Stories from 19 January 2017
Invitations went out over social media this week, informing journalists about inauguration festivities organized by the “White Star” art collective, which includes several prominent figures in Russia’s pro-Kremlin youth movement.
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“Unless the departing administration denies me a visa, I’ll be at the inauguration,” have turned out to be famous last words for the president of Republika Srpska.
On 16 January, the government banned the online edition of the country’s only independent newspaper al-Wasat, from "using electronic media tools".
"Memories of buying special clothes and fish, now it has all collapsed"
"This narrowed minded decision is not just a ban against the film but a decision against the freedom of expression and creativity in Bhutan."