Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Catching up with: Yariel Valdés González
By  • 19 December 2020
Editor's note: Last year, Global Journalist talked to two journalists who had been detained for long periods of time despite entering the U.S. legally with asylum claims that were recognized as legitimate by the U.S.…
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Project Exile: Turkish journalist still fearful in Germany
By  • 27 January 2020
"I try to live isolated to protect myself." When she got her start in the news business in 2009, Turkish journalist Zübeyde Sari couldn't have imagined her chosen profession would cause her to have to…
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Project Exile: Editor gets asylum in Germany after Erdogan cover
By  • 13 January 2020
"It is not a very comfortable and luxurious life in Germany, but it's better than prison." If there's one exiled journalist whose life encapsulates Turkey's purge of critical media, it might be Cevheri Guven. In…
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Instagram 'micro-influencer' seeks to capitalize on boom
By  • 7 December 2019
‘My main challenge is dealing with the people that only want to bring me down.’ [caption id="attachment_10705" align="alignleft" width="200"] Janese Watson (courtesy)[/caption] For top celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Ariana Grande, a single Instagram post…
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West Africa Islamic schools test traditions and children's rights
By  • 15 November 2019
A reporter found the parents of child beggars didn't always want them "rescued" It's a common site in cities and towns across much of West Africa: groups of boys in ragged clothes carrying begging bowls in…
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In Venice, tourist crowds generate livelihoods and annoyance
By  • 1 November 2019
"Coping with so many tourists makes everyday life more difficult" Deirdre Kelly, a British artist who’s lived in Venice for 15 years, is worried. She is one of many locals overwhelmed by the ever-increasing number…
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Kashmir photos document lives shaped by conflict
By  • 24 October 2019
"You mute the colors to keep the emotions there, because that is what matters most in a place like Kashmir." Mumbai-based photographer Avani Rai first traveled to the Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir five years ago.…
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Right to be forgotten highlights tensions between privacy, freedoms
By  • 21 October 2019
"What you have is a risk that people will rewrite history" What can you do if you Google your name, and the top search result is a news article about a fight between you and…
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A glimpse of Western Sahara's forgotten refugees
By  • 10 October 2019
"There's a chance the Sahrawi people could start a new war." The frozen conflict in the disputed territory of Western Sahara rarely makes international headlines anymore. In part that's because the 16-year guerrilla war between…
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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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