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Three days behind bars for the ‘crime’ of journalism: Diary of a Nigerian journalist

Investigative journalist Samuel Ogundipe spent three days in detention on spurious charges and was denied access to his lawyer. Now free on bail, he is telling his story.

Under Austria's right-wing government, ‘ethical’ principles for journalists could hijack media rights

If the current draft is adopted as it stands, it will provide for an extra layer of strict control that aims to silence the critique and dissent.

After Facebook ban, Myanmar military accounts are moving to Russian social media site VKontakte

"...they are now spreading their hate freely on the site without any moderation."

A path to independence paved with marijuana

"Trinidad and Tobago is well positioned to harness the immense technical capacity and infrastructure of this oil and gas producing nation to become a leader in a CARICOM-wide cannabis industry."

“What followed horrified us beyond our wildest imaginations”: an eyewitness account of the Bangladesh student protests

"Young Bangladeshis like me are tired of fearing for our lives on the roads—fearing being run over simply because the driver values making money more than human lives."

In the Caribbean's carnival capital, a Pride parade makes its debut

"What really upsets religious leaders is the fact that there are gay people in this country and we are not ashamed."

Is Western media biased against China? (Part Two)

China has claimed that Western media is biased against China. We tested that claim using two data analysis tools.

Is Western media biased against China? (Part One)

China has claimed that Western media is biased against China. We tested that claim using two data analysis tools.

Rising star footballer is among more than a million Uyghurs sent to Chinese ‘re-education’ camps

More than one million Uyghurs in China's Xinjiang province have been sent to re-education camps to unlearn and correct their religious and political views.

Taiwanese and Vietnamese activists are working together to pursue justice for the victims of the Vietnam marine life disaster

"This is the pain of Taiwanese. If we experience this kind of pain, we should not then inflict it on Vietnam."

Who are China's political prisoners? A human rights assessment, 29 years after Tiananmen

On the anniversary of the deadly crackdown on the Tiananmen Square protests, an overview of China's political prisoners from 1981 to 2017.

Empty Nets Syndrome: How young fishing families on Cambodia's Mekong are struggling to survive

For young parents from Cambodia's Cham fishing community, the river-based lifestyle led by their ancestors for 4,000 years is beginning to lose some of its appeal.

A European Union-Supported Rap Video Tries to Persuade Young Guineans Against Migrating

"It’s about poverty, the lack of opportunities...That is why young people find it more risky to stay at home...They say: 'I would rather die on the sea than stay here.'"

On Pakistani Activist Raza Khan, Four Months After His Disappearance

"How could a man who never raises his voice, hardly argues, politely manages disagreements, and has not hurt any being pose a threat? What would anyone gain from his disappearance?"

The Dystopian Reality of Being an ‘Accidental American’

"In this dystopian world, you occupy a special place... You've never had any relationship or communication with the US authorities. You don’t have any US paper except your birth certificate."

Hitting a Low Point in the Low Countries

"But I’ve also become Dutch in more insidious ways."

Encounters with Caribbean Genius: Derek Walcott, Wilson Harris, Aubrey Williams

"So much to praise and cherish forever as long as forever ever lasts." A celebrated Caribbean writer on three of his contemporaries.

What Bitcoin, Tulip Mania and the Nigerian Stock Market Have in Common

"Though tulips had no practical use and lacked fragrance and medicinal value, at the height of tulip mania investors sold their homes to purchase a single bulb. Sound familiar?"

How Apple is Paving the Way to a ‘Cloud Dictatorship’ in China

Now Apple that has kowtowed to the CCP, how long will other tech companies be able to resist the pressure?

A Victim of Police Brutality in Myanmar Seeks Justice While Confronting Racist Comments on Social Media

Hate speech comments attacking the complainant based on his facial appearance, skin color, and ethnic identity became more prominent than the original issue of police brutality.

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