Fall of Lenin statue highlights Ukraine tensions

Soviet symbols still elicit division in Ukraine Upon arrival in the gray, industrial city of Zaporizhia in March, rumors were swirling: Ukraine’s largest remaining statue of Vladimir Lenin was slated to...

Amid conflict, South Sudan renews press offensive

New nation's "minister of confrontation" seeks to silence alternative views Juba, South Sudan – When the invitation came to speak at a 2015 World Press Freedom Day conference in this war-ravaged nation, I...

President Xi’s Great Firewall grows

By blocking VPNs, Beijing has made evading censors harder Guilin, China -- During a recent visit to this tourist haven on the Li River, we ran head on into the Internet clampdown that has been making...

Syria’s ‘Twitter jihad’

Social media is hardly immune from the fog of war. For the first time in history, a full-blown conflict is playing out on social media. Citizens on the scene and combatants themselves are the driving force...