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 and Casey Morell, Global Journalist airs at 6:30 P.M. on KBIA.

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

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.

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. 

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.

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. 

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

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.

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

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.

Khalil Hamra / AP Images

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

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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. 

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

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.

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

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

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. 

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. 

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

Reporting in Cuba

Feb 2, 2012

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. 

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

Two years ago, a massive earthquake decimated Haiti.

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.

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

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

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

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.

Better This World

Nov 17, 2011

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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