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Free Britney?

Britney Spears’s fight to end her conservatorship. An experimental brain surgery that could treat substance use disorders. And the forced closure of Hong Kong’s last pro-democracy newspaper.
  • Jun 24, 2021

Hong Kong’s Apple Daily newspaper folds under government pressure

The emotional closure of the newspaper, which attracted dozens of supporters, reflects a dizzying loss of freedoms in Hong Kong.
  • Jun 24, 2021

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper to shut under government pressure

The effort to silence the newspaper is emblematic of Beijing’s broader crackdown.
  • Jun 23, 2021

An American lawyer tried to break up a scuffle in Hong Kong. Now, he’s in jail.

The case against Samuel Bickett shows how foreigners can become embroiled in Beijing’s crackdown.
  • Jun 22, 2021

Hong Kong police raid newspaper offices, arrest editors, executives under security law

The raid on Apple Daily and the arrests show how dramatically space is shrinking for the city’s once-free press.
  • Jun 17, 2021

Myanmar’s military junta puts ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi on trial

The 75-year-old has been held incommunicado since being detained when the generals seized power in February.
  • Jun 14, 2021

Hong Kong police seal off park, issue jail threats ahead of banned Tiananmen vigil

Under tightened Chinese control of the city, authorities are trying to stamp out the memory of the bloody crackdown.
  • Jun 4, 2021

In a changing Hong Kong, activists fight to keep alive memory of Tiananmen massacre

Authorities have once again banned the annual June 4 vigil, part of a wider effort to rewrite history.
  • Jun 1, 2021

American journalist is detained by Myanmar regime while trying to leave country

The detention of Danny Fenster comes as the military junta carries out a broader crackdown on independent media.
  • May 25, 2021

Spiraling conflict in Myanmar sends thousands fleeing as military targets rebels

Drawn from communities and villages, militia groups are attacking junta forces and vow to persist despite the brutal response.
  • May 21, 2021