Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
The new art censorship
By  • 22 November 2019
From the love poems of Ovid to Michelangelo’s painted nudes in the Sistine Chapel, art censorship has a long history. Yet today’s censorship is taking some new forms. As Instagram has become one of the…
Right to be forgotten highlights tensions between privacy, freedoms
By  • 21 October 2019
"What you have is a risk that people will rewrite history" What can you do if you Google your name, and the top search result is a news article about a fight between you and…
Spanish correspondent survived wars, ISIL captivity
By  • 2 August 2016
Marc Marginedas has covered some of the world's most brutal conflicts, and has the psychological scars to prove it. The first thing to know about Marc Marginedas is that he has gone on living. The…
British debate divorcing Europe
By  • 15 April 2016
Immigration, economy weigh on debate Should the British choose to leave the European Union after a June 23 referendum, the effects could be far-reaching. If the United Kingdom does vote to leave, the British government will have…
U.K. considers a European 'Brexit'
By  • 14 April 2016
In June, the United Kingdom will vote on whether it will remain part of the European Union. The so-called “Brexit”, according to supporters, would allow the U.K. to better control immigration and free it from…
Cuba's 'black spring' still haunts journalists
By  • 8 February 2016
Years after their release, two Cuban journalists look back at lost years. In March 2003 the world’s attention was transfixed on Iraq as the United States prepared to launch a divisive military assault on Saddam…
Project Exile: Cuba exiles writer for penning uncomfortable truths
By  • 1 February 2016
The minister "decided I was a rotten apple and rotten apples have to be set apart before they contaminate the rest." Amir Valle was once a loyal son of the Cuban Revolution. The Cuban novelist,…
Catalonia's drive to leave Spain
By  • 29 December 2015
A year after Scots voted on whether to leave the United Kingdom, the regional parliament in Catalonia has approved a plan to secede from Spain by 2017. Spain's constitutional court has ruled the plan illegal…
In Spain's Catalonia, language key to independence movement
By  • 10 December 2015
Lower status for Catalan irks many in northeastern Spanish region. Barcelona may be Spain's top tourist destination, but foreign visitors wandering through its famed La Sagrada Familia Church or Picasso Museum may be surprised to…
Spanish columnist fired after criticizing newspaper
By  • 17 November 2015
One of Spain's largest and most prestigious newspapers has dismissed an opinion columnist after he criticized the the publication for stifling criticism of the government and business interests in order to protect its balance sheet.…
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