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Stories about United Kingdom

Fearing the national security law, Hongkongers say farewell to their home city

"In Hong Kong, it is a crime to be young. My daughter, after a few years, would be in high school. I don’t want to see her getting arrested."

Julian Assange supporters rally to defeat extradition to United States

"The extradition to the US of a publisher and journalist, for engaging in journalistic activities while in Europe, would set a very dangerous precedent."

The implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for the environment

"If suddenly, skies are more blue, and citizens breathe more freely, they realize a more healthy and sustainable life is within reach."

Is Namibia walking a fine line between Chinese and European spy technology?

Namibia denies accusations that it is building an internet war chest to effortlessly check up on its domestic critics.

Groundswell of support to free Julian Assange around February extradition hearing

"Don’t be fooled: Julian Assange is a journalist, not a hacker, and the US wants to make his work—national security journalism—a crime"

An interview with Roger Robinson, winner of the 2019 T.S. Eliot Prize in poetry

Roger Robinson's poetry collection explores the theme of paradise, with topics ranging from London's tragic Grenfell Tower fire to the Windrush controversy, presented in bold, raw, and honest ways.

Parody song remembers Eastern European fighters in WWII's Battle of Britain

Historians say that, without the help of Eastern European soldiers, Britain would not have beaten Nazi Germany.

Pseudoscientific racial theories by discredited British psychologist keep going viral in the Balkans

The cyclical spread of pseudoscientific notions about IQs based on race or ethnicity taps into pre-existing stereotypes as well as it reinforces them in this region.

Dear European Commission: Don't let political parties use our data to manipulate the vote

Rather than protecting individuals’ rights, exceptions to the GDPR in some countries are limiting freedom of expression, eroding privacy, and abetting the spread of disinformation.

The repatriation of African artifacts to countries of origin is tricky business

Many of Africa's "stolen artifacts from colonial times were generally given or donated to French public collections. Thus, these artworks ... have become a property of the French state."

Why Bahrain's ‘torture prince’ can still visit the U.K. despite calls for his arrest

Despite allegations that Bahrain's Nasser Bin Hamad personally took part in torturing protesters, he has repeatedly traveled to the UK where he faces calls for his arrest.

DigiGlot Newsletter: Welsh-language rock music finds a place on streaming music platforms

Rising Voices' DigiGlot Newsletter provides a summary of initiatives, discussions, and breakthroughs related to the intersection of languages and technology around the world..

Introducing DigiGlot, a newsletter about languages and tech

This is the first publication of DigiGlot,a biweekly collaborative newsletter examining how indigenous, minority, and endangered language communities are adopting and adapting technology for their own needs.

British national urges UK to ban Chinese state TV over role in forced confession

The complaint was filed mere weeks before's CCTV's opening of its European hub in Chiswick Park in London.

On contemporary art in the Balkans: An interview with Jon Blackwood

"When so many citizens have to focus so much of their effort on just survival, it’s little surprise that people have lost the habit of going to art galleries..."

Sarajevo awards honorary citizenship to UK heavy metal star Bruce Dickinson

Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickenson is granted honorary citizenship for the moral support he gave the people of Sarajevo during a 1994 visit to the besieged city.

His world was what it was: the enigma of V.S. Naipaul

"There are books of Naipaul’s I hope never to read again, and books of his without which I can’t understand the world I was born into."

What will it take to #savetheinternet in Europe? The view from Romania

Copyright proposals being pushed by European governance bodies must take into account the nature and potential uses of networked digital technology.

‘Peppa Pig’ has gotten too naughty for China's censors

A subculture connecting the cartoon character “Peppa Pig” with “Shehuiren”, a term that refers to organized crime syndicates, has resulted in a muddy puddle for the popular porker.

China Central Television backs Russian version of the Syrian crisis, saying chemical attacks were staged

Russia claims the Syrian chemical attacks were staged; China's state media echoes that narrative, but not everyone is buying into it.

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