Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
'Midnight Traveler' shows tenuous lives of refugees [rebroadcast]
By  • 26 December 2019
After being threatened by the Taliban, filmmaker Hassan Fazili was forced to flee Afghanistan. Like thousands of others, he and his family set out for Europe seeking safety and a stable life. What follows is…
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South Africa's xenophobia problem
By  • 26 September 2019
South Africa's wealth and stability has drawn millions of migrants from elsewhere in Africa. Yet migration has tested the Rainbow Nation's unity and values. In recent weeks the country has been the scene of deadly…
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Denmark's island banishment for migrants faces pushback
By  • 27 March 2019
With a generous welfare state, a population wealthier than France's and high international rankings on issues like education and gender equity,  Denmark has long enjoyed a reputation as a progressive Scandinavian haven.  Yet since the…
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Australia's refugee 'islands of despair'
By  • 21 March 2019
Australia's continued detention of about 1,000 refugees and asylum-seekers on two remote Pacific islands has garnered international criticism as details emerge of alarming rates of attempted suicide and poor medical care. Yet many Australians see…
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Ukraine's displaced struggle amid forgotten war
By  • 4 January 2019
Though it's receded from the headlines, the war in Ukraine grinds on nearly five years after it began. Among the hardest hit are the estimated 1.5 million people internally displaced by fighting between Ukrainian troops…
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Impunity in Myanmar
By  • 4 October 2018
Just over a year ago Myanmar security forces were wrapping up a massive offensive against the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority. In a matter of weeks, more than 720,000 Rohingya were forced to flee to neighboring…
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Justice for Myanmar's Rohingya still elusive, reporter says
By , • 4 October 2018
"They want justice, and that has never been provided for them." The wholesale flight of much of Myanmar's Rohingya minority since last year has triggered one of the largest refugee crises in Asia in decades.…
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Europe's border pushback
By  • 27 September 2018
Agreements with countries like Turkey, Sudan and Libya have helped the European Union dramatically cut the flow of migrants to the continent. But some of these partnerships have generated controversy amid concerns that the Libyan…
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Nicaragua's standoff
By  • 3 August 2018
The situation in Nicaragua has taken a dark turn in recent months. President Daniel Ortega's growing authoritarian streak has led to months of protests against his rule - and a violent response from pro-government militias.…
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South Sudan's standoff
By  • 7 June 2018
When South Sudan became a country in 2011, there was a lot of optimism in a nation where people had endured decades of conflict to win independence from Sudan. But within three years, the country…
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