Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
New EU leader faces tests on Russia, Ukraine
By  • 29 December 2014
Former Polish leader known for tough stance on Russian threats A bit of a fresh air could be felt in Brussels one recent work day when the most important man in the European Union was…
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Project Exile: Ukrainian flees amidst fighting
By  • 30 September 2014
"The fighters play with the city like it is a game of Battleship." After the home of one of their colleagues was shot-up with machine-gun fire, Ukrainian journalists Olena Kolgusheva and Yaroslav Kolgushev realized it…
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Ukraine raids Kiev newspaper office
By  • 15 September 2014
Ukrainian security officials raided the offices of a pro-Russian newspaper in the capital Kiev Sept. 11 in a move condemned by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. Security officials raided the office of…
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Russian probe confirms photographer's death in Ukraine
By  • 8 September 2014
A Russian investigation has confirmed the death of a photographer for a Russian state-owned news service who went missing in Ukraine Aug. 5. DNA testing of human remains confirmed the death of Andrei Stenin of…
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Journalists probing Russian troop deaths threatened
By  • 1 September 2014
Russian journalists have told international news outlets that they were attacked while investigating the secret burials of Russian paratroopers killed in the conflict in Ukraine. Vladimir Romensky, of the independent Russian television station Dozhd, and…
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Ukraine strikes censorship from sanctions law
By  • 17 August 2014
Ukraine's parliament has removed provisions from a new law that would have allowed the government to censor media it deemed a national security threat. The articles allowing censorship had been included in a draft of…
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Three journalists detained by Ukrainian rebels
By  • 13 June 2014
Three Ukrainian journalists were detained by pro-Russian rebels in the eastern city of Donetsk in an effort to persuade them to report on the insurgency more favorably. A group of armed men deteined Alexander Bryzh,…
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Gas politics in Eastern Europe
By  • 11 May 2014
Note: this episode aired on 1 May 2014 and 31 July 2014. This week, we're looking at the increasingly complex state of energy politics in Eastern Europe. Conflicts between Russia, which supplies much of the…
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Russian bill would increase government Internet control
By  • 23 April 2014
In a slate of bills intended to reinforce antiterrorism legislation, the Russian parliament held a second reading of statutes that would tighten state control of media. Reporters Without Borders reported the latest version of a telecommunications…
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Beyond Ukraine: U.S. and Russia joust for influence in Egypt
By  • 6 March 2014
The Ukraine is hardly the only place where Russia and the U.S. are jousting for influence these days. Though it may lack the intensity of the current stare down over Crimea, Moscow and Washington are…
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