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Media repression series: Internet in Belarus

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Frozen river in Belarus. Photo: public domain

Strong Russian influence and an increasingly paranoid and controlling government, amid the ever spreading tentacles of the Internet, make for a difficult life for netizens in Belarus.

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Botswana: founded on interracial love

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"The romance of Seretse and Ruth was one of the great love stories of the world," Tanzania's Julius Nyerere has been quoted as saying. Watch their tale unfold on screen, and how it relates to Botswana's statehood, Monday at Regina Palast. Original photo of the couple used in the movie "A United Kingdom" and related publicity.

“The romance of Seretse and Ruth was one of the great love stories of the world,” Julius Nyerere reportedly said. Watch their tale unfold – and how it relates to Botswana’s statehood – in “A United Kingdom,” playing at Leipzig cinemas.

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Orbán and Le Pen: breaking the EU’s cordon sanitaire?

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Empires don’t fall by peripheries breaking away; their downfall comes when the core melts.

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Reclaiming one’s German heritage

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On a personal level, I can now feel the profound healing of knowing and owning my identity, as well as not having any divisions of our homeland coming in between the sides of my family.

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Robin Abramovic, the artist with he(art)

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“When you only produce art to please people, it ceases to be authentic.”

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No more racists: is that like whistling in the wind?

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Emmett Til, the face that launched the Civil Rights Movement.

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