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A former refugee from Syria is urging journalists to avoid the narrative that portrays refugees as succeeding "despite being a refugee" or "despite (their) background," and to recognize instead that people who were forced to flee their homelands do "have an entire life's worth of...

Even faced with COVID-19, despotic regimes will stop at nothing. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has expressed its concern at some Middle Eastern governments taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to increase state censorship and to clamp down on the dissemination of news and information.