Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Ghana, Egypt face assaults on press
By  • 7 March 2019
On the surface, Ghana and Egypt couldn't be more different places when it comes free expression. Ghana ranks higher than the U.S. and U.K. by some measures of press freedom, while Egypt's government is now…
Countering extremism in Central Asia
By  • 24 January 2019
More people joined the Islamic State from former Soviet republics than from any other region outside the Middle East. On this special edition of Global Journalist, a look at what drew so many fighters from…
Project Exile: Argentine journalist fled after prosecutor's death
By  • 4 December 2017
"I was sure they were going to kill me, taking into account what happened to Nisman." It was a story that shook Argentine politics. For the journalist who broke the news, it upended his life.  On…
Europe's veil bans target Muslim women
By  • 28 September 2017
Since France banned women from wearing veils that covered the face in public in 2011, a growing number of European nations have passed similar restrictions. Belgium, Bulgaria and Austria have passed similar so-called "burqa bans,"…
Cuba, Pakistan among world's toughest media environments
By  • 2 June 2017
On this week's program, a look at two of the most difficult places for independent journalism: Cuba and Pakistan. In Pakistan, journalists routinely face threats not only from the Taliban and other extremist groups but…
Boko Haram unbowed
By  • 29 September 2016
The Islamic State’s attacks in Europe earlier this year made headlines around the world. But there’s another terrorist group that by some estimates has killed more civilians over the past few years than ISIS. That’s…
Boko Haram refugees struggle in Cameroon
By  • 29 September 2016
"Dozens of villages and hundreds of houses have been burned." The Nigerian terror group Boko Haram may be best known for kidnapping 276 schoolgirls in 2014, a move that spurred the #BringBackOurGirls social media campaign.…
The life and death of James Foley
By  • 21 July 2016
For many Americans, the Islamic State was first burned in our minds as a threat back in August 2014. That’s when the terror group released chilling video of American journalist James Foley being beheaded by…
Libya, the failed state
By  • 7 April 2016
After Muammar Gaddafi was ousted from Libya in 2011, there was hope for a peaceful and democratic future in one of Africa's largest oil-producers. Five years later, the country is divided among warring militias. Amid…
The dangers of reporting in Somalia
By  • 12 February 2016
For much of its population, Somalia is a difficult and dangerous place to live. That’s particularly true for reporters. Practicing journalism in a failed state means facing threats from any number of militia groups. That…
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