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10 April 2019

Stories from 10 April 2019

Censored on WeChat: How a fatal bus accident in Chongqing symbolized China's ‘left turn’

Advox

Many people saw the bus accident, the result of a fight onboard, as an allegory of China's political turn in recent years.

Rumors of Russia's first ‘fake news’ case against a media outlet might just be fake news

RuNet EchoAdvox

Media were quick to suggest that a bogus yoga ban story could be the first victim of the Russia's 'fake news' law.

Four real-life locations that could have featured in Game of Thrones

As viewers gear up for one last dose of dynastic squabbling, political intrigue and looming supernatural doom, four actual locations that wouldn't be out of place on Westeros and Essos.

Will Albania's political crisis delay negotiations for accession to the European Union?

A wave of protests has gripped Albania only months before the European Council is due to announce whether or not it'll open accession talks. 

Philippine military and police execute 14 labor advocates and farmers in crackdown

More than 200 peasant leaders have been killed since Duterte came to power in 2016.

Hungarian state media are attacking a high school student who criticized government

Nagy has endured criticism of her intellect and even sexual harassment, with one pro-government media outlet calling her a "whore".

Censored on WeChat: Revelations of toxic ingredients in Hongmao medicinal liquor

Advox

Tan Qindong was arrested after revealing the presence of toxic herbs in a popular medicinal liquor. Posts about his ordeal were censored on WeChat.

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