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· December, 2014

Stories about Media & Journalism from December, 2014

10 December 2014

Slain Photojournalist Luke Somers’ Deep Connection to Jamaica

Luke Somers, the photojournalist who was murdered by al-Qaeda in Yemen, was known and loved the world over. One Jamaican reading centre, for whom he volunteered, remembers his life.

What Does Japan’s State Secrecy Act Mean for Free Expression?

Advox

Japan’s controversial State Secrecy Act became law on Wednesday, December 10. The law imposes strict penalties on leakers of state secrets.

9 December 2014

A New Filtering System Could Slow Down RuNet. And Then There's the Censorship

RuNet EchoAdvox

Internet filtering at ISP level might become reality in Russia by the end of 2014. This would slow down Internet speeds and introduce more surveillance and censorship in the RuNet.

Jaywalking Just Got Even Riskier in Bangladesh

People in Bangladesh often cross busy roads by stepping into traffic, rather than using the crosswalks built for pedestrians. This behavior is both a public safety and a traffic hazard.

5 December 2014

Everyone but South Koreans Can Watch South Korean TV on YouTube

South Korea's major TV networks are restricting Internet users in the country from watching their content on YouTube, but users with international IP addresses can still enjoy their videos.

4 December 2014

Ukraine's New “Ministry of Truth” Ridiculed on Social Media

RuNet Echo

The creation of a new Ministry of Information Policy within the Ukrainian government has caused widespread consternation among Ukrainians, leading critics to dub it the "Ministry of Truth."

3 December 2014

Russia’s Largest Social Network Now More Popular Among Young People Than Any Website or TV Channel

RuNet Echo

Could Russians, if they spared more time for information instead of entertainment, make better use of online social networks' superior access to unfiltered news? Not necessary.

2 December 2014

Movember's ‘Mo Bros’ — Now in India

In recent years, India has embraced "Movember" in a big way. It's charity, it's chic, and it's both literally and figuratively changing the face of men's health.

1 December 2014

Generations of Latin Americans Say Goodbye to Comedian ‘Chespirito’

Roberto Gómez Bolaños, the man behind Latin American hero "El Chapulín Colorado," died at age 85.

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