Hong Kong leader warns city in a ‘very dangerous situation’
06 August 2019 | 6:04 am
Protesters should "say no to chaos," city leader Carrie Lam said in her first media appearance in days. Activists have called for her resignation, along with expanded democratic rights and further autonomy from China.
CNBC's Tyler Mathisen reports that Kanye West is going to buy right-wing social media platform Parler.
Iranian-German taekwondo athlete Parisa Farshidi is thousands of kilometers from her family back home, and since protests swept Iran following the death of Mahsa Amini, keeping in touch has become difficult. As she worries for her relatives, Farshidi is determined to do all she can to help in the fight against the Iranian regime.
Demonstrators in Tehran called for Iran's supreme leader to be "toppled." In the southeast, an influential local cleric criticized the government's handling of the protests.
Where do you get your news and how independent do you think it is? The age of everybody reading a newspaper is long gone, but consumption of news media is high and has a big impact on us and our societies. Reporters without Borders recently documented how social and political tensions are fuelled by social media and new opinion media in countries, including France. It also says that suppression of independent media is contributing to a sharp polarisation in so-called illiberal democracies, citing Poland as one example.
Thousands of Iranians taking part in the ongoing mass anti-regime protests have been arrested. In many cases, families and friends don't even know where the detainees are being held.
Over a thousand protesters marched through downtown Accra on Saturday, calling for the resignation of Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo amid an economic crisis that has hammered the cedi currency and seen fuel and food costs spiral to record levels.
Smart algorithms can bundle and evaluate information at lightning speed, which helps determine what content is shown to users. This benefits apps like Shein and TikTok enormously.
They're throwing soup and sticking themselves to art and buildings. Across Europe, climate protesters are resorting to increasingly extreme methods to grab attention. In Germany, one climate group's daily protests are divisive.
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Iranian officials and state-run media have slammed Berlin for its support for the anti-regime protest movement, warning that it would cause "damage over the long-term."
Workers at Foxconn, the largest supplier for Apple's iPhone, were attacked after protesting living conditions. The company is working within a closed-loop system, in line with China's restrictive COVID-19 measures.
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