Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Russia releases Crimea reporter charged with 'extremism'
By  • 26 April 2016
Police in Crimea have released a reporter for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) after detaining him as part of an investigation into the U.S.-sponsored news service in the peninsula annexed by Russia from Ukraine in…
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Bosnia's European lifeline
By  • 22 April 2016
A serious effort by Brussels could help reform Bosnia's troubled politics, argues Columbia's Tanya Domi Bosnia-Herzegovina is among the poorest and most corrupt corners of Europe. The country made significant progress in rebuilding in the…
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Project Exile: Russian journalist flees Chechen threats
By  • 4 April 2016
"I was called an enemy of Islam, an enemy of Kadyrov. They promised to find me and kill me." Working for the liberal media in Russia, Karina Orlova, 30, was used to receiving criticism from…
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Journalists and activists attacked in southern Russia
By  • 17 March 2016
A group of masked men has attacked six journalists and two activists traveling in Russia's Caucasus region, beating them with wooden sticks, setting fire to their vehicle and stealing equipment. The March 9 attack came…
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Russia's infowars strategy
By  • 10 March 2016
The U.S. is a "colonial" power seeking to dominate Ukraine. A Dutch investigation of the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine is "biased, low-quality, full of omissions." Al-Qaida is a "cat's paw"…
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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…
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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…
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Poland expels Russian journalist for 'security' threat
By  • 15 December 2015
A Russian journalist has been forced to leave Poland after Polish authorities accused him of posing an unspecified threat to national security. Leonid Sviridov has worked as a journalist in Poland for more than 15 years…
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Six journalists removed from Ukraine's banned list
By  • 23 September 2015
Ukrainian authorities have removed six European journalists from a list of people banned from entering the country. The journalists were taken off the list a day after Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree Sept. 16…
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Halting the spread of the bomb
By  • 13 August 2015
For more than 20 months, the world watched as the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany hammered out a deal with Iran regarding its nuclear program. The deal limits Iran’s capabilities…
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