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Sherry Ricchiardi

Stories By Sherry Ricchiardi
Fall of Lenin statue highlights Ukraine tensions
By  • 20 May 2016
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 fall. At the time, the…
Amid conflict, South Sudan renews press offensive
By  • 13 July 2015
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 didn’t hesitate.…
President Xi's Great Firewall grows
By  • 10 February 2015
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…
Syria's 'Twitter jihad'
By  • 28 July 2014
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…
Journalists in troubled Pakistan province face disappearance, torture
By  • 17 April 2014
The tall, lanky reporter brushed away tears as he described the mangled bodies and anguished cries for help.  Shell-shocked survivors wandered aimlessly in the rubble left in the wake of a suicide bombing. Minutes after…
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