The explosion at a cafe in Russia's second-largest city also injured more than a dozen other people. The blast reportedly took place during an event organized by a patriotic Russian group.
A Moscow court has sentenced Dmitry Ivanov, the founder of an anti-war Telegram channel, to more than eight years in prison. The former student was found guilty of posting details of Russian atrocities in Ukraine.
1 Feb 2022
A court has found a British man guilty of plotting to kill Ahmad Waqas Goraya, a Pakistani political blogger forced into exile. Goraya told DW he believes the Pakistani state was behind the murder attempt.
18 Dec 2021
Video blogger Siarhei Tsikhanouski wanted to challenge Belarusian strongman Alexander Lukashenko but instead received an 18-year prison sentence. How did the key opposition leader get his start in politics?
1 Jun 2021
Qiu Ziming was jailed for saying in a social media post that Chinese casualties in last year's border clash with India might be higher. His case highlights the sensitivity of the issue in China.
27 May 2021
One of Sofia Sapega's biggest concerns might have been defending her thesis, then the flight she and her boyfriend, Raman Pratasevich, were on was forced to the ground in Belarus. Now she has many other worries.
25 May 2021
In the video, Raman Pratasevich, who was detained when a plane he was on was forced to land in Belarus, admitted to charges of organizing protests and said he was cooperating with the officials.
30 Apr 2021
Faiza Rammuny is a Palestinian-American blogger who tackles regional taboos with humour. She takes on topics like the importance of reputation in Middle-Eastern society, judgement of women based on a different value system to men, pressure to get married, hijab and, you guessed it, virginity.
21 Dec 2020
Ameyaw Debrah is the founder of Ameyaw Debrah Media, Ameyaw Debrah TV and AmeyawDebrah.com, an entertainment website and blog that primarily publishes news about African celebrities. In 2008, when the journalist and celebrity blogger created AmeyawDebrah.com, he wasn’t so sure how well it would be received. But through the use of social media platforms, he was able to turn his dream into reality.
23 Jul 2020
Meet the Swiss blogger popularly called ‘’Nwanyi Ocha’’ who is creating a buzz online for speaking her Nigerian husband’s native language fluently. Her command of the Igbo language has impressed many Nigerians.
22 Sep 2019
Saudi dissident Raif Badawi has started a hunger strike as the conditions of his imprisonment have reportedly worsened. The blogger had been arrested and lashed for insulting the country's strict interpretation of Islam.
27 Aug 2019
Journalist and blogger Yang Hengjun has been in custody for more than seven months. Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne said Yang was being held in Beijing without access to his lawyers or family visits.