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14 September 2021

Stories from 14 September 2021

Chinese soft power in Kyrgyzstan grows through culture and language

Still looking to publicize its language and culture in Central Asia, China is using the instrument of Confucius Institutes to strengthen its soft power in Kyrgyzstan

Russia blocks popular website for worker complaints

Antijob, an online database of anonymous complaints about Russian employers, has been blocked by censors following a defamation case brought by a Moscow real estate firm.

In Georgia, a taxi service for women by women

A new taxi service in Georgia, called TaxiWoman is promising safe journeys as it will serve only women, with women drivers behind the wheel.

Dalit erasure, or how Rolling Stone India failed to demonstrate diligent storytelling

A special cover by pop culture magazine Rolling Stone India and music platform Majjaa carrying interviews of singers Dhee and Vincent de Paul stirred controversy and widespread displeasure.

China-funded Kaliwa dam in the Philippines flagged for irregularities

"Indigenous Peoples should not be sacrificed on the altar of development aggression, which would just benefit big businesses and Chinese investors."

Diverging narratives on the Belt and Road Initiative in Greece and China

After years of investment in the port, information on the hurdles that China’s BRI is facing in Greece differs across the language of the media reporting it.

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