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In 2009, the bruised body of crime reporter Bladimir Antuna was recovered in the city of Durango, Mexico, with a note: “This happened to…

This silicone baby was used by reporter…

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Dressed in bright floral shirts, the murderers arrive. Anas – tall, thin, and slightly stooped – crosses the courtyard to greet them. The…

In Sierra Leone, Patrick Lahai reported…

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Sierra Leone's 1996 elections arrived in the middle of the country’s 11-year civil war. The winner, Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, campaigned under…

This radio was hand-built by 16-year-old…

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Across the world, radio is the medium that reaches the widest audience, with 2 billion receivers in use and nine out of 10 people tuning…

In Bangladesh, rickshaw-mounted…

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Wobbling in the middle of a deserted intersection in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, the distant figure of television journalist Ali…

This pamphlet, found in Tahrir Square…

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In 2000, Serbian police apprehended a rogue oil barrel and hauled it away for having then-president Slobodan Milosevic’s face painted on…

Russian state media counted 7,000 people…

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Two of Russia’s three major television channels are controlled by the Russian government. The third, NTV, is owned by Russian energy…

Since Vladimir Putin first became president…

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After two years of diving for evidence of the city of Phanagoria in the Taman Gulf, Russia, archaeologists could only come up with…

Kim Jong-un is rumored to have…

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In one year of rule, Kim Jong-un has shown himself to be a forward-looking Supreme Leader, encouraging North Korea’s first successful…

North Koreans found out about…

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“Citizens are guaranteed freedom of speech and of the press,” says Article 67 of the North Korean constitution. Nobody believes it. No…