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· December, 2016

Stories about Media & Journalism from December, 2016

Three Somali Journalists on Lesbos Hope for the Best—Asylum in Europe

Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis make up the majority of the refugee population stuck on Lesbos and other Greek islands. So the Africans there to seek asylum are often overlooked.

Russian Journalists Fired for Reporting About