Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Project Exile: Reporter escaped Russia after beating, burns
By  • 1 July 2019
"Please leave. They're going to kill you." Fatima Tlisova didn't make it easy for the Russian government to get rid of her.  As a reporter covering Russia's fight against Chechen separatists in what was known…
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Ukraine's displaced struggle amid forgotten war
By  • 4 January 2019
Though it's receded from the headlines, the war in Ukraine grinds on nearly five years after it began. Among the hardest hit are the estimated 1.5 million people internally displaced by fighting between Ukrainian troops…
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Project Exile: Russian journalist flees after car fire, feces attack
By  • 30 November 2018
“I just can't stand lies. So whenever I see a lie, I call it a lie.” A decade ago, Russian journalist Yulia Latynina thought dissidents who compared President Vladimir Putin's rule to the Soviet times…
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Project Exile: After colleague's death, Russian journalist fears return
By  • 23 January 2018
“It said that all Russian journalists who support Ukraine might be killed. My name was on the list.” Kseniya Kirillova thought her stay in the U.S. would be only temporary. [caption id="attachment_8989" align="alignleft" width="145"] Kseniya…
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Gay rights in Russia
By  • 24 August 2017
Over the past year, authorities in the Russian republic of Chechnya have reportedly arrested dozens of gay men, in some cases imprisoning them for weeks and torturing them with electric shocks. Combined with a 2013…
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Journalist critical of Kremlin dies in Ukraine bombing
By  • 25 July 2016
A prominent journalist and critic of the Russian and Belarusian governments has been killed in a car-bombing in the Ukrainian capital Kiev, a year after he reported being threatened during a visit to Moscow. Pavel…
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For Russia, World Cup poses myriad challenges
By , • 2 June 2016
Ukraine, security and corruption complicate 2018 tournament With the world’s attention set to shift to crisis-riddled Brazil for the 2016 Summer Olympics, one government in particular is likely watching how Brazil juggles the world’s spotlight…
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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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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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Six journalists removed from Ukraine's banned list
By  • 23 September 2015
Ukrainian authorities have removed six European journalists from a list of people banned from entering the country. The journalists were taken off the list a day after Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree Sept. 16…
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