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Hosted by Jason McLure, Global Journalist features journalists discussing under-covered international news and human rights issues.

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Global Journalist: Qatar Feud Risks Gulf Instability


Published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:39:29 +0000
Summary: On the surface, the tiny Persian Gulf nation of Qatar has much in common with Saudi Arabia and the other monarchies of the Arabian peninsula. Hydro-carbons have made it enormously wealthy, and it’s conservative Muslim nation ruled by a hereditary monarc..


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Global Journalist: Renewed Threat from Chemical, Biological Weapons


Published: Fri, 16 Jun 2017 03:34:06 +0000
Summary: In April, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's air force dropped bombs containing sarin nerve gas on a rebel area in northern Syria. Around 100 people were killed and hundreds more injured, including a number of children. The slaughter highlighted the renew..


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Global Journalist: Cuba, Pakistan Among Toughest Media Environments


Published: Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:37:30 +0000
Summary: On this week's program, a look at two of the most difficult places for independent journalism: Cuba and Pakistan. In Pakistan, journalists routinely face threats not only from the Taliban and other extremist groups but also from the government and intelli..


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Global Journalist: Women Kurdish Guerrillas Battle ISIS, Stereotypes


Published: Thu, 18 May 2017 21:48:23 +0000
Summary: Many groups around the world are involved in the battle against the Islamic State. But one group stands out: that’s a group of women guerrillas from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, who are battling the extremist group in Syria and Iraq. Their st..


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Global Journalist: Venezuela's Other Crisis – Drug Trafficking


Published: Fri, 05 May 2017 15:39:49 +0000
Summary: Venezuela may be mired in political and economic crisis. But governance in the country is also undermined by the involvement of senior government officials in the drug trade. Among those sanctioned or facing criminal charges in the U.S. are the country's ..


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Global Journalist: Indonesia's Rapid Deforestation


Published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:15:42 +0000
Summary: Indonesia has one of the world's largest remaining areas of tropical forest. From tigers and orangutans to Sumatran elephants, the forests support a stunning array of wildlife. They also soak up huge amounts of climate-warming carbon dioxide. But an area ..


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Global Journalist: Kenya Losing Battle With Corruption


Published: Fri, 14 Apr 2017 15:29:41 +0000
Summary: Kenya has long been one of the richest and most developed countries in Africa. But the country has a really big problem: corruption. Last year, the head of the country's anti-corruption commission said that one-third of the government's budget is lost to ..


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Global Journalist: Reviving North America's Endangered Languages


Published: Fri, 07 Apr 2017 02:48:25 +0000
Summary: Globalization has brought huge benefits to billions of people. One of its drawbacks has been the acceleration of the disappearance of many indigenous languages around the world. In North America, there are 278 different languages that are classified as vu..


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Global Journalist: Documentary tracks Syrians 'Losing Their Future'


Published: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 20:49:13 +0000
Summary: A number of documentaries have highlighted the gruesome violence against Syrians amid that country's civil war. But "The War Show," a new film that screened at this year's True/False Film Festival, highlights the emotional toll of the conflict on Syrian y..


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Global Journalist: Famine Stalks South Sudan, Somalia


Published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:25:36 +0000
Summary: The United Nations says that the world is facing the worst food crisis since World War II. Two of the hardest hit countries are in East Africa. In South Sudan, the UN has made its first formal famine declaration in six years. Meanwhile drought and conflic..


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Global Journalist: Ecuador Election Tests Correa Legacy


Published: Sat, 18 Mar 2017 17:40:31 +0000
Summary: A presidential run-off in the South American nation of Ecuador is shaping up as a referendum on the decade-long rule of leftist President Rafael Correa. Under Correa the government has used oil revenues to slash poverty, but his ruling PAIS Alliance has b..


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Global Journalist: Latin American Environmentalists Under Attack


Published: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 03:41:51 +0000
Summary: Earlier this year, a 51-year-old Mexican man named Isidro Baldenegro López was shot to death in Mexico’s Chihuahua state. Mr. López was a well-known environmental activist and advocate for the indigenous Tarahumara people. For years he had campaigned ..


