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Our Q&A with Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize winner and education advocate

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This story originally appeared in The Lily, a publication of The Washington Post. In the past two weeks, Malala Yousafzai turned 20, graduated high school, joined Twitter and set off on a summer-long trip throughout the world to meet with young girls and help them fight for their right to education. The Girl Power Trip is taking […]

Scared of the Dead

“Scared of the living, scared of the dead, and even more scared of the dead who are immortal.” Chinese censors have cracked down on social media sites following the death and hushed burial-at-sea of writer and Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo last week, reports The New York Times. The post Scared of the Dead appeared first on The Millions.

China increases censorship efforts after death of political dissident

Following the death of Liu Xiaobo last week, China is apparently cracking down on anything which mentions his name on social media. Liu Xiaobo, a long-time political prisoner in China, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010 for “his...Show More Summary

Martyrs of freedom

last weekNews : NY Daily News

The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to a prominent dissident enraged one of the most powerful countries in world .

Family scatters Chinese Nobel laureate’s ashes into the sea

SHENYANG, ChinaFamily members of Liu Xiaobo scattered the Nobel Peace Prize laureate's ashes into the sea on Saturday in funeral proceedings closely orchestrated by the Chinese government following his death from cancer while in custody.

Family scatters jailed Chinese Nobel laureate's ashes in sea

China says family members of Liu Xiaobo have scattered the ashes of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate into the sea following his death from cancer this week while in custody. … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Liu Xiaobo's body cremated in private ceremony

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SHENYANG, China (AP) — The Latest on the death of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo (all times local):

China’s only Nobel Peace Prize winner died in state custody. Hours later, Trump praised Xi Jinping.

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Chinese writer Liu Xiaobo died Thursday at age 61. Liu was one of his country's best-known dissidents and became the only Chinese national to ever win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010. But his activism against one-party rule came at a huge personal cost: When he won the Nobel, he was in the middle of a lengthy prison […]

Liu Xia: the unpolitical poet who became a dissident's wife

After her democracy activist husband was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010, Liu Xia was elated. "I'm so excited, I'm so excited, I don't know what to say," the Chinese poet and painter told AFP over the telephone that October. Liu...Show More Summary

Liu Xiaobo’s Dying Words for His Wife

The notes by the Nobel Peace Prize recipient, written before he died under police guard in China, are to accompany photographs by his wife, Liu Xia, who has been under house arrest.

Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo dies in custody, struck by liver cancer

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By Joseph Campbell SHENYANG, China (Reuters) - Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, a prominent dissident since the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests, died on Thursday after being denied permission to leave the country for treatment for late-stage liver cancer. Show More Summary

China should lift restrictions on Liu Xiaobo's widow: Nobel committee

OSLO (Reuters) - The Norwegian Nobel Committee, which awards the Nobel Peace Prize, said on Friday it was "deeply worried" about the situation of Liu Xia, the widow of Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, after his death on Thursday.

China censors 'RIP' and the candle emoji as people mourn Nobel Peace Prize winner

Shortly after Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo's death was announced, China's biggest social network has started censoring a host of words — and even emoji — typically used in mourning posts. Users on Weibo found on Friday thatShow More Summary

Former Nobel chairman stands by Liu award

The former chairman of the Norwegian Nobel committee on Friday justified awarding Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo with the 2010 peace prize which Beijing slammed as "blasphemy". "The struggle for Human Rights is peace building," Thorbjorn Jagland, who is still a member of the Nobel committee, said on Twitter. Show More Summary

China media: Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo 'led astray by West'

As tributes rolled in Friday to mourn China's most famous political prisoner, a newspaper published by the ruling Communist Party dismissed late Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo as a … Click to Continue »

Milestones in China's pro-democracy movement

The career of writer and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo intersected often with China's pro-democracy movement. He considered the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests a turning point of his life … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Japan attentive to human rights in China

The Latest on the death of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo (all times local): 12:15 a.m. Japan's government says it will continue to pay close attention to human … Click to Continue »

Liu Xiaobo’s Death and more

On my mind: the death of Liu Xiaobo, the first Nobel Peace Prize recipient to die in custody since the Nazi era. The Chinese Communist… The post Liu Xiaobo’s Death and more appeared first on Rapid Travel Chai.

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