Thousands join anti-cruise ships protests in Venice | AFP

Venetian barges take to the canals to protest cruise ships passing in the city, after a cruise ship crashed into a Venice dock on June 2, 2019. The demonstration was organised by No Grandi Navi (No Big Ships) Committee. Thousands of people – including young and old people, Venetians and foreigners – took part in the protest.

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Blackout Ep. 4: Leaks from Eritrea, Africa’s North Korea

Eritrea is the most censored country in the world, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists and Reporters Sans Frontières. Often referred to as Africa’s North Korea, the Eritrean government controls the flow of information with vigilance, restricting any dissenting voices from reaching the people.

As a result, Eritrean activists are forced to get creative. Through pirate radio, cold calls, messages on banknotes and posters put up in the dead of night, dissidents find ways to generate the only resistance they can.

VICE News follows members of the Eritrean diaspora community in Europe as they run radio stations, maintain online opposition sites and help to organize those still in Eritrea.

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