Facebook accused of derailing study into how it affects democracy

By Andrew Griffin, The Independent, August 2019 Facebook has been accused of derailing a study that aimed to find out how it affects elections. The company initially launched a project, alongside a...

In Hong Kong’s upheaval, China vows harsh consequences for companies siding with protesters

By Kin Cheung and Nathan Vanderklippe, AP/The Globe and Mail, August 2019 As unrest in this Asian financial centre reaches from the streets and into boardrooms, the message from Beijing...

‘A storm has hit my life’: the Kashmiri families torn apart by mass arrests

By Azhar Farooq and Rebecca Ratcliffe, The Guardian, August 2019 There was only one knock at the door before police officers entered Tanveer Sheikh’s home. Armed men climbed through the...

Asylum seekers held in Papua New Guinea blocked from talking to lawyers or doctors

By Paul Karp and Sarah Martin, The Guardian, August 2019 Asylum seekers held in a Papua New Guinean detention facility are being prevented from talking to lawyers and doctors, blocking...

Greek police raid Athens squats and arrest migrants

By Alex King, The Guardian, August 2019 Greek police have arrested about 100 people in dawn raids on squats in Athens mostly occupied by refugees and migrants. Dozens of officers cleared...

Joe Arpaio announces bid for sheriff on second anniversary of Trump pardon

By Reuters, The Guardian, August 2019 Republican who branded himself ‘America’s Toughest Sheriff’ was voted out of office in 2016 after 24 years. Joe Arpaio announced on Sunday – the second anniversary...