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Month: September 2021

Call for the immediate and unconditional release of Egyptian human rights defender Abdelrahman ‘Moka’ Tarek

Abdelrahman ‘Moka’ Tarek Abdelrahman Tarek (widely known as Moka) is a human rights defender working with Al-Nedal Centre for Rights and Freedoms. His work includes defending free expression in Egypt and prisoners’ rights, especially in cases of forced disappearances. On…

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New report: The rise of Confucius Institutes

“First, we stood up, then we got rich, and now we got strong.” Chinese officials are repeating this slogan over and over, China analyst Mareike Ohlberg recently told the audience at an Index on Censorship event. “Part of being a…

Words under fire: When libraries become targets

Raghad Hammadi, who is a member of a group of students campaigning to help rebuild the Central Library of Mosul University, is seen in Mosul. Photo: Reuters/Khalid Al-Mousily Almost three decades ago, some three million books and countless artefacts went…

The $5,000 quest for the perfect butt

The quest for the perfect peach can be costly in more ways than one. | Getty Images How the Brazilian butt lift, one of the world’s most dangerous plastic surgery procedures, went mainstream. When she woke up from surgery, Kayla…

The new digital driver’s licenses from Apple sound slightly creepy

Apple Residents of Arizona and Georgia will be the first to try out a new kind of biometric ID system. Driver’s licenses stored on our phones are not too far down the road. Residents of Arizona and Georgia will soon…

The Purpose Of The Pocket In Your Underwear, Bobble On The Hat..?

Girls Do You Know What Is The Purpose Of The Pocket In Your Underwear, Bobble On The Hat..?? Certain items have or had in the past reason or significance, regularly not by any means known to us, yet worth knowing….