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This Man’s Aunt Was Jailed Days After He Met With Mike Pompeo Over China’s Muslim Crackdown

Ferkat Jawdat, who lives in Virginia, told BuzzFeed News that China was using his relatives “as hostages.”

Megha Rajagopalan • 10 days ago

Meet The People Fact-Checking The Election That Makes 2016 Look Like A Walk In The Park

The Whistle has just five staffers, and is the only internationally accredited fact-checking group in Israel.

Megha Rajagopalan • 11 days ago

China Has Also Been Targeting Foreigners In Its Brutal Crackdown On Muslims

Turkey is one of the few Muslim-majority countries to call out China’s crackdown on Uighur Muslims. A BuzzFeed News investigation finds that several Turkish nationals have also disappeared, something that has never been publicly acknowledged by Turkey.

Megha Rajagopalan • 23 days ago

Trump’s Cuts To Aid For Palestinians Have Totally Disrupted Women’s Breast Cancer Treatments

More than 1,000 women who had mammograms done through a US-funded program and were flagged for follow-ups have had to seek other treatment options.

Megha Rajagopalan • One month ago

This Australian Baby Boy Has Spent His Whole Life Trapped In China’s Police State. Now His Dad Wants Him Out.

The 18-month-old boy’s Australian father is fighting to be reunited with his family.

Megha Rajagopalan • One month ago

Meet The Iranian Influencers Whose Livelihoods Will Be Stripped Away By A Ban On Instagram

One of the last remaining major social networks in Iran has become a haven for free expression and opportunity for women. That’s put it in the sights of the regime.

Megha Rajagopalan • 2 months ago

Hackers From Iran Are Reportedly Stealing People’s Travel And Mobile Data In The Middle East

The previously undetected group — dubbed APT39 — is thought to be providing information to the Iranian government.

Megha Rajagopalan • 2 months ago

Release Detained Canadians Now, Former Foreign Ministers, Diplomats And Academics Tell China In Open Letter

Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were detained in December, apparently in retaliation for the arrest of a Huawei executive in Canada.

Megha Rajagopalan • 2 months ago

LinkedIn Censored The Profile Of Another Critic Of The Chinese Government

Peter Humphrey's profile was only restored in China after BuzzFeed News contacted Microsoft-owned LinkedIn, which said the page had been removed in error. It's the second such incident in a week.

Megha Rajagopalan • 3 months ago

LinkedIn Censored A Pro-Democracy Activist’s Profile In China

"I feel threatened and outraged," Zhou Fengsuo, who left China after the Tiananmen Square protests, told BuzzFeed News.

Megha Rajagopalan • 3 months ago

The Histories Of Today's Wars Are Being Written On Facebook And YouTube. But What Happens When They Get Taken Down?

Investigators depend on photos and videos posted online from war zones. But takedowns by Facebook and YouTube are putting the war crimes prosecutions of the future at risk.

Megha Rajagopalan • 3 months ago

Please Welcome China’s WeChat To The #Resistance

Negative articles and comments about Trump were censored on the Chinese internet as recently as this summer. But now the floodgates appear to be open.

Craig Silverman • 4 months ago
Megha Rajagopalan • 4 months ago

Want To Know What Saudis Really Think About Khashoggi? You Won’t Find Out On Twitter.

A month after Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance, the climate in Saudi Arabia has kept Twitter users silent.

Megha Rajagopalan • 5 months ago

Vietnamese Blogger "Mother Mushroom" Is On Her Way To The US After Being Released From Prison

Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, known online by her handle, was serving a decadelong sentence when she was freed on Wednesday.

Megha Rajagopalan • 6 months ago

An Australian Resident Returned To China — Then She Vanished

Up to a dozen Uighurs with residency in Australia have come up missing after traveling to China, activists say. One woman’s family fears the worst.

Megha Rajagopalan • 6 months ago

How Myanmar Could Grant Two Jailed Reuters Reporters Amnesty

Press freedom advocates are pushing for Aung San Suu Kyi’s government to make the move.

Megha Rajagopalan • 7 months ago

Two Women In Malaysia Have Been Caned For Having Sex In A Car

The rare public punishment has led to condemnation from LGBT and women's rights groups.

Megha Rajagopalan • 7 months ago

Rights Groups Are Demanding That Google Not Release A Censored Search Engine In China

A group of tech NGOs and human rights groups released an open letter to Google’s CEO urging the company not to “accommodate the Chinese authorities’ repression of dissent.”

Megha Rajagopalan • 7 months ago

How Facebook Failed The Rohingya In Myanmar

The UN calls Myanmar’s treatment of the Muslim Rohingya minority a genocide, and says Facebook has done little to tackle hate speech. Analysis by BuzzFeed News sheds new light on Facebook's failures.

Megha Rajagopalan • 7 months ago