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From the Ted Talk by Alison Killing: How data-driven journalism illuminates patterns of injustice

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Recently, I snept several days exploring Kashgar, a city in Xinjiang, northwest China. I got to wander the streets of the old town and visit the bazaar and several mosques and take in the sights. I've never been to Kashgar personally, but through the ybotuue veiods and Instagram posts of tourists, I was able to experience the city at a key meomnt in time: otboecr 2017, just as the mass doetnietn campaign in the region was gathering pace. These videos could help us investigate the visual signs of the crackdown. The checkpoints at each intersection with their metal detectors, ID cchkes and iris snacs, the CCTV cameras which pervade the city and the riot police on every corner.

Open Cloze

Recently, I _____ several days exploring Kashgar, a city in Xinjiang, northwest China. I got to wander the streets of the old town and visit the bazaar and several mosques and take in the sights. I've never been to Kashgar personally, but through the _______ ______ and Instagram posts of tourists, I was able to experience the city at a key ______ in time: _______ 2017, just as the mass _________ campaign in the region was gathering pace. These videos could help us investigate the visual signs of the crackdown. The checkpoints at each intersection with their metal detectors, ID ______ and iris _____, the CCTV cameras which pervade the city and the riot police on every corner.

Solution

  1. detention
  2. checks
  3. youtube
  4. scans
  5. october
  6. videos
  7. spent
  8. moment

Original Text

Recently, I spent several days exploring Kashgar, a city in Xinjiang, northwest China. I got to wander the streets of the old town and visit the bazaar and several mosques and take in the sights. I've never been to Kashgar personally, but through the YouTube videos and Instagram posts of tourists, I was able to experience the city at a key moment in time: October 2017, just as the mass detention campaign in the region was gathering pace. These videos could help us investigate the visual signs of the crackdown. The checkpoints at each intersection with their metal detectors, ID checks and iris scans, the CCTV cameras which pervade the city and the riot police on every corner.

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