Irony was not in short supply during the anti-Putin protests that took place all over Russia this week-end. Some had signs that read 'Putin for Emperor!', some wore paper crowns. But the riot police was not in a laughing mood...
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Central & Eastern Europe
On May 5, thousands of people took to the streets in Moscow and all across Russia to protest against Putin's continued rule, under the slogan "He Is No Tsar To Us". The police arrested 700 people in the capital alone.
Keith Schembri, Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister of Malta, has come under fire for receiving kickbacks, as well as for retaining his shares in a company which has profited from various profitable government contracts.
On May 3, World Press Freedom Day felt like a call to action. With rising obstacles to freedom and threats of harassment, not only female journalists but all women have much at stake: who will be left to tell our stories if we are silenced?