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Global Journalist: Myanmar's Rohingya Face 'Ethnic Cleansing'


Published: Fri, 03 Mar 2017 16:32:12 +0000
Summary: Tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar in recent months amidst a campaign by the South Asian nation's military against the religious minority. Refugees have told rights groups and U.N. investigators of burned villages, summary executions ..


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Global Journalist: Zimbabwe After Mugabe


Published: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:13:02 +0000
Summary: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe recently turned 93, making him the oldest non-royal head of state in the world. But in his 37 years in power, he's become a caricature of the corrupt African dictator. Once one of the continent's wealthiest countries, Zi..


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Global Journalist: Gay Rights in China


Published: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 04:48:46 +0000
Summary: Homosexuality may not be illegal in China, but LGBT people in the world's most populous country often live their lives in the shadows. By one estimate, as many as 80 percent of the country's 20 million gay men marry women due to social pressure. The pheno..


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Global Journalist: The Business of Poaching


Published: Fri, 10 Feb 2017 03:33:07 +0000
Summary: Might your children or grandchildren someday live in a world without rhinoceroses or African elephants? The chances of that are probably higher than you might guess. There are just 350,000 elephants remaining on African savannas, one-tenth the number in 1..


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Global Journalist: Turkmenistan's Silent Election


Published: Fri, 03 Feb 2017 18:01:49 +0000
Summary: Most people outside of Central Asia know little about the gas-rich desert nation of Turkmenistan. The former Soviet Republic has virtually no independent media and just a handful of bookstores. Foreign journalists and scholars are rarely granted visas to ..


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Global Journalist: Amazonia's Last Uncontacted Tribes


Published: Thu, 26 Jan 2017 20:43:18 +0000
Summary: They survive by hunting and gathering in the forest or by cultivating gardens with handmade tools. In some cases, they don't wear clothing and speak languages that aren't understood by almost anyone else on Earth. In today's hyper-connected world, there a..


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Global Journalist: Rich Clarkson, Pioneering Sports Photographer


Published: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:28:32 +0000
Summary: Rich Clarkson is one of the founding fathers of modern sports photojournalism. Born in 1932, Clarkson's early photos of Wilt Chamberlain playing basketball at the University of Kansas in the 1950s were published in a new magazine called Sports Illustrated..


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Global Journalist: St. Louis Racial Divisions in Columnist's Spotlight


Published: Fri, 13 Jan 2017 04:12:19 +0000
Summary: The shooting death of Michael Brown and the ensuing riots in Ferguson, Mo. altered the course of Tony Messenger's career. Along with colleague Kevin Horrigan, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial writer was named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2015..


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Global Journalist: Liberia After Ebola


Published: Thu, 05 Jan 2017 22:07:12 +0000
Summary: A year ago the World Health Organization declared the Ebola epidemic in Liberia over. But though the immediate crisis may have passed, Liberia still faces huge challenges in recovering. Two devastating civil wars in the last 30 years destroyed much of the..


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Global Journalist: Politico's Canellos Speaks Out on 2016 Coverage


Published: Wed, 04 Jan 2017 16:27:05 +0000
Summary: At the time it seemed certain to fail. When two Washington Post reporters left the legendary paper to launch a start-up political website and free newspaper with publisher Robert Allbritton in 2007, many in the nation's capital were dismissive. Nearly a d..


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Global Journalist: 'Sherpa' Shows Everest's Inequities


Published: Thu, 22 Dec 2016 18:36:38 +0000
Summary: Sherpa guides and porters do much of the work of getting foreign hikers up Mt. Everest. But despite doing an incredibly dangerous job in a lucrative industry, they receive just a small fraction of the money $300 million annually generated by Everest exped..


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Global Journalist: Saudi executions rise despite criticism


Published: Fri, 09 Dec 2016 02:46:02 +0000
Summary: Even as the number of executions is set to hit a 25 year-low in the U.S., the use of the death penalty is on the rise globally. One country that is leading the rise is Saudi Arabia, which executed at least 158 people last year. Saudi Arabia's growing use ..


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Global Journalist: Ireland's Abortion Ban Under Pressure


Published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 03:14:10 +0000
Summary: President-elect Donald Trump has suggested that he’ll nominate U.S. Supreme Court justices that would overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark case that ended many abortion restrictions in the U.S. If he succeeds, some states might have laws like that in the ..


