Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Islamic dress debate provides fodder for artists
By  • 28 September 2017
In 2011, France became the first European Union country to ban women in public from wearing veils that cover their faces. But the debate over Islamic dress in Europe didn't stop there. Since then a…
Yemen crisis fueled by war, outsiders
By  • 21 September 2017
The Yemen crisis has garnered many superlatives since it began in force in March 2015. The civil war has generated the world's most dire humanitarian crisis, in addition to the largest cholera outbreak in a single year ever…
North Korea's nuclear gambit
By  • 17 August 2017
Sixty-four years ago, a ceasefire brought a halt to the Korean War and left Korea divided.  But in recent weeks the frozen conflict on the Korean peninsula threatened to re-erupt over the North’s nuclear weapons…
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.…
Muscogee Creek battle linguistic extinction through immersion
By  • 7 April 2017
"I made it my duty to learn as much of the language and culture as I could." Melanie Frye's passion for the Muscogee Creek language began as a small child, when her father refused to…
Reviving North America's endangered languages
By  • 6 April 2017
Globalization has brought huge benefits to billions of people. But one of the drawbacks to it has been the acceleration of the disappearance of many indigenous languages around the world as a few dominant languages…
Honduran environmentalist's murder resonates a year later
By , • 9 March 2017
"The government doesn’t want to get to the bottom of the killing because it involved people from the government itself." Silvio Carrillo always knew that there were death threats against his aunt, the Honduran environmentalist…
Photojournalism legend Clarkson opens up on career
By , • 20 January 2017
“Right now we are all living in a golden age of photojournalism. It’s here and now, and you are lucky to be a part of it.” Rich Clarkson has become an icon in the field…
Rich Clarkson, pioneering sports photographer
By  • 19 January 2017
Rich Clarkson is one of the founding fathers of modern sports photojournalism. Born in 1932, Clarkson's early photos of Wilt Chamberlain playing basketball at the University of Kansas in the 1950s were published in a…
New management at Politico after growth
By , • 29 December 2016
As Washington adapts to a Trump administration, one of the Beltway’s most encyclopedic chroniclers is still in the midst of its own shakeup. Politico, the news site founded in 2007 by former Washington Post reporters…
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