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For defectors, getting out of North Korea is only part of the problem

For defectors, getting out of North Korea is only part of the problem

An inside look into the often forgotten struggles of those who have escaped the brutal regime

Chinese tourists are inadvertently reporting on the Tibetan struggle

Chinese tourists are inadvertently reporting on the Tibetan struggle

While Tibetans face fierce internet restrictions, Chinese tourists appear to be breaching “the great Firewall of China” by sharing holiday snaps with friends back home. Alastair Sloan reports

China’s suprise freedom of speech crackdown on WeChat

China’s suprise freedom of speech crackdown on WeChat

WeChat was the darling of the Chinese start-up scene, the sexy competitor to Weibo domestically, and Twitter and WhatsApp, on the global stage. That was until China cracked down, Alastair Sloan reports

“Insidious” self-censorship rife in Hong Kong

“Insidious” self-censorship rife in Hong Kong

Many media workers believe that the recent stabbing of a newspaper editor is message for Hong Kong-based journalists to beware criticising Beijing, Jemimah Steinfeld reports.

Eight women who fought for freedom of expression in the last year

Eight women who fought for freedom of expression in the last year

On International Women's Day, we salute all the women around the world who stand up for freedom of expression

China: The unsettling and bizarre spectacle of televised confessions

China: The unsettling and bizarre spectacle of televised confessions

Suspects being made to "confess" to crimes live on air, is making even the most influential scared to speak out, writes Alastair Sloan

10 countries where Facebook has been banned

10 countries where Facebook has been banned

Today Facebook turns 10. But over the past decade a wave of politicians around the world have clamped down on the social media site, banning access to it in their countries

China: Suppression of religious freedoms in Xinjiang continues

China: Suppression of religious freedoms in Xinjiang continues

The Chinese Communist Party continues to develop expansive legal and political frameworks that repress the cultural and religious freedoms of its Uyghur population in Xinjiang province. Ahmed W Khan reports

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