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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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Article: An oasis of peace and tolerance in Yucatán

In the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico, there’s a place which welcomes gay Indians who have AIDS. It’s an oasis of tranquility in an atmosphere of discrimination and intolerance.   by Luisa Fernanda López

Video: Tired of voting for rats? Vote for a cat!

He’s cute, furry and doesn’t belong to any political party. And in just a few days, Morris the cat has won the support of many Mexican voters who are fed up with their regular politicians.  

Video: Jennifer Perez: with silent understanding

The Wor(l)d is a series of short videos featuring spoken-word artists from around the world. Each week, RNW provides a space for young poets and rappers to share their take on our themes.

Article: RNW launches Love Matters in Kenya

My heart’s broken, will I ever be able to love again? ... If I’ve only had oral sex am I still a virgin? ... Is it true that using contraception can make me infertile?

Article: Ducks not tanks, says Yu, creator of Weibo's banned June 4th meme

Each year, as June 4 approaches, Chinese netizens get creative. Their purpose? To commemorate the Tiananmen protests in ways that can be understood by all but go undetected by the censors.

Video: Defending Gbagbo: insufficient evidence

Laurent Gbagbo is pleased by the ruling of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Gbagbo’s lawyer, Emmanuel Altit, has asked for the release of the former Ivorian president from the detention centre near The Hague.  

Article: Inside WeChat: The Future of China’s Hippest New App

China’s version of Whatsapp offers a free, popular way to communicate—but how much longer can the service remain free of costs and censorship?

Video: Defending Gbagbo: is there proof?

Is there sufficient evidence to try Laurent Gbagbo? The former of president of Ivory Coast is currently in detention, awaiting trial at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

Article: Children and the Chinese Dream

International Children’s Day passes largely unnoticed in Europe and America, but is still celebrated in many parts of Asia.

Video: Defending Gbagbo: the view from prison

What is life like for Laurent Gbagbo in prison? The former of president of Ivory Coast is currently in detention, awaiting trial at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

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