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02.04.2020

Belarusian women turn to self-defence in battle against domestic violence

Belarusian women turn to self-defence in battle against domestic violence

Written by Hanna Liubakova Wen-Do, the women’s self-defence technique, has a growing following in Minsk On an early Saturday morning some 15 women gather in one of the ubiquitous, grey, three-story buildings in the outskirts of Minsk, capital of Belarus. There are coffee and snacks… »

30.03.2020

Algeria’s crackdown on dissent persists with detention of journalists

Algeria’s crackdown on dissent persists with detention of journalists

Arresting journalists is a ‘pretext’ to punish and silence More than a year since the start of Algeria’s countrywide protest movement demanding political and economic reforms, the government continues to resort to repressive tactics to silence critics and journalists covering the protests. On March 15, a court in Algiers, the capital,… »

24.03.2020

Croatia’s earthquake risk disrupting partial lockdown amid COVID-19 outbreak

Croatia’s earthquake risk disrupting partial lockdown amid COVID-19 outbreak

A series of tremors hit the Croatian capital Zagreb on early Sunday morning on March 22, leaving at least 27 people injured, one critically, and widespread damage to old buildings in the historic center. The epicenter was registered at seven kilometers north of Zagreb at a 5.3… »

19.03.2020

St Petersburg firm creates online bar for self-isolating Russians

St Petersburg firm creates online bar for self-isolating Russians

As the country registers its first death, more Russians are staying indoors Written by Maxim Edwards A resourceful Russian firm has launched a bar to allow lonely extroverts some relief from self-isolation — online. Increasing numbers of Russians are opting for self-isolation after confirmed coronavirus cases rise steeply. At… »

12.03.2020

‘Comfort women’ documentary generates worldwide interest—and a lawsuit against its director

‘Comfort women’ documentary generates worldwide interest—and a lawsuit against its director

‘Shusenjo’ focuses on the competing historical narratives about the issue A project by a graduate student intended to explore the issue of sex slavery organized by Japanese forces in Second World War has resulted in a documentary popular in Japan and beyond — and has also ignited a lawsuit, plus… »

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