Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Project Exile: Corruption coverage causes Mexican reporter's flight
By  • 8 April 2016
"Never did I imagine that all the darkness in my life would transform into light." Héctor Salazar had worked in various Mexican government communications jobs for years before he decided to follow his heart into…
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Project Exile: Russian journalist flees Chechen threats
By  • 4 April 2016
"I was called an enemy of Islam, an enemy of Kadyrov. They promised to find me and kill me." Working for the liberal media in Russia, Karina Orlova, 30, was used to receiving criticism from…
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Tunisia at a crossroads
By  • 4 April 2016
Islamic State, corruption hinder lone Arab democracy Five years after Tunisians toppled dictator Zine El-Abeddine Ben Ali, the country is at a crossroads. The North African state has successfully ratified a constitution, held free elections…
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The debate over government secrecy
By  • 29 March 2016
The United States is an open society with an open system of government. That means the press and ordinary people have the right to scrutinize how our leaders make decisions. The idea is that when…
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Six years after quake, Haiti faces challenges
By  • 25 March 2016
A little more than six years ago, Haiti was devastated by a massive 7.0 magnitude earthquake, killing more than 100,000 people and causing widespread damage. In those six years, billions of dollars of aid has…
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Haiti a test case on role of aid agencies
By  • 24 March 2016
Haiti's weak government overshadowed by robust NGO presence In the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, relief money poured into Haiti – as did thousands of foreign aid organizations to help distribute it. Six years later,…
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Russia's infowars strategy
By  • 10 March 2016
The U.S. is a "colonial" power seeking to dominate Ukraine. A Dutch investigation of the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine is "biased, low-quality, full of omissions." Al-Qaida is a "cat's paw"…
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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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Cuba's 'black spring' still haunts journalists
By  • 8 February 2016
Years after their release, two Cuban journalists look back at lost years. In March 2003 the world’s attention was transfixed on Iraq as the United States prepared to launch a divisive military assault on Saddam…
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Project Exile: Sniper threat forced Times' reporter to flee Iran
By  • 21 January 2016
"He said to me that it was dangerous outside because he knew that a photo had been given to snipers to shoot me." Nazila Fathi's trip to Canada had been planned as a family vacation…
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