Across the Middle East, many w...

May 17, 2020 by

The coronavirus pandemic has once again exposed the dire state of women’s rights in the Middle East and North Africa and exacerbated...

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Banned for 30 years, Singapore...

May 15, 2020 by

“It’s almost as if the film is a time capsule into Singapore’s past.” For years, lead actor Peter Chong kept the...

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Life’s a beach: How COVID-19 i...

May 8, 2020 by

Albania’s tourism minister believes the season can be saved, but it will be a very different kind of season. Deckchair...

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COVID-19 diaries from Wuhan: W...

May 6, 2020 by

“It is natural for us to feel lucky that we stayed alive. However, what about our society? Will it have more respect for human...

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COVID-19 diaries from Wuhan: S...

May 4, 2020 by

“Even if you are courageous you are surrounded by walls made of glass. You try smashing through them, but they are always...

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COVID-19 in Palestine: Living ...

May 1, 2020 by

A deterioration of the political situation in Palestine could adversely impact the COVID-19 crisis and directly impact local...

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COVID-19 diaries from Wuhan: F...

Apr 24, 2020 by

A dog barking at the world outside. Photo credit: Guo Jing. Used with permission. The following post is the eighth in a series of...

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Beijing stages crackdowns on H...

Apr 22, 2020 by

Over a span of just five days, the city saw its legislature, judiciary, legal system and civil society come under threat. 15 key...

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Azerbaijanis required to send ...

Apr 14, 2020 by

The Azerbaijani government has tightened its quarantine restrictions, and now enlists mobile networks to manage public movement. Baku...

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COVID-19: Global coverage for ...

Apr 7, 2020 by

COVID-19, the disease caused by a previously unknown virus, has brought an unprecedented challenge to human societies and reshaped...

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The most critical lesson we’ve...

Apr 2, 2020 by

As COVID-19 continues to spread, there is pressure in Hong Kong to silence discussion of the disease and punish doctors who are...

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Tunes in the time of corona: A...

Mar 26, 2020 by

“A real diversity of music, very interesting, very organic…” Two Trinidadian podcasters seek to virtually unite...

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Classified data shows that Chi...

Mar 26, 2020 by

China Central Television reported that Chinese doctors were sharing their experience battling COVID-19 with the world via video...

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‘Protecting forests is crucial...

Mar 19, 2020 by

“If the forests are cut down, where are we going to get medicine?” A conversation with Levi Sucre Romero, Bribri leader...

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“Parental pin”: the Spanish fa...

Feb 25, 2020 by

The Spanish political party Vox is demanding the right to prevent their children from being educated about feminism, equality or...

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Chinese censorship demonstrate...

Feb 24, 2020 by

The website of Tencent Dajia and its WeChat public account disappeared from the internet Tencent Dajia, (also called We Tencent ...

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Chinese patriots retaliate onl...

Feb 10, 2020 by

To China’s dismay, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen commented on the incident by defending the country’s tradition of...

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Protests, internet shutdowns a...

Dec 27, 2019 by

Overall, our coverage in the past 12 months highlighted stories of protests and internet shutdowns from across the region. A roundup...

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New documentary charts the RuN...

Dec 23, 2019 by

Twenty-five years on, Andrey Loshak’s documentary series examines the ups and downs of Russia’s internet, from its...

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Hong Kong protest artwork: Yel...

Dec 9, 2019 by

“The exhibition ‘Yellow Objects’ is a mockery of the brutal and ruthless authority that refers to human being as...

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