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  • Understanding conflict-sensitive reporting practices in Kenya
    Professor and Crossings Senior Research Fellow Chris Chavez recently attended a UNESCO Conference on reporting in Nairobi, Kenya. Research fellow Emerson Malone spoke with Chavez on the role journalists can play when reporting conflict-sensitive subjects such as immigration, tribal and religious conflicts in the area. Part one of this series examines the challenges Kenyan journalists…
  • Hindus see increasing numbers and changing role in Ghana
    The largest religious populations in Ghana are represented by the Christian and Muslim faiths. But the fastest growing population in the country is the Hindu population, which is changing from both an increase in immigrants and a wave of newly converted Ghanians. Story reported and produced by Sravya Tadepalli.
  • Hindu prayer spaces in the Southern Willamette Valley forge new norms for religious practice
    Community members are providing spaces for the Hindu culture throughout the Southern Willamette Valley. Sravya Tadepalli speaks with those creating these spaces in places like their own backyards about the importance of providing a place for recitation, prayer and community in Oregon. Story reported and produced by Sravya Tadepalli.
  • As students endure travel ban, universities may hold the key to help
    This story originally aired in partnership with KLCC 89.7 FM during June 28 and 29.   President Donald Trump’s travel ban was upheld in the Supreme Court tuesday on a 5-4 decision. Those at the University of Oregon are adapting to life under the ban, but universities may hold the key to helping those seeking…
  • As opioid crisis worsens, North American physicians face a daunting problem
    The opioid crisis in America grew to record levels over the last decade, and Canada is also experiencing rising overdose rates throughout its provinces. In Eugene, Oregon, overdose rates and heroin possession have risen while in a city like Montreal, Quebec, there have been minor effects from the opioid crisis. Alec Cowan speaks with doctors…
  • Women at the University of Oregon create safe and equal space for prayer
    The Islamic call to prayer is rarely recited by a woman; in fact, it almost never is. While many Islamic schools of thought discourage women from leading prayer, women at the University of Oregon are disrupting that norm. The women's prayer space is the new brainchild of students and leaders at the university to create…
  • Lessons from Afghanistan -- Keeping journalists safe and promoting the youth in media
    Accra, Ghana -- The safety of journalists around the world was a prevalent theme at the 2018 World Press Freedom Day in Accra, Ghana. Posted around the conference hotel were posters featuring the faces of journalists killed in action, drawn in pencil, paint and pen. Just days before the conference, 10 journalists were killed by…
  • World Press Freedom Day plenary recap: What are the New Challenges to Press Freedom 27 Years after the Windhoek Declaration?
    Accra, Ghana -- The first plenary session at the World Press Freedom Day tackled the state of journalism 27 years after the Windhoek Declaration was signed. Listen to the panel of distinguished panelists from media giants around the world as they discuss the definition of journalism, the effects of censorship, the harassment of female journalists…