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1 April 2017

Stories from 1 April 2017

A Brazilian Judge Demands a Blogger's Sources, Testing the Limits of Media Freedom

Advox

Judge Sergio Moro later reversed his decision, but the action highlighted the weakness of the legal protection mechanisms of citizen journalists in Brazil.

Happy April Fool’s Day from the Russian Embassy

RuNet Echo

It's April Fool's Day, and the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs brought its A-game.

‘Why Can’t I Kiss My Girlfriend in Public?’ The Story of an Armenian Queer Woman

A queer woman reveals her life story and shares her stubborn struggle for lesbian emancipation in a homophobic patriarchal society.

They’re Terminally Ill, Learning to Cope With Death, and Doing Standup Comedy

Caring for a terminally ill person is a stressful challenge for everyone involved. The Indian Association of Palliative Care is using comedy to share some life with the dying.

Ready your Vaseline and face mask—it's hay fever season in Japan

It is estimated that 1 in 4 of Japan’s population of 123 million people suffer from hay fever. Why are pollen allergies so common in Japan?

Inside the Organisation That's Way, Way More Worried About Fake News Than You

The Bridge

The rising tide of fakery in global media threatens the very core of their existence.

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