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Articles by Tina Burrett
The rich and powerful are using ruinous lawsuits to target journalists and activists who hold them to account.
explores the threat.
The volunteers shouldering Ukraine’s humanitarian response
Mutual aid networks in Ukraine have stepped up to support those in need across the country, writes Tina Burrett.
Russians say: ‘Stop the war!’
speaks to the people taking to the streets of Russia to protest the invasion of Ukraine.
Kyrgyzstan: at a glance
on Central Asia’s only electoral democracy.
Pressure on Putin
Putin piles on the political pressure in Russia.
Not toeing the Kremlin’s line
Regional media is holding its own against the ‘official version’ put out by the nationals. Could it be a harbinger for change, asks
Fukushima communities are building a sustainable future
Ten years on from the devastating nuclear disaster, citizens are working together to show that nuclear power and fossil fuels are not the only way.
visits the red zone.
Why the coup is bad news for Myanmar’s ethnic minorities
Despite significant ongoing problems, life has changed for many minority communities since the military last ruled. Now those gains risk being lost, says
Japan’s firewall against populism
Despite populism being rife everywhere else, Japan has refused to succumb. Are there lessons to be learned? asks
Life after Putin
The struggle to define Russia’s future is under way but those hoping for a more progressive post-Putin Russia shouldn’t hold their breath, writes
Japan's pacifism in peril, again
Hawkish Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is trying to tinker with Japan’s pacifist constitution – but peace activists are organizing to thwart him, writes
Escaping the pressures of modern life in Japan. By
Burma’s elections this November will be closely contested - but will the country’s ethnic minorities finally be heard?
Country profile: Burma
In less than five years, Burma has undergone widespread change. We explore its transformation in this month's 'Country Profile'.
Japan must say no to nuclear!
Despite the Fukushima disaster, the Japanese government seems wedded to its nuclear vision. Outspoken politician Kono Taro has other ideas, as he explains to