Social media users

How is Mexico Fighting Fake News Ahead of General Elections?

With the run-up to the 2018 general elections, which will be held on July 1, disinformation in the form of fake news is emerging on social media in Mexico.
Protesters in Armenia

Armenia’s Youth Say ‘Enough’ as Sargsyan Extends His Rule

“Armenia without Serzh! Armenia without Serzh!” The chant echoes among the tens of thousands of Armenians who have occupied the Republic Square in downtown...
Reuters journalists Myanmar Wa Lone

Testimony: Reuters Reporters Set Up by Myanmar Police

A Myanmar police chief ordered officers to set up a Reuters reporter by handing over sensitive documents to him in a sting operation that also ensnared his colleague.
Serzh Sargsyan

Police Arrest Dozens of Opposition Protesters in Armenia

Armenian police arrested dozens of people on Friday as hundreds of opposition supporters staged sit-ins to protest ex-president Serzh Sarkisian's election as prime minister.
Donald Trump and Sergei Lavrov

Lavrov: Putin ‘Ready’ for Meeting With Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin is "ready for a meeting" with his U.S. counterpart Donald J. Trump, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday.
A Vietnam veteran

I Volunteered, but We Can Do More for the Invisible People

Homeless people have the right to be treated like human beings, and they have the right to be someone who rises from the invisible masses.
Emmanuel Macron

France Denies Citizenship to Muslim Woman Who Refused Handshake

France's highest administrative court has upheld a decision to deny a French passport to an Algerian Muslim who refused to shake hands with officials during her citizenship ceremony.
Miguel Diaz-Canel

End of An Era: Castro Steps Down as Diaz-Canel Becomes Cuba’s New President

Cuba marked the end of an era on Thursday as Miguel Diaz-Canel was formally elected as the country's new president, succeeding Raul Castro.

Child Maids in Morocco Suffer Like ‘Slaves’

A study carried out in 2010 by non-governmental bodies reported that Morocco had between 66,000 and 80,000 domestic workers aged under 15.
A Myanmar border guard

Is Myanmar Using Facebook as an Accomplice to Tyranny?

The efficient deployment of propaganda is a central tenet in the playbook used to concentrate power. Myanmar is no stranger to that playbook.