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

Global Journalist

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

Most Recent Episodes

Global Journalist: 'Reverse' missionaries seek converts in Europe, U.S.

There are now nearly twice as many Christians in the Global South as there are in Europe and North America. As Christianity's center of gravity has shifted - so too is the flow of missionaries. Thousands of Christians from places like Brazil, Nigeria and South Korea - where Christianity was first brought by European and North American missionaries - are now traveling to Europe and North America seeking to convert the natives. On this edition of Global Journalist, a discussion about the growing

Global Journalist: Brazil's 'Trump of the Tropics'

He's called black activists "animals," said he'd rather that his son die than bring home a male lover and told one political opponent he would never rape her because she was "too ugly." Jair Bolsonaro is also Brazil's new president after capitalizing on fatigue with corruption and crime to ride a populist wave in last year's election. Vowing to eliminate socialism and political correctness, Bolsonaro has often drawn comparisons to U.S. President Donald Trump. On this edition of Global Journalist

Global Journalist: European Journalist Murders Highlight Impunity Risks

The killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in October generated days of international headlines. Unfortunately, when journalists are killed for their work their deaths rarely attract such attention. On this edition of Global Journalist, a look at the targeted killings of two investigative journalists in European democracies. At the time of their deaths, Slovakia's Ján Kuciak and Malta's Daphne Caruana Galizia were probing government corruption and the influence of Italian organized crime

Global Journalist: Countering Extremism in Central Asia

More people joined the Islamic State from former Soviet republics than from any other region outside the Middle East. On this special edition of Global Journalist, a look at what drew so many fighters from Central Asia to fight with the terror group in Syria – and what may become of them and their families as those who survived try to return. Joining the program is Noah Tucker, a senior editor at Radio Free Asia/Radio Liberty, who lead a months-long research and reporting project on the issue in

Global Journalist: Calvo-Roth Broke Barriers for Women Journalists

On this week's show, a look at the life of a pioneering female journalist. Fortuna Calvo-Roth was born in 1934 to a Jewish family in Paris, but was raised in Lima, Peru. There she fell in love with the news business during World War II - and came to admire American newspapers like the New York Times and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. So she left Peru and came to the Missouri School of Journalism in the 1950s, where she managed to graduate with honors at just age 19. Despite facing discrimination,

Global Journalist: How the Indy Star felled USA Gymnastics

It started with a story in the Indianapolis Star about executives at USA Gymnastics failing to forward allegations of sexual abuse against young gymnasts to law enforcement. That led to first one, then two, then a dozen and now hundreds to come forward with allegations of sexual abuse against gymnastics team physician Larry Nassar. Nassar was sentenced to up to 175 years of jail last year. The gymnastics' group's former CEO and a former trainer have also been arrested on separate charges. Facing

Global Journalist: Ukraine's displaced struggle amid forgotten war

Though it's receded from the headlines, the war in Ukraine grinds on nearly five years after it began. Among the hardest hit are the estimated 1.5 million people internally displaced by fighting between Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed forces. On a special edition of Global Journalist, we get an on the ground look at the lives of Ukrainians struggling to rebuild their lives after fleeing their homes. We also hear from a Ukrainian journalist and an American scholar on the prospects for some of

Global Journalist: Arab women seen changing rights' climate

In late June, the first Saudi women to legally drive a car in the kingdom started their engines and took off down the road. The lifting of Saudi Arabia's ban on female drivers was a step forward for women. But it's just one of a number of recent steps forward for women's rights in the Arab world. Countries like Tunisia, Jordan and Lebanon have passed laws ending legal loopholes that let rapists off the hook for marrying their victim. Some countries have rolled back exemptions for those who

Global Journalist: Peace Corps Spurred Career of New Yorker's Hessler

On this special edition of Global Journalist, an extended interview with award-winning foreign correspondent and author Peter Hessler. In 1996, the U.S. Peace Corps sent the Columbia, Mo. native to a city in central China to teach English at a teacher's college. During that period, few Westerners had spent much time in the city, and Hessler's experiences became fodder for his widely acclaimed 2001 memoir, "River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze." Hessler later returned to China and spent seven

Global Journalist: India's Toilet Boom

The the practice of outdoor defecation is a major cause of diarrheal diseases that kill about 2,200 children a day - more than die from HIV/AIDS, malaria or tuberculosis combined As of 2015, an estimated 900 million people relieved themselves outside, according to the UN. More than half of them – around a half billion people – were in India. In response, the Indian government launched what Bloomberg News called "the largest toilet-building campaign in human history." According to government

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