Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Climate change in South Asia
By  • 17 May 2018
Climate change is already having big effects on southern Asia. Deadly heat waves like one that killed 3,500 people in India and Pakistan in 2015 are becoming more frequent. The summer monsoon rains are changing,…
Indonesia's rapid deforestation
By  • 27 April 2017
Indonesia has one of the world's largest remaining areas of tropical forests. From tigers and orangutans to Sumatran elephants, the forests support a stunning array of wildlife. They also soak up huge amounts of climate-warming…
Obama's embrace of Asian autocrats draws criticism
By  • 7 October 2016
"Officials are always going to be worried that if they push countries away [they] will turn closer to China." As President Barack Obama tried to pivot U.S. foreign policy from the Middle East to Asia…
Thailand arrests Filipino politicians accused of 2011 murder
By  • 29 September 2015
Two  suspects in the 2011 murder of a Filipino radio journalist have been arrested in the Thailand and deported to the Philippines to face trial. Joel Reyes and Mario Reyes, a former provincial governor and local official…
Startup Rappler thrives in hyper-social Philippines
By  • 26 March 2015
A former CNN reporter's company succeeds despite press restrictions The Internet has disrupted the news business all over the world, allowing news organizations like Huffington Post that didn’t exist a decade ago to draw more…
Critical of drug trade, Filipino broadcaster is slain
By  • 15 February 2015
A Filipino radio broadcaster who had been critical of the involvement of local officials in the drug trade was shot and killed outside the station where he worked in the southern settlement of Tagbilaran City.…
Indonesia's transformation
By  • 2 February 2015
A mid-sized city's evolution from sleepy port to energy hub embodies nation's growth In the 1970s, the airport for the Indonesian city of Balikpapan on the island of Borneo was little more than a shack…
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