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Media repression series: Ukraine calling

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Yevhen Hershov writes about media repression in Ukraine in the 2010s; published as part of a LeipGlo series on the theme.

How much has Ukraine really changed after Euromaidan? We hear from a young Ukrainian studying media, society and international relations at Leipzig and Wroclaw universities.

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Stellenbosch’s fortified mental juice

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Stellenbosch has been a fascinating place to spend a study period - for both its pretty and ugly bits. And of course, for the wine.

Did they put something in my wine? Cuz words are just pouring out of me.

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Happy in Hong Kong (Part I of series)

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Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery, Hong Kong. (Photo: Ana Ribeiro)

“So much light, so many happy people, a hotel just next to densely squeezed, Michelin-starred hot food stalls on the nearest street corner, and a burgundy shoe box shop offering all sorts of strange liquids and jellies.”

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FKK: nudism, me and eastern Germany

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This alternative pair lay on a stony place nearby Rewe (after their shopping) in Plagwitz (Zschochersche Str.) on 17 May, 2017. They agreed with the publication. (Photo: Stefan Hopf)

“Here too it was ‘all nude, all the time,’ and we had to pick our way to chairs through a gaggle of naked, 60ish women who reclined leafing through back issues of SuperIllu, a sort of eastern German version of People magazine specializing in former GDR celebrities and their offspring.”

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Manchester: grief, grit and greatness

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The city that’s given us music greats once gave me great comfort, and is also an example of resilience.

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About a boy (who “hates” his mother)

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On Mother's Day, we talked about a reason not to celebrate: broken relationships. http://leipglo.com

Often we don’t realize that the people we are closest to are the ones we tend to hurt the most.

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