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Ed Snowden Signed Up for Twitter. He Follows 1 Account — the NSA.

The days of the world's most famous whistleblower keeping a low profile are over.


Free Speech Crackdown, Ecuador Edition

The U.N. has condemned Ecuador's shutdown of a media watchdog group amid concerns the government is increasingly threatening freedom of speech.


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Censored: A Young Survivor Decries Handling of Tianjin Explosion

The day of China's splashy military parade, she writes, local officials persuaded her parents to sign a sketchy contract.


Saudi Arabia Bans National Geographic Cover Featuring Pope Francis

Pope Francis has won praise around the world for advancing a more humble, tolerant version of Catholicism, but there’s one country that he evidently hasn’t ...


A Range of Reactions to Photo of Dead Syrian Child Across Global Media

Media in Europe, the United States, and Europe each reacts in different ways to the widely shared photo of a dead Syrian child washed ashore in Turkey.

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