Russian Student Journalists Sentenced Over Freedom of Assembly Video

Fourth EstateArmen Aramyan, Natasha Tyshkevich, Alla Gutnikova, and Volodya Metelkin of the student news site DOXA

A Moscow court on April 12 sentenced four former editors of independent student-led news outlet DOXA to two years of “correctional labor” over a video in which they defended young Russians’ freedom of assembly. The court ruled that the three-minute …

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Hong Kong Government Accuses The Economist Magazine of Bias

Hong Kong’s government has accused the Economist magazine of being biased after publishing an article about the city’s recent Legislative Council election. The Economist article detailed how the Dec. 19 city election was vetted so only “patriots” could run for …

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Jimmy Lai and Staff Face New Sedition Charges

Hong Kong prosecutors have filed a ‘seditious publications’ charge against jailed media tycoon Jimmy Lai on Tuesday. The additional sedition charge accused Lai of conspiracy to print, publish, sell and distribute “seditious publications” between April 2019 and June 24, 2021. …

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Fashion Magazine Elle Bans Animal Fur in All Its Titles

Fashion magazine Elle announced on Dec. 2 that it has pledged to ban the promotion of animal fur in all its editorial and advertising content worldwide. At the 2021 Voices conference organized by The Business of Fashion publication in Oxfordshire, …

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‘Afghan Girl’ from National Geographic Magazine Cover Evacuated to Italy

Sharbat Gula, the green-eyed “Afghan Girl” from the 1985 National Geographic magazine cover, has received refugee status from the Italian government. “Afghan citizen Sharbat Gula has arrived in Rome,” the Presidency of the Council of Ministers in Italy said in …

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