Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
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…
Famine stalks South Sudan, Somalia
By  • 23 March 2017
The United Nations says that the world is facing the worst food crisis since World War II. Two of the hardest hit countries are in East Africa. In South Sudan, the UN has made its…
Documenting starvation in South Sudan
By  • 23 March 2017
"Something has to be done about this."  One day in May of last year, Spanish photographer Albert Gonzalez Farran was taking pictures of the humanitarian crisis in the South Sudanese town of Maiwut near the country's…
South Sudan reporter killed in apparent targeted attack
By  • 25 August 2015
A reporter in South Sudan was shot in the back and killed by assailants after leaving his newspaper office in the country's capital Juba. Peter Julius Moi, 27, was shot twice Aug. 21 by unidentified…
Amid conflict, South Sudan renews press offensive
By  • 13 July 2015
New nation's "minister of confrontation" seeks to silence alternative views Juba, South Sudan – When the invitation came to speak at a 2015 World Press Freedom Day conference in this war-ravaged nation, I didn’t hesitate.…
Five South Sudanese journalists slain in ambush
Unidentified gunmen have ambushed a government convoy in South Sudan, killing at least 11 people including five journalists, press freedom groups and news reports said. The Jan. 25 attack on a convoy carrying a county…
South Sudan threatens Catholic radio station
By  • 7 October 2014
The government of South Sudan has warned a community radio station affiliated with the Roman Catholic church in the western part of the country that it will be closed unless it stops covering politics. The…
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