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19 December 2016

Stories from 19 December 2016

Chinese Authorities Are Burying Their Heads Not in Sand, But in Smog

"The problem of the smog has been solved!...We have deleted all posts about the smog, banned people from wearing masks and arrested those who wrote about the smog!”

Educators Respond to Plans to Expand Orthodox Education in Russian Schools

RuNet Echo

The proposed course was designed to replace the existing religion curriculum entirely, leaving parents without control over their children’s religious education.

Ode to Fallen Dreamers: Syria's Young Revolutionaries

The Bridge

Palestinian revolutionary Budour Hassan remembers the Syrian Revolutionary Youth who chanted for bread, freedom and social justice.

In Addition to Innovation, Journalism Needs Trusted Communities

The Bridge

A friend donates part of a grant to Global Voices, because "infrastructure, communities and trust take a long time to build—and without support, those gains can all too quickly disappear."