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 Jason McLure, Global Journalist airs at 6:30 P.M. on KBIA.

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

How US drone strikes impact Pakistan

Jan 31, 2013
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The United States government has escalated the uses of drone strikes in Pakistan and in Yemen since the start of the year. And now the U.S. appears to be considering the use of drone strikes in Mali, a North African country where French forces are helping the government fight Islamist militants and rebels.

Last year, the University of Missouri School of  Journalism gave eight individuals the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism.

Ken Paulson, president and chief executive officer of the First Amendment Center, was among last year’s Missouri Honor Medal winners. The Missouri School of Journalism gives the annual awards for Distinguished Service in Journalism.

Paulson was the editor or managing editor at newspapers in five states, launched online newspapers and was part of the team that founded USA Today in 1982.

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A documentary film called The House I Live In takes a critical and comprehensive look at the 40- year war on drugs in the United States. 

According to a recent poll, two-thirds of Americans believe that media coverage of religion is too sensationalized. So how could journalists best cover the subject in a fair and balanced way? To find out, Global Journalist spoke to two journalists that have devoted years to the religion beat.

Filmmaking in Iran

Dec 6, 2012
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This has been an eventful year when it comes to Iranian filmmakers.  

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Turkey portrays itself as the leading nation in an increasingly turbulent region of the world. The country that straddles Europe and the Middle East is a secular democracy with a thriving economy. It's also a member of NATO and a potential member of the European Union. 

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There’s a West African city that represents the end of the world, the remote place that inspired the phrase, “From here to Timbuktu.”

Last month, the University of Missouri School of Journalism gave eight individuals the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism. Three of the winners are investigative journalists; they joined Global Journalist to discuss what inspired them to go into the profession, as well as how it continues to change.

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In just a few days, we’ll find out whether Barack Obama or Mitt Romney will be leading the world’s most powerful country for the next four years.   

While Americans are eager to leave the grueling political season behind, many in foreign countries are eager to hear the first hints about their biggest concern, foreign policy.

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

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.

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

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

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. 

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

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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?

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

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.

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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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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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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. 

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

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

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