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12 July 2017

Stories from 12 July 2017

Myanmar’s Challenging Media Landscape, in Cartoons

Advox

Cartoons published by The Irrawaddy over the course of four years— from 2014 to 2017—reflecting the media milestones and hardships experienced in Myanmar.

A Syrian Artist From the Israeli-Occupied Golan Heights Explores Identity and Humanity in His Work

“I was motivated because I’m born undefined — and I’m still undefined — but I came to understand myself more through understanding others."

As Ethnic Hate Speech Rises, Nigerian Writers Push Back

Advox

The confusion has been exacerbated by the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari who has been on medical leave in London since May, leaving behind a divided nation.

Human Rights Defenders Are Still Behind Bars in Turkey

Advox

In a tweet on behalf of their staff, Amnesty International recalled their efforts to protect (Turkish President) Erdogan when he was arrested in 1998 during a stint as Istanbul's mayor.

Japan Celebrates Day Devoted to Sticky, Aromatic Cultured Soy Beans

On Monday, July 10, Japan feted its favorite food made from cultured soy beans: natto.

A Hong Kong Businessman Sparks Backlash After Blaming Muslims for His Restaurant's Failure in Malaysia

"How come [a nearby dim sum restaurant] has not been suffered from a lack of customers because of Muslim pork-less food culture?" one citizen journalist questioned.