Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Project Exile: Azeri journalist fled after warning
By  • 29 January 2017
"I was frozen and I didn’t know what to do. I only know that my legs moved to the border." Gulnur Kazimova was at a relative's birthday party with her five-year-old son when the warning came. …
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Uzbekistan after Karimov
By  • 22 October 2016
Repression is legacy of 25-year rule In a country with no independent media, the airwaves are dominated by upbeat government propaganda. So when Uzbekistan's state media announced the former Soviet republic's first and only president…
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Spanish correspondent survived wars, ISIL captivity
By  • 2 August 2016
Marc Marginedas has covered some of the world's most brutal conflicts, and has the psychological scars to prove it. The first thing to know about Marc Marginedas is that he has gone on living. The…
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Journalist critical of Kremlin dies in Ukraine bombing
By  • 25 July 2016
A prominent journalist and critic of the Russian and Belarusian governments has been killed in a car-bombing in the Ukrainian capital Kiev, a year after he reported being threatened during a visit to Moscow. Pavel…
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Project Exile: Donkey video leads to exile from Azerbaijan
By  • 11 July 2016
"The legal system is not working. Or it is working but as a toy of the government." Emin Milli once planned to become a lawyer in his native Azerbaijan. "Very fast I realized that I…
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Azerbaijan's war on independent media
By  • 1 July 2016
Under President Ilham Aliyev, the economy of Azerbaijan has expanded spectacularly. An oil boom has fueled a 10 fold increase in the size of its economy since he took power in 2003. But under Aliyev,…
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For Russia, World Cup poses myriad challenges
By , • 2 June 2016
Ukraine, security and corruption complicate 2018 tournament With the world’s attention set to shift to crisis-riddled Brazil for the 2016 Summer Olympics, one government in particular is likely watching how Brazil juggles the world’s spotlight…
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Pakistan, Ukraine media share growing pains
By  • 26 May 2016
At first glance, media in Pakistan and the Ukraine have little in common. But in both the South Asian nation and the former Soviet republic, independent private news outlets are relatively new and face a…
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Fall of Lenin statue highlights Ukraine tensions
By  • 20 May 2016
Soviet symbols still elicit division in Ukraine Upon arrival in the gray, industrial city of Zaporizhia in March, rumors were swirling: Ukraine’s largest remaining statue of Vladimir Lenin was slated to fall. At the time, the…
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Hungarian journalists build new site after controversy
By  • 11 May 2016
Mass resignations from one of Hungary's top news sites led to the creation of a new investigative outlet In 2014, Hungarian investigative journalist András Pethő wrote an exposé about a series of expensive overseas business trips…
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