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Global Journalist: The Amazon's Last Uncontacted Tribes


Published: Fri, 25 Nov 2016 20:36:32 +0000
Summary: They survive by hunting and gathering in the forest or by cultivating gardens with handmade tools. In some cases, they don't wear clothing and speak languages that aren't understood by almost anyone else on Earth. In today's hyper-connected world, there a..


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Global Journalist: "Honor" Killings Under Fire


Published: Fri, 18 Nov 2016 17:10:45 +0000
Summary: About 5,000 women are killed each year in so-called "honor" killings around the world. These are crimes in which the victims, who are almost always female, are killed by family members - usually men - for bringing what they see as dishonor on the family. ..


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Global Journalist: Yemen War Fuels Humanitarian Crisis


Published: Fri, 11 Nov 2016 03:16:04 +0000
Summary: Civil war in Yemen has forced more than 3 million people from their homes and left millions more in need of food and other humanitarian aid. With the recent failure of UN-backed peace talks, the situation is unlikely to ease. On this edition of Global Jou..


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Global Journalist: Ethiopia's State of Emergency


Published: Fri, 04 Nov 2016 02:20:55 +0000
Summary: Until recently, Ethiopia has been hailed as an African success story. After a decade of strong economic growth, the country has begun to shed its image as a famine-struck wasteland. But repression by Ethiopia’s authoritarian government has sparked demon..


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Global Journalist: Reviving Colombia's Peace Process


Published: Fri, 28 Oct 2016 01:44:11 +0000
Summary: Colombia’s government and negotiators from the FARC guerrilla group spent four years negotiating a peace agreement backed by the U.N., Cuba and the U.S. President Juan Manuel Santos even won the Nobel Peace Prize for the effort. Then Colombian voters na..


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Global Journalist: Uzbekistan's Dictatorship at a Crossroads


Published: Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:04:44 +0000
Summary: The central Asian nation of Uzbekistan is known for its spectacular mosques, vast fields of cotton and immense natural gas reserves. It's also one of the world's most repressive police states, where the government reportedly once disposed of two political..


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Global Journalist: Duterte's Drug War in the Philippines


Published: Fri, 14 Oct 2016 15:25:13 +0000
Summary: The Philippines is in the midst of a spectacularly brutal war on drugs. The man behind it is the President Rodrigo Duterte, who took office June 30. In Duterte’s first seven weeks on the job, more than 1,800 people were killed by police or vigilante dea..


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Global Journalist: Grading Obama's Asian Pivot


Published: Fri, 07 Oct 2016 01:53:46 +0000
Summary: A key pillar of President Barack Obama's foreign policy has been the attempted "pivot to Asia." The idea was that under President Bush, the U.S. expended enormous resources fighting wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. That focus was a detriment to American rela..


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Global Journalist: Boko Haram Unbowed


Published: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:05:26 +0000
Summary: The Islamic State’s attacks in Europe earlier this year made headlines around the world. But there’s another terrorist group that by some estimates has killed more civilians over the past few years than ISIS. That’s Boko Haram in northern Nigeria, w..


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Global Journalist: Gay rights in the Arab world


Published: Fri, 23 Sep 2016 02:04:00 +0000
Summary: One of the hardest regions of the globe to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender is the Arab world. In Saudi Arabia and Yemen, the punishment for the crime of sodomy is death by stoning, and many other countries impose prison sentences. Also challengin..


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Global Journalist: Venezuela's Descent


Published: Fri, 16 Sep 2016 02:22:36 +0000
Summary: When you think of humanitarian crises, they’re usually caused by war or some natural disaster like a drought or earthquake. But in Venezuela today millions of people face shortages of food and medicines for a different reason: the spectacular mismanagem..


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Global Journalist: Uncovering Slave Labor in the Thai Fishing Industry


Published: Fri, 09 Sep 2016 15:59:25 +0000
Summary: Thailand is the world's third-largest exporter of seafood, shipping shrimp, tuna and other fish to supermarket chains and pet food companies in the U.S. and Europe. But a series of investigations by the Associated Press and other news agencies have highli..


