Global Journalist

Thursdays 6:30pm-7:00pm

Global Journalist is a half-hour weekly discussion of international news by a panel of journalists from around the world. Hosted by Jim Flink, Global Journalist airs at 6:30 P.M. on KBIA 91.3 FM, the public radio station of the University of Missouri, and is also available online, and as a podcast.

Check out the video and more at the Global Journalist website.

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Global Journalist
3:51 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

A conversation with columnist Mona Eltahawy

Earlier this month, the University of Missouri School of  Journalism gave eight individuals the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism.

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Politics
5:22 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

A conversation with investigative journalist Umar Cheema

The Taliban’s attack on a 14 year old human rights campaigner in Pakistan has drawn condemnation from within the country and throughout the world.

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Global Journalist
6:18 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

A conversation with director Scott Thurman

There is nothing unusual about political fights over public school curricula and the content of textbooks. The textbooks can influence how people think about history and social issues, sometimes for decades or more. So, the battles take place around the United States,  and they take place around the world.

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Global Journalist
5:40 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Curbing Iran's nuclear ambitions

Iranian police officers block a street as garbage cans are set on fire, in central Tehran, on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012.
Anonymous AP Images

Hundreds of Iranian men took to the streets of Tehran on Wednesday to demonstrate their anger over Iran’s collapsing currency and deteriorating economic conditions. The chanting protesters marched to a major market area, where riot police had attacked suspected black-market currency traders.

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Global Journalist
5:35 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Chinese media expand into Africa

Pedestrians walk past a billboard that promotes an upcoming China-Africa summit in Beijing.
Greg Baker AP Photo

Kenyans that want to hear the latest international news can listen to the BBC, the Voice of America, or Al-Jazeera. Africans can also tune in China Radio International, which is gaining ground in the crowded market.

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Global Journalist
6:41 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Colombian peace talks could end decades of violence in the country

A former hostage waves to comrades before a press conference in Bogota. Earlier this year, Colombia's main rebel group freed what it says were its last 10 military and police captives.
William Fernando Martinez AP Images

Peace talks between Colombia’s government and the country’s most powerful rebel group are scheduled to take place in October at a neutral site: Norway’s capital, Oslo.

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Global Journalist
6:10 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Tensions flare up between China and Japan over disputed islands

This June 2011 file photo shows Uotsuri Island, one of the islands of Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese, in the East China Sea.
AP Photo/Kyodo News

There’s a new twist to an epic territorial dispute between Japan and China.

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Global Journalist
4:43 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Ethnic violence engulfs India

A policeman inspects the site of violence in Rangiya, in the Indian northeastern state of Assam.
Anupam Nath AP Images

India’s northeast state of Assam is suffering through its worst communal violence in more than a decade.

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Global Journalist
6:41 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Reporting in war torn Syria

Photojournalist Jonathan Alpeyrie photographed members of the Free Syrian Army in March 2012.
Jonathan Alpeyrie

The trick to a war photographer’s success is being in the right place at the right time -- and, of course, not getting wounded, captured or killed. 

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Global Journalist
11:02 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Censorship in South Korea

When you think about enemies of free speech in Asia, North Korea comes to mind as the biggest villain. 

South Korea, on the other hand, has a robust democracy and a thriving economy. It’s perhaps the most wired country in the world, with the highest number of broadband connections per capita and an internet penetration approaching 90 percent.

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Global Journalist
6:06 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

Bloggers evade censorship in China

Chinese Netizens are seen at an Internet cafe in Beijing, China.
Bao fan AP Images

Blogs and microblogs are the primary sources of independent news in China. 

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Global Journalist
7:27 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

Curtailing drug violence in Mexico

A captured assault rifle, and bundles of U.S. dollars and Mexican pesos are displayed during a media presentation in Mexico City.
Alexandre Meneghini AP Images

A new president is about to take power in Mexico amid a raging drug war. The biggest question facing Enrique Pena Nieto is this: what will the federal government do to curtail the gangland violence?

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Global Journalist
6:36 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

Journalists visit MU as part of cultural exchange program

Global Journalist was joined by four mid-career journalists from four vastly different countries: Kenya, Pakistan, Malaysia and South Africa.

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Global Journalist
6:44 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

Covering North Korea from within

In June, Global Journalist producer and MU graduate student David Cawthon traveled to Seoul where media professionals gave a glimpse of it’s like to report within the shrouded borders of North Korea. He joined Global Journalist to discuss what journalists revealed about one of the world’s most secretive nations.

