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Reporting on barriers that limit access to freedom of expression including illiteracy, poverty, discrimination and the digital divide.

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Is the university gender gap a barrier to free expression?

Is the university gender gap a barrier to free expression?

A lack of visibility of female academics at the University of Bristol – especially in the more scientific faculties – is in stark contrast to the number of undergraduates in the same subjects, Margot Tudor writes

LEADING STORIES

Venezuela: The bottom has a basement

Venezuela: The bottom has a basement

All over the world, education is a right. In Venezuela it is considered a privilege. Ambar de la Croux explores the reasons behind the country's street protests
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
Pakistan: Group declares laws against child marriage are “un-Islamic”

Pakistan: Group declares laws against child marriage are “un-Islamic”

The move has been slammed by a coalition of over a hundred Islamabad-based civili society organisations, who have labelled it a violation of Pakistani women’s and girls’ fundamental human rights. Zofeen Ebrahim 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