Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Project Exile: Editor escaped Sri Lanka after husband's murder
By  • 5 June 2019
"You really feel like your country has betrayed you." Sonali Samarasinghe remembers the last words of her husband, Lasantha Wickrematunge, on the day in 2009 when he was killed: “Don’t worry, I got it under…
China's new Silk Road
By  • 18 April 2019
Chinese workers have built bridges in Serbia, a huge railroad tunnel in Uzbekistan and a gas and oil pipeline across Myanmar. These are just a few of the dozens of massive foreign infrastructure projects China…
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,…
Project Exile: Sri Lanka editor fled after attempt on life
By  • 19 January 2018
“I have no wish to return since the individuals who I believe to be responsible are still in positions of power…” [caption id="attachment_8973" align="alignleft" width="193"] Upali Tennakoon (courtesy)[/caption] When former editor Upali Tennakoon speculates about…
Project Exile: Corruption report sends Maldives' journalist into flight
By  • 9 January 2018
"If I were to go back and continue doing the same job, it’s just a matter of time before I’m picked up again." For many tourists, the Maldives is a resort destination with straw-thatched luxury…
Project Exile: Criticizing Sri Lanka war leads to exile
By  • 18 April 2016
When columnist and human rights activist Sunanda Deshapriya criticized the Sri Lankan government’s war against Tamil rebels, he didn’t know he wouldn’t be able to return to his country for six years. [caption id="attachment_6839" align="alignleft"…
Project Exile: Dog story leads Sri Lanka editor to flee
By  • 23 March 2015
"It took me 20 years to reach the top in journalism in Sri Lanka, and I do not have another 20 years to reach the top as an interior designer." Frederica Jansz surely knew that…
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