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Beijing, China
Beijing, China

Apple blocks app developed by Chinese activists and RNW

For almost two months, the FreeWeibo app offered readers an uncensored version of China’s most popular social media network, Sina Weibo. Thanks to a smart technological workaround, developed by


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Video: TEDx is coming to town

International peace and justice. Big concepts that RNW is committed to reporting on from a personal perspective, telling stories that make abstract concepts human.

Article: Twitter’s activist roots: How Twitter’s past shapes its use as a protest tool

Surprised when demonstrators from all over the world took to Twitter as a protest tool? Evan “Rabble” Henshaw-Plath, member of Twitter’s founding team, was not.

Article: Missing priest worked for reconciliation in Syria

Italian Jesuit priest Paolo Dall’Oglio, was working for reconciliation between Muslims, Christians, Alawites and Kurds when he went missing in northern Syria three weeks ago.

A prostitute in Durban, South Africa
Netherlands Netherlands Article: "I felt like a slot machine"

Article: "I felt like a slot machine"

Ange was 15-years-old when she ran away from home. She moved in with some friends and had to sell sexual favours to make ends meet.

Article: The Prince who never wanted to be king

Prince Johan Friso, the second son of Crown Princess Beatrix and Prince Claus, has died at the age of 44. The Prince had been in a coma since a skiing accident in Austria in February 2012.

Article: Taboo-breaking Love Matters wins international prize

RNW’s Love Matters project has won a major award for excellence and innovation from the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS).

Article: Mexico: self-censorship for survival

Journalists in Mexico are increasingly publishing their articles anonymously. Attaching your name to a report, an article or a picture is an obligation and a right. But doing so in Mexico can cost journalists their jobs or their lives.

Article: Noted Yemeni journalist appeals for release of kidnapped Dutch colleague

It’s now more than two weeks since the release of the only video of kidnapped Dutch journalist Judith Spiegel and her partner Boudewijn Berendsen.

Video: "We've consistently defended Internet freedom"

Over the past three years, the president of Costa Rica has been heavily criticised by her country's citizens. Many see Laura Chinchilla as the worst president in Latin America.

Article: Peace Prize winner calls for release of kidnapped "lovers of Yemen"

“If not for the sake of Judith, do it for the sake of Yemen's reputation which is getting worse each day the kidnap lasts.” Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkul Karman has added her voice to the growing number of Yemenis demanding

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