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‘For the Sake of’ song becomes anthem for protests in Iran


In the somber ballad, musician Shervin Hajipour sings of why Iranians are rising up in protest: “For dancing in the streets,” he intones. “For my sister, for your sister, for our sisters.”

Kim Jong-un and his generals cheer after the apparent launch of the Hwasong-17 long-range missile in March

Exclusive: North Korea’s monster fake out

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For journalists working under Taliban rule, there are ‘no guarantees,’ Afghan media network head says

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid shakes hand with a journalist after his first news conference, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021. 

Media matters: Part I

The Facebook logo and binary cybercodes are seen in this illustration dating to Nov. 26, 2019.

Turkey passes ‘draconian’ social media legislation

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Russian state-owned television station RT logo is seen through a window with caution tape in front of a building

Baltic ban on Kremlin-tied RT step toward dismantling ‘machinery of disinformation,’ says media expert


Latvia and Lithuania have banned Kremlin-tied RT television channels over links to Dmitry Kiselev, who is sanctioned by the EU for spreading propaganda about Ukraine. “The problem is that RT is a part of this infrastructure of propaganda,” media expert Solvita Denisa-Liepniece told The World’s Carol Hills.

A group of people sit around a table with laptops.

Exiled journalists in Germany find ‘hope’ with a magazine that speaks their language


When journalists flee their home countries, they lose their two most important tools: their native reporting language and their professional networks. Amal magazine, staffed by exiled journalists in Germany, is trying to change that.

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Ukraine’s public broadcasters want a free press. Can they survive the politics?


With a new president in power, parliamentary elections set for July and multiple, ongoing challenges to press freedom, the future of Ukraine’s public broadcaster remains unclear. 

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After public outcry, Russia drops case against journalist Golunov

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In a rare U-turn, anti-corruption journalist Ivan Golunov was released from house arrest Tuesday. Many say his detention under charges of alleged drug peddling was retaliation for his investigative anti-corruption reporting.

A group of Latina women in front of white boards pose for the camera

Latina Rebels turn to memes, humor to rethink media on hot-button issues

Latina Rebels want to take control of what it means to be a Latina in the US today. Using memes and Instagram stories, they are sparking debate about hot button issues, documenting their experiences and providing Latinx activists a platform to share their work.