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Inspecting the inspectors: students assess Ofsted regime’s toll on wellbeing

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What do young people think about Ofsted? Astonishingly, perhaps, 30 years after the school inspection service was established, that question is rarely asked. But a group of sixth-formers in east London have been inspe...

Extraditing Julian Assange would be a gift to secretive, oppressive regimes

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In the course of the next few days, Priti Patel will make the most important ruling on free speech made by any home secretary in recent memory. She must resolve whether to comply with a US request to extradite Julian ...

North Korea’s Covid caseload passes 2 million amid global concern about regime’s pandemic plan

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Experts have questioned North Korea’s claim that it is achieving “good results” in its battle against a Covid-19 outbreak, as the number of people with symptoms of the virus surpassed 2 million. The regime reported 26...

Syria using maze of shell companies to avoid sanctions on Assad regime’s elite

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The Syrian regime is setting up shell companies in a systematic attempt to avoid sanctions, according to official documents obtained by the Guardian. The documents, not publicly available, detail at least three compan...

Has Interpol become the long arm of oppressive regimes?

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Flicking through the news one day in early 2015, Alexey Kharis, a California-based businessman and father of two, came across a startling announcement: Russia would request a global call for his arrest through the Int...

Expulsions lead BBC to fear for reporters in authoritarian regimes

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BBC news executives vowed on Saturday night to continue to report from Russia and China despite growing fears that both countries are becoming increasingly difficult to cover. After a surprise Russian move last week t...