Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Rescue workers ready for next migrant tide in the Aegean
By  • 14 September 2017
"It’s these moments that remind us that every life counts." In 2015, more than a million migrants from countries like Syria, Afghanistan and Eritrea tried to cross the Mediterranean to reach safety and a better…
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Europe's immigration quagmire
By  • 14 September 2017
Back in 2015, the immigration crisis in Europe was in headlines worldwide. Since then the numbers of people crossing the by sea to the continent has declined from more than 1 million annually to just 126,000 through…
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Film highlights Syrian generation's demise
By  • 10 August 2017
The level of violence against civilians in the Syrian civil war has made it extraordinarily difficult for journalists to cover. That's meant many of the images we have from inside Syria come from citizen journalists…
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For Israel, mixed legacy from Six-Day War victory
By  • 29 June 2017
Fifty years ago this week, Israelis were riding high. In just six days, the Jewish state’s army had won a stunning victory over the combined militaries of Egypt, Syria and Jordan. Israel more than tripled…
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Qatar feud risks Gulf instability
By  • 22 June 2017
On the surface, the tiny Persian Gulf nation of Qatar has much in common with Saudi Arabia and the other monarchies of the Arabian peninsula. Hydro-carbons have made it enormously wealthy, and it’s conservative Muslim…
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Renewed threat from chemical, biological weapons
By  • 15 June 2017
In April, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's air force dropped bombs containing sarin nerve gas on a rebel area in northern Syria. Around 100 people were killed and hundreds more injured, including a number of children.…
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Turkey's dying democracy
By  • 9 June 2017
Fifteen years ago, Turkey was the great democratic beacon of the Islamic world. Back then Turkey’s current President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was viewed as a moderate Islamist and modernizer. How times have changed. In recent…
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Malaysia's 1MDB and Europe's migrants
By  • 2 June 2017
On this two-part edition of Global Journalist, a look at political corruption in Malaysia and a controversial new film about migration to Europe. In Malaysia, the country's politics have been in turmoil for two years…
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Female Kurdish guerrillas battle ISIS, stereotypes
By  • 18 May 2017
Many groups around the world are involved in the battle against the Islamic State. But one group stands out more than the rest: that's a group of women guerrillas from the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or…
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'The War Show' follows Syrians 'losing their future'
By  • 30 March 2017
The level of violence against civilians in the Syrian civil war has made it extraordinarily difficult for journalists to cover. That's meant many of the images we have from inside Syria come from citizen journalists…
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