Global Journalist
5:44 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Escalating tensions in Egypt

Newly-elected Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi waves to guests after giving an inaugural address at Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt.
Amr Nabil AP Images

Egypt is an ancient civilization with a newborn democracy.  So, after revolutionaries toppled dictator Hosni Mubarak, growing pains were expected. The top generals have been ruling the country for six decades, and they weren’t about to give up power without a fight. 

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Global Journalist
3:24 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Online newspapers bypass censorship in Malaysia

The sun rises through a thick haze over the skyline of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Mark Baker AP Images

The most popular website in Malaysia is an enigma – an online newspaper that’s thriving in a country where freedom of the press has always been suffocated.

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Global Journalist
6:39 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

Political division in Ukraine

Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko shows bruises on her body in Kachanovskaya prison in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Some European leaders have boycotted the Euro 2012 soccer tournament as a result of her imprisonment.
AP Images/UKRAINIAN PRAVDA

The month of June was Ukraine’s time to shine.  The former Soviet satellite is co-hosting the European soccer championships. The event is bigger than the Super Bowl, more comparable to the Olympics. 

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Global Journalist
6:11 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

A look at the state of US press freedom

When do security concerns trump free speech? When should whistleblowers be sent to jail, along with the journalists who report on their leaks?

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Global Journalist
6:00 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

Tackling human trafficking

The child of a Cambodian prostitute stands in the doorway of a Phnom Penh slum shack as a group of sex workers play cards to pass the time.
David Longstreath AP Images

This week's Global Journalist panelists used vastly different methods to fight a modern version of slavery: the global sex trade.

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Global Journalist
5:04 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

Documentary film directors evade censorship in Egypt and China

How do documentary film directors avoid censorship in countries like Egypt and China?

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Global Journalist
6:19 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

South African youth learn advocacy through journalism

Students enrolled in the Umuzi Photo Club learn how to use their photography to document social and economic problems, like high unemployment and teenage pregnancy.
Photo courtesy of the Umuzi Photo Club

In poor areas of South Africa, trainers from a small organization called the Umuzi Photo Club give disposable cameras to high school students and teach them basic photography.

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Global Journalist
6:13 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Reports highlight 'silencing crime': sexual violence against journalists

Chaotic scenes can often be the settings for sexual abuse of journalists. CBS correspondent Lara Logan was assaulted at this political demonstration in Cairo's Tahrir Square.
Khalil Hamra AP Images

Advocacy groups call it the silencing crime:  sexual violence against journalists. 

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Global Journalist
5:17 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Press freedom in Turkey

Hundreds of Turkish journalists march to demand reforms to Turkey's media laws.
Burhan Ozbilici AP Images

Turkey stands at the world’s crossroads, both geographically and culturally. The country straddles the continents of Europe and Asia and is a contentious candidate for European Union membership.

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Global Journalist
6:55 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

The state of press freedom

An Egyptian protester chants slogans and waves a national flag in front of a minaret at Cairo's Tahrir Square. The country experienced a flourishing of new media outlets after the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.
Amr Nabil AP Images

May 3 is World Press Freedom Day. The annual celebration began with a proclamation by the United Nations General Assembly in 1993. 

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Global Journalist
6:42 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

Changing tides in Myanmar

A woman places her vote during elections held earlier this month in Myanmar.
Richard Wainwright AP Images

The dramatically swift democratic reform in Myanmar has been the geopolitical surprise of the past year. The new government -- headed by former military Thein Sein -- freed thousands of political prisoners and signed truces with rebel groups. 

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Global Journalist
6:00 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Reporting in Ecuador

The president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, had the media’s support when he was elected five years ago, promising a citizen’s revolution that would take advantage of the country’s natural resources to lift people out of poverty.

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Global Journalist
6:48 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Reporting on the conflict in Sudan

Rebel fighters belonging to the Sudan People's Liberation Movement stand north of the new border in Blue Nile State.
Photo courtesy of Pete Muller

More than a year has passed since South Sudan voted to secede from Sudan and become an independent country. But after months of escalating tension, the two Sudans are once again on the brink of an all-out war. 

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Global Journalist
6:00 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Reporting in Pakistan

Pakistan is the most dangerous country in the world to be a journalist.

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Global Journalist
4:09 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

Microbloggers in China lose anonymity

When two high-speed trains collided on a bridge in southwestern China, the first report from the scene came from a victim, one minute later.  Her Twitter-style post ended with a dramatic cry for help.

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Global Journalist
6:40 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

Iran: A ticking time bomb?

Diplomatic distress over Iran’s nuclear program is reaching a fever pitch.

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