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Global Journalist: Kenya Tries to Close the World's Largest Refugee Camp


Published: Fri, 02 Sep 2016 02:45:58 +0000
Summary: Picture a city of about 300,000 people - something the size of Tampa, Fla. or Riverside, Calif. Now picture all of those people in this city being told it’s being closed down and they have to move. That’s what the Kenyan government in East Africa is t..


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Global Journalist: Afghan Women's Rights


Published: Fri, 26 Aug 2016 02:53:48 +0000
Summary: Women's rights and opportunities have improved in Afghanistan over the past 15 years after the ouster of the Taliban. They're no longer required to wear the burqa and are again allowed to attend school and leave the house without a male relative. But as s..


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Global Journalist: Turkey's Purge


Published: Fri, 19 Aug 2016 02:09:58 +0000
Summary: The attempted military coup against Turkey's democratically-elected government last month was plenty alarming. But what's happened in the country since has many people worried as well. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government has arrested at least 6,00..


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Global Journalist: Fifty Years After China's Tumultuous Cultural Revolution


Published: Thu, 11 Aug 2016 19:29:48 +0000
Summary: Fifty years ago Chinese Premier Mao Zedong ignited the Cultural Revolution, one of the strangest and most controversial periods in China's history. The movement began out of Mao's concern the country was straying from Communist dogma. But it eventually be..


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Global Journalist: Trump's policies viewed warily overseas


Published: Fri, 05 Aug 2016 15:24:39 +0000
Summary: Republican nominee Donald Trump has commanded blanket media coverage since his run for U.S. president took off last year. But it's not just Americans who have been glued to their screens when Trump's face appears. Government leaders and ordinary people ar..


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Global Journalist: Getting the Olympics Right


Published: Fri, 29 Jul 2016 03:07:39 +0000
Summary: The road to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro games has been littered with problems. The threat of the Zika virus has seemingly every athlete and visitor worried. There have been reports of rampant crime and uninhabitable dormitories. And then th..


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Global Journalist: Ireland's Abortion Ban Under Pressure


Published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 03:14:10 +0000
Summary: President-elect Donald Trump has suggested that he’ll nominate U.S. Supreme Court justices that would overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark case that ended many abortion restrictions in the U.S. If he succeeds, some states might have laws like that in the ..


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Global Journalist: The Amazon's Last Uncontacted Tribes


Published: Fri, 25 Nov 2016 20:36:32 +0000
Summary: They survive by hunting and gathering in the forest or by cultivating gardens with handmade tools. In some cases, they don't wear clothing and speak languages that aren't understood by almost anyone else on Earth. In today's hyper-connected world, there a..


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Global Journalist: "Honor" Killings Under Fire


Published: Fri, 18 Nov 2016 17:10:45 +0000
Summary: About 5,000 women are killed each year in so-called "honor" killings around the world. These are crimes in which the victims, who are almost always female, are killed by family members - usually men - for bringing what they see as dishonor on the family. ..


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Global Journalist: Yemen War Fuels Humanitarian Crisis


Published: Fri, 11 Nov 2016 03:16:04 +0000
Summary: Civil war in Yemen has forced more than 3 million people from their homes and left millions more in need of food and other humanitarian aid.With the recent failure of UN-backed peace talks, the situation is unlikely to ease. On this edition of Global Jour..


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Global Journalist: Ethiopia's State of Emergency


Published: Fri, 04 Nov 2016 02:20:55 +0000
Summary: Until recently, Ethiopia has been hailed as an African success story. After a decade of strong economic growth, the country has begun to shed its image as a famine-struck wasteland. But repression by Ethiopia’s authoritarian government has sparked demon..


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Global Journalist: Reviving Colombia's Peace Process


Published: Fri, 28 Oct 2016 01:44:11 +0000
Summary: Colombia’s government and negotiators from the FARC guerrilla group spent four years negotiating a peace agreement backed by the U.N., Cuba and the U.S. President Juan Manuel Santos even won the Nobel Peace Prize for the effort. Then Colombian voters na..


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Global Journalist: Uzbekistan's Dictatorship at a Crossroads


Published: Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:04:44 +0000
Summary: The central Asian nation of Uzbekistan is known for its spectacular mosques, vast fields of cotton and immense natural gas reserves. It's also one of the world's most repressive police states, where the government reportedly once disposed of two political..


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