Zhang Zhan
Former Chinese lawyer and citizen journalist Zhang Zhan as she broadcasts via YouTube, at an unconfirmed location in China. Zhang Zhan's footage of bedridden patients lining a hospital corridor in Wuhan gave a rare, unvarnished glimpse from China's coronavirus ground zero in the first months of the pandemic. The video was one of many that helped land the citizen journalist and former lawyer in jail, where she has been severely weakened by a hunger strike to protest her treatment. "AFP PHOTO / YouTube"
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China’s citizen journalist Zhang Zhan protests silently in jail

BEIJING, March 5, 2021 (AFP) - Zhang Zhan's footage of bedridden patients lining a hospital corridor in Wuhan gave a rare, unvarnished glimpse from China's coronavirus ground zero in the
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A sea wall at the Osabe fishing port in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture. A decade after the deadly waves unleashed by one of the most powerful earthquakes in recorded history, the lesson learned in many coastal towns was: build higher. - TO GO WITH Japan-tsunami-anniversary-earthquake-walls,FOCUS by Natsuko FUKUE / AFP / Charly TRIBALLEAU / TO GO WITH Japan-tsunami-anniversary-earthquake-walls,FOCUS by Natsuko FUKUE
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After 2011 tsunami disaster, Japan town builds higher walls

TARO, Japan, March 5, 2021 (AFP) - The Japanese town of Taro had sea walls that were supposed to be able to survive almost anything the ocean could offer up,