish state’s army had won a stunning victory over the combined militaries of Egypt, Syria and Jordan. Israel more than tripled…
Palestinian media face multiple threats
By  • 19 May 2016
It’s said that truth is often the first casualty in war. And for media in the Palestinian territories–where conflict has been the norm for more than six decades– giving the public an accurate picture of…
Israel places Palestinian journalist in 'administrative detention'
By  • 3 May 2016
An Israeli military court has ordered a Palestinian journalist be held without trial for up to four months on suspicion of illegal activity as part a Palestinian Liberation Organization faction. Omar Nazzal, a member of…
War crimes court faces questions over bias, efficiency [program]
By  • 29 January 2016
After wars in the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda killed nearly a million civilians, 120 nations came together to create what we know as the International Criminal Court. The goal: to prosecute those responsible for future…
Project Exile: Escaping Syrian torture in France
By  • 23 November 2015
"If you have your camera hanging on your neck, or in your bag, it's like carrying a gun." When the Arab Spring erupted in Syria in July 2011, Syrians, like other people across the Middle…
Jordan releases TV anchor arrested for Facebook posts
By  • 10 November 2015
A Jordanian TV anchor arrested over a Facebook post has been released from jail after a week behind bars. Tareq Abu al-Ragheb, who works for Al-Haqiqah International, a privately-owned satellite channel, was arrested Nov. 3 and detained…
Israel's hawkish new normal
By  • 19 May 2015
Israel's right capitalizes on shifting views of electorate The surprisingly strong showing for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud and other right-of-center parties in Israel during elections this year raised the question: has Israel’s electorate fundamentally shifted…
Has Israel moved right?
By  • 14 May 2015
In the wake of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu surprisingly wide election victory, Global Journalist examines whether Israel's politics have fundamentally shifted to the right on everything from security to the possibility of a Palestinian state.…
Conflict between Israel, Hamas intensifies
By  • 17 July 2014
For the third time in six years, major fighting has broken out between Israel and Hamas. Last month, three Israeli teens were abducted and killed in the West Bank, an attack Israel blamed on Hamas.…
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