Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Covering Hong Kong's unrest [program]
By  • 12 December 2019
Hong Kong’s six-month old protest movement has been one of the biggest international stories of 2019. What began in June as a protest against a bill that would allow for the extradition of criminal suspects…
Bolivia, Ecuador protests challenge media
By  • 7 November 2019
From Chile to Haiti, massive anti-government protests have spiraled across Latin America in recent weeks. On this edition of Global Journalist, a look at what's fueling discontent in Bolivia and Ecuador - and how the…
Ethiopia's state of emergency
By  • 3 November 2016
Until recently, Ethiopia has been hailed as an African success story. After a decade of strong economic growth, the country has begun to shed its image as a famine-struck wasteland. But repression by Ethiopia’s authoritarian…
Venezuela's descent
By  • 15 September 2016
When you think of humanitarian crises, they’re usually caused by war or some natural disaster like a drought or earthquake. But in Venezuela today millions of people face shortages of food and medicines for a…
Disappeared students ignite Mexican discontent
By  • 4 December 2014
The apparent killings of 43 teaching students has proved a tipping point for Mexico's public. Government corruption is nothing new in Mexico. But the wave of recent protests in response to the disappearance of 43…
Mexico protest leaves 14 journalists injured
By  • 1 December 2014
As many as 14 journalists were injured during a recent protest in Mexico City over the government's handling of the disappearance of 43 student teachers in southwestern Mexico. Some of those injured Nov. 20 were…
Freelance journalist arrested in Ferguson protests
By  • 7 October 2014
Police in Ferguson, Mo. arrested a freelance journalist reporting for CNN Oct. 2 amid continuing protests in the city over the police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old. Moore was arrested along with members…
Hong Kong on the brink
By  • 3 October 2014
Beijing’s effort to control the 2017 ballot has exposed deep-seated dissatisfaction. Tension is mounting in Hong Kong, where the massive student-led democracy protests known as the “umbrella revolution” that have paralyzed its central business district…
Venezuela's press under fire
By  • 6 August 2014
Facing anti-government protests, President Nicolás Maduro’s government cracks down on the press. June 27 was Venezuela’s“Day of the Journalist.” This year, however, many journalists found little to celebrate. Press freedom violations including assaults, intimidation and…
Yemen raids two media outlets owned by ex-president
By  • 17 June 2014
Yemeni security forces raided a television station and a newspaper owned by the country’s former president amidst unrest following water, electric and utility shortages in the capital Sana’a. Yemen Al-Youm TV and Yemen Al-Youm newspaper…
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