Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Gender quotas on the march
By  • 18 October 2018
Christine Blasey Ford was 100 percent certain Judge Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school. Kavanaugh was 100 percent certain he didn’t. But one figure that jumped out of Kavanaugh's recent U.S. Supreme Court…
Orphanage 'tourism' draws scrutiny
By  • 5 April 2018
To people in the U.S., an orphanage sounds like an outdated concept. Many of us only remember seeing them in movies like “Annie” Orphanages fell out of favor in the U.S. around World War II…
Congo's retreat from democracy
By  • 31 August 2017
After more than 16 years in power, the Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila was to step down after his term expired in December. Instead his government has repeatedly postponed elections, spurring violence across…
Africans with albinism face discrimination, attacks [program]
By  • 27 July 2017
People in rural parts of Tanzania and other areas of East Africa face a lot of challenges. But life can be particularly difficult for people with albinism. Albinism is a genetic disorder that causes a…
Burundi on edge
By  • 17 March 2016
Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza's announcement in April that he would seek a third five-year term set off a year of instability in the central African nation that has left hundreds dead and forced a quarter…
In Burundi conflict, radio stations a point of contention
By  • 17 March 2016
The central African nation of Burundi has experienced unrest since the April announcement that President Pierre Nkurunziza was seeking a third, five-year term in office. The announcement led to abortive coup attempt and a boycott…
Is fair trade really fair?
By  • 27 November 2015
Note this program was originally released July 9, 2015. You see the label on coffee, chocolate, t-shirts and even gold, “Fair Trade.” The extra dollars you pay for the products are meant to guarantee they’re…
Rwandan journalist faces Burundi spy charges
By  • 15 June 2015
A Rwandan journalist has been arrested in neighboring Burundi and charged with espionage, the latest event in a wider crackdown on the press in the central African nation as President Pierre Nkurunziza seeks a third term…
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