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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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Belgium Belgium Video: My Ivory Coast

Video: My Ivory Coast

The war in Ivory Coast not only caused destruction and division, it also produced beautiful things. Like this song, My Ivory Coast, performed by Dobet Gnahoré and Manou Gallo.

Article: Che Guevara lives on among Latin America’s youth

It is exactly 85 years ago that Ernesto Guevara, better known as Che Guevara or simply as el Che, was born, on 14 May 1928, in the Argentinian city of Rosario.

Netherlands Netherlands Article: Salafism and Dutch democracy

Article: Salafism and Dutch democracy

Many young Dutch Muslims are attracted to the fundamentalist Salafi movement. Anthropologist Ineke Roex has been researching the attitudes of the movement’s followers to democracy.

Article: Chinese sexologist sparks debate on prostitution

China’s mainstream TV channels are prudish about sex, thanks to official censorship. But this doesn’t mean sex isn’t talked about – just that the discussion goes online!

World Press Freedom Day 2013
Netherlands Netherlands Article: Pressing for Freedom

Article: Pressing for Freedom

Today, 3 May, is World Press Freedom Day, and this year the UN-led campaign is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Video: SHE: a glossy magazine in South Sudan

SHE magazine is filled with women's stories. It's written and edited by women. And it's made in South Sudan. In this video, we meet the journalists who make it happen.  

Video: Does Holland need a monarchy?

On Tuesday, April 30, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicated in favour of her son, Prince Willem-Alexander.

Rules and regulations of the protest areas in Amsterdam, RNW
Netherlands Netherlands Article: A fundamental right to protest

Article: A fundamental right to protest

The city of Amsterdam has set aside six areas for demonstrations on April 30th, when the new Dutch king Willem-Alexander will be inaugurated.

Article: The front row's for us: stories from Yemen's National Dialogue

It's a Friday afternoon and Baraa Shaiban (28), Somaia Al Hosam (30) and Khaled Obali (37) have a day off. We meet at Coffee Corner, their usual hang-out during and after Yemen’s uprising.

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