Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Canadian reporter ordered to release chat logs
By  • 12 April 2016
A Canadian court has ordered a reporter for Vice News to hand over logs of his instant messenger chats with a man who allegedly traveled to Syria to fight for the Islamic State, or ISIL.…
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Aid workers in Greece overwhelmed by refugees
By  • 12 April 2016
"It's a situation that will change your life completely." The paved road began to turn to gravel as the van carrying Rasha Abousalem neared the shores of the Greek island of Lesbos. Neither Abousalem, the…
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Tunisia: the Arab Spring's last light
By  • 31 March 2016
The Arab Spring toppled long-ruling autocrats across the Arab world. But with Libya in chaos, Egypt back under military rule and Syria and Yemen engulfed in war, only Tunisia has fulfilled the promise of its…
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Brother of slain Syrian journalist attacked in Turkey
By , • 17 March 2016
A Syrian journalist whose brother was killed in a suspected attack by the Islamic State in October has escaped an attack in southeastern Turkey. Ahmed Abd al-Qader, the director of the Syrian news website Eye…
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Russia's information war
By  • 10 March 2016
Russia is no stranger to conflicts, but under Vladimir Putin its most enduring one may be the war over news and information. Over the past decade the Kremlin has virtually eliminated independent television broadcasters and…
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Europe grapples with rising migrant tide
By  • 3 March 2016
For months now, the world has watched as more than a million refugees and migrants from countries like Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan have risked their lives to try and find safe haven in Europe. But…
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Capturing Europe's immigration tension on the streets
By  • 3 March 2016
Photographer covering Germany's far-right fears reprisals The wave of refugees and migrants reaching Europe has led to political upheaval across the continent. With more than 1 million people arriving last year from Syria, Afghanistan and…
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Turkish editors released from prison, still face trial
By  • 1 March 2016
Two Turkish journalists who reported that the country's government was arming Islamist rebels in Syria have been released from prison three months after their arrest on charges of espionage and aiding a terrorist organization. Cumhuriyet…
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Yemen's hidden war
By  • 25 February 2016
The conflict in Syria gets the headlines, but 2,000 miles south in Yemen a separate civil war has brought an already impoverished country to its knees. More than 80 percent of the country's population is…
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Citizen journalists report Syria conflict to world
By  • 16 February 2016
Much of Syria has become a no-go zone for foreign correspondents, leaving locals to fill the void. Malek Blacktoviche was once a Java software programmer in Aleppo, Syria's commercial capital and largest city. As anti-government…
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