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
7:05 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

Documentary filmmakers define their role

Documentary filmmakers, like journalists, seek to capture true stories in their work.

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Global Journalist
5:30 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Exploring the rise of Nigeria's Boko Haram

Nigeria appears to be on the verge of a civil war. The instigator of escalating sectarian conflict seems to be a militant Islamic sect known as the Boko Haram. 

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Global Journalist
6:29 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

Assessing the US-Uzbek relationship

Advocates of media freedom and human rights say conditions are getting worse under Uzbek President Islam Karimov’s authoritarian rule. The last international monitor, Human Rights Watch, was evicted last year. 

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Global Journalist
6:30 pm
Thu February 9, 2012

Getting information out of Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's crackdown on opposition forces is escalating. Six straight days of heavy bombardment has left hundreds dead in Homs.

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Global Journalist
6:30 pm
Thu February 2, 2012

Reporting in Cuba

Being an independent news reporter in Cuba is a dangerous occupation. The Committee to Protect Journalists points out that Cuba was once tied with China for holding the largest number of journalists behind bars. 

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Global Journalist
6:30 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

Hungary's constitution sparks controversy

Hungary’s Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, has been vilified this month from both inside and outside the borders.

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Global Journalist
6:30 pm
Thu January 19, 2012

Haiti: Two years after the earthquake

Two years ago, a massive earthquake decimated Haiti.

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Global Journalist
10:24 pm
Thu January 12, 2012

The future of local journalism, part 2

In a report released earlier this year, the FCC acknowledged that some of its policies and regulations are out of sync with the swiftly evolving media markets and the information needs of communities.

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Global Journalist
6:14 pm
Thu January 5, 2012

The future of local journalism

According to an FCC Report released last summer, local journalism is in a state of crisis.

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Global Journalist
11:47 am
Thu December 15, 2011

Media bureaus take root in North Korea

Global Journalist heard from several reporters that cover North Korea.

Earlier this year, The Associated Press announced it would be opening a permanent comprehensive bureau in the capital city, Pyongyang.

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Global Journalist
4:52 pm
Thu December 8, 2011

Is free media in bloom after the Arab Spring?

'Global Journalist' spoke to Hisham Kassem about his experience reporting in Egypt.

After protests stormed the Middle East this year, many wondered if freedom can flower.

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Global Journalist
5:13 pm
Thu December 1, 2011

Financial crisis rattles European governments

Guests discussed the severity of the euro zone crisis and what it could mean for European governments.

The debt crisis in the euro zone has put the financial markets of Italy, Spain and most recently France under pressure after the bailouts of Greece, Portugal and Ireland.

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Global Journalist
10:00 am
Thu November 17, 2011

Better This World

Panelists spoke about the FBI's current counter-terrorism efforts.

At the 2008 Republican Convention, two Texas boyhood friends were accused of domestic terrorism. Better This World is a documentary film that follows David McKay, 22, and Bradley Crowder, 23, who befriend a radical activist before their arrest months later. The film illuminates the ripple effects of the War on Terror and its impact on civil liberties and political dissent.

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Global Journalist
5:52 pm
Thu November 10, 2011

Taking a Look at Femicide

Global Journalist explored femicide in India and China.

More than 160 million women were never born as a result of sex-selective abortion. That's more than the entire female population of the United States.

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Global Journalist
5:27 pm
Thu November 3, 2011

Reporting on Pandemics and Contagious Diseases

Journalists discussed their experiences covering emerging infectious diseases.

The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization warned in August about “a possible major resurgence” of the bird flu because a mutant form of the virus was recently found in Vietnam and Cambodia. Other flu viruses, including strains of swine flu, are occasionally resurfacing in different parts of the world.

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Global Journalist
6:08 pm
Thu October 27, 2011

Protests occupy the world

Demonstrations have spread to other cities since the Occupy Wall Street protests began in September.
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The Occupy Wall Street demonstrations have captured the world’s attention. Related demonstrations, meanwhile, have spread across the U.S. and around the world.

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Global Journalist
1:34 pm
Thu October 20, 2011

The eurozone: in the red

Much has been written about the economics of the eurozone crisis — the credit default swaps, financial haircuts and bank recapitalizations. To complicate matters more, hurdles, such as Greece's economic debacle and bailout request, will take longer than a week to rectify.

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