Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Fighting news illiteracy
By  • 1 August 2019
Everybody with a cell phone is a publisher these days. Maybe it's time we learn to be reporters. The downside of the internet is that it has given propagandists and peddlers of disinformation easy access…
The U.S. journalist anchoring China's news
By  • 30 May 2019
The success of CNN spawned many 24-hour news networks - many started by governments hoping to shape global public opinion to their advantage. That group includes China's state-owned English-language CGTN, which broadcasts to 30 million…
Europe confronts Russian hacking
By  • 2 November 2017
There has been broad fallout from Russian efforts to hack the 2016 U.S. election, including sanctions, worsening relations between the two countries and a continued cloud over Donald Trump's presidency. But in Europe such attacks are…
Estonia a test case for Russian hacking threat
By  • 2 November 2017
Estonia e-voting grows despite tampering concerns Tiny Estonia might seem an unlikely place to see the future of technology.  [caption id="attachment_8701" align="alignright" width="315"] (Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Norman Einstein)[/caption] With just 1.3 million people, the country has fewer…
Vietnamese blogger sentenced to four years in prison
By  • 5 April 2016
A Vietnamese blogger has been sentenced to four years in prison for writing critically about the Vietnamese government. The People's Court of Ho Chi Minh City sentenced blogger Nguyen Ngoc Gia, also known as Nguyen…
Russia's information war
By  • 10 March 2016
Russia is no stranger to conflicts, but under Vladimir Putin its most enduring one may be the war over news and information. Over the past decade the Kremlin has virtually eliminated independent television broadcasters and…
Project Exile: The North Korean propagandist who fled
By  • 27 October 2015
"If North Korea has a nuclear weapon, South Korea has the truth." At one time, Jang Jin-sung was one of the few people in North Korea with a view of the outside world. As a…
Ukraine reporting draws criticism
By  • 2 March 2015
Russian, Ukrainian and Western media have all taken heat for reporting By Demetria Walls As Russian-backed rebels have advanced across eastern Ukraine, they’ve had a key ally who hasn’t fired a single-shot: Russian media. In…
Ukraine divided
By  • 26 February 2015
The advance of pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine makes it more apparent than ever that the country is splitting up. With more than 5,000 people dead in the war, is there hope that a ceasefire…
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