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2016 Special Coverage

Sleeping or Dead: Dispatches from the Syrian Prison System

“Sleeping or Dead” is a six-part series by activist Sarmad Al Jilane about his experiences in Syrian prisons.

The Bizarre and Historic US Presidential Election

“Americans have found themselves in such a tricky situation that I’ve even started to feel a little bit sorry for them.”

Pokémon Go Isn't All Fun and Games

The game has touched on issues of censorship, politics and religion in countries like Iran, Japan, China and Russia.

Joy, Disappointment and Injustice at the 2016 Rio Olympics

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games weren't just a story of winning and losing in sport.

El Niño Takes Its Toll on Southeast Asia

Millions of farmers are now without their livelihoods, exacerbating poverty and food insecurity in rural areas.

Ethiopian Protesters Endure Brutality and Censorship Amid Land Struggle

At least 140 peaceful protesters have died since the demonstrations began.

How to Conduct Open-Source Research on the Russian Internet

There are more Internet users in Russia than any other European country, yet no detailed guides available to guide non-Russian speakers—until now.

Streams of Refugees Seek Sanctuary in Europe

More than 211,000 people have arrived by sea in 2016. About 70% of them come from Syria, Afghanistan or Iraq.

Iran, as Told by Iranian Journalists and Writers

A series of interviews with Iranian “bridge figures” who are passionate about explaining their often misunderstood country to the world.

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