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11 April 2016

Stories from 11 April 2016

Abu Majid, Syrian Visionary

The Bridge

"His vision was of a democratic Syria that ensures the freedom of all its people. This was his charge. This was his crime."

‘I Don't Want to be Burned Alive’: A Doctor’s Account of the US Airstrike That Destroyed MSF Hospital in Afghanistan

The Bridge

"The things that were constant in my nightmares were the roaring sound and panels of wood crashing down on us. And screams. Mine."

Under Brazil's Cybercrime Bill, Social Media Sites Could Become ‘Permanent Agents of Vigilance’

Advox

"If somebody insults a politicians on a social media platform, the platform will be obligated to remove the content in a maximum of 48 hours."

Japanese Social Media Goes Gaga Over Anime-Style English Textbook

"After her middle school entrance ceremony today, my daughter came home with her new English textbook. Ellen Sensei is totally cute!"

Iranian Blogger Struggles for Health and Freedom After 18 Days on Hunger Strike

Advox

Anti-censorship activist and blogger Hossein Ronaghi Maleki has been on hunger strike since March 26, and his health is deteriorating rapidly.