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Lakshna Mehta

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China's Cultural Revolution at 50
By  • 16 June 2016
Fifty years ago Chinese Premier Mao Zedong ignited the Cultural Revolution, one of the strangest and most controversial periods in China's history. The movement began out of Mao's concern the country was straying from Communist…
Gay magazine editor slain in Bangladesh
By , • 2 May 2016
A founder of Bangladesh's first and only gay magazine has been hacked to death in the capital Dhaka along with a friend, part of a wave of killings of liberal and secular bloggers and activists…
Brother of slain Syrian journalist attacked in Turkey
By , • 17 March 2016
A Syrian journalist whose brother was killed in a suspected attack by the Islamic State in October has escaped an attack in southeastern Turkey. Ahmed Abd al-Qader, the director of the Syrian news website Eye…
Five arrested in India after threats to TV anchor
By , • 9 March 2016
Police in the south Indian state of Kerala have arrested five people from a right-wing Hindu nationalist group after a wave of threatening telephone calls to a local television news anchor. Sindhu Sooryakumar, an anchor…
Iran releases Kurdish journalist jailed since 2013
By  • 15 December 2015
Iran has released an ethnic Kurdish journalist convicted two years ago on charges of collusion against the government and propaganda against the Islamic regime. Masoud Kordpour, a freelance journalist whose work had appeared on the…
Brazilian radio host killed after receiving threats
By  • 16 November 2015
A Brazilian radio journalist was killed in the early hours of Nov. 10, making him the fourth journalist to be killed this year in Brazil. Israel Gonçalves Silva had just dropped his children off to school when…
Vietnam police detain six over web videos
By , • 29 September 2015
Six journalists and activists working for an independent news service were detained for several hours by Vietnamese police after airing news videos about human rights violations. The journalists, who work for the newly-launched independent news service Luong…
Egypt releases al-Jazeera journalists after criticism
By , • 28 September 2015
After spending a year and a half in and out of Egyptian prisons, two al-Jazeera journalists have been released after receiving a presidential pardon. They were released  on the eve of the Islamic festival of Eid…
Consequences for Kazakhstan's critical journalists
By  • 8 June 2015
Criminal libel suits, website blocking remain common. If you didn’t hear about Kazakhstan’s national election in April, you’re not alone. Even inside the central Asian country, the poll was barely covered by the media. As…
Chinese journalist sentenced for leaking 'state secrets'
By  • 19 April 2015
A Chinese journalist has been sentenced to seven years in prison by a Beijing court after being convicted of publishing a secret Communist Party document. Freelance journalist Gao Yu, 71, was convicted and sentenced April…
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