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5 September 2015

Stories from 5 September 2015

Inside the Trial of Zone9 Bloggers: 16 Months and Counting

Advox

The Zone9 bloggers' trial continues, with relatives prevented from documenting the proceedings, and frequent adjournments in court obstructing the progress of justice. Read Endalk Chala's latest report.

A Syrian Refugee Wants to Crowdfund His Own Restaurant in Brazil

Syrian refugee Talal Al-Tinawi is making his new Brazilian dream come true by crowdfunding to open a Syrian-Lebanese restaurant to share his love for cooking with the locals.

An ‘Appeal to Affection and Empathy’: Barcelona's Mayor Wants Spain’s Cities to Welcome Refugees

Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau's idea to create a network of refuge-cities for refugees has become a real-life plan after a Facebook comment went viral.

The Privilege of My Canadian Passport Weighs Heavy As the Refugee Crisis Unfolds

The Bridge

Passport privilege is perhaps the most valuable thing in the middle of the unfolding refugee crisis. Should a document be able to determine life or death in this world?