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5 June 2017

Stories from 5 June 2017

Artists and Writers Celebrate the Work of Missing Syrian Developer Bassel Safadi

Advox

"I’ve lived all my life dreaming of Freedom, and Bassel taught me to embrace it. I feel overwhelmed when I mention his name."

Digital Guerrillas Bring Down Russian State Censor's Website

RuNet EchoAdvox

How hackers tricked Internet service providers into blocking the state censor's website.

In Face of Government and Military Pressure, This Pakistani Newspaper Stood Tall

An explosive news story has resulted in several government officials losing their jobs and a newspaper being intimidated, revealing Pakistani state and military officials' limited regard for press freedom.

Small Farmers in Madagascar Say Chinese Investors Forced Them to Sell Their Land for Dirt Cheap

"Is there anything that regular people like us can do to protect our land? We air complaints to...the media or on social media, but no one dares to stand up."

To Resign or Not: Two Attorneys Make Their Case on the ‘No Confidence’ Vote Against Trinidad & Tobago's Chief Justice

"A key moment in the pursuit of accountability" or "the relentless and highly publicized calls by a few for [the chief justice] to go"? Hear both sides of the argument.

An Exiled Tycoon Rattles China's Politics With His Corruption Exposés

"Chinese people have become so numb to politics that they will just be onlookers unless their own interests are involved."