Stories from 8 July 2020
Russian journalist avoids jail term for ‘justifying terrorism’ – and fears a new assault on press freedoms
While her conviction remains in force, Svetlana Prokopyeva has avoided a prison sentence. The verdict was a silver lining in a new wave of arrests and criminal cases against journalists.
"To this day I haven't received his tests. The paperwork said that he died from the corona [virus]. No ventilators were available."
Bolivian ministries, news media and students advocate the healing properties of plants
Local demand for circumvention tools is surging amid fears that a China-style "Great Firewall" is in the offing.
The Vilina Vlas hotel hosted unspeakable crimes during Bosnian War in the 1990s. But it is still being billed as a haven for family breaks.
An interview with the first transgender congresswoman in Venezuela reveals legal battles for transgender people in the country.
While Uyghurs have for centuries celebrated male bonding and cultural transmission in a ritual of music and conversations, China is now banning the original concept of the tradition.
"We owe thanks to this wonderful continent that allows us not only to exist but also to give lessons, even if some people want to push us into the corner."