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Year: 2021 (Page 1 of 61)

The year’s top 10 science stories, as chosen by scientists

  1. The billionaire space race
  2. Racial biases in the healthcare system
  3. Cop26: time to act
  4. Fibromyalgia: new understanding could lead to treatments for chronic pain
  5. A boom in precise protein-structure prediction by AI
  6. Extreme weather becomes more extreme
  7. Record numbers of children living with obesity
  8. The Winchcombe meteorite: a gift from space
  9. Fatty RNA particles to the rescue, for some at least
  10. The role of nature in tackling global heating is finally recognized

More from Julia PG Jones at The Guardian »

China has imprisoned 102 journalists so far in 2021

Raf Casert / The Associated Press »

Media freedom continued to be under attack across much of the world in 2021, with nine journalists killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan alone and 102 imprisoned in China, according to a new report released Thursday.

The International Federation of Journalists said in a bleak assessment that imprisonments were especially on the rise, with 365 journalists behind bars compared to 235 last year.

“The world needs to wake up to the growing violations of journalists’ rights and media freedoms across the globe,” IFJ General Secretary Anthony Bellanger said. The report was released on the eve of the United Nations’ Human Rights Day.

Apart from China, Turkey had 34 journalists in prison, Belarus and Eritrea 29, Egypt 27 and Vietnam 21.

Elsewhere » Reporters without Borders » An unprecedented RSF investigation: The Great Leap Backwards of Journalism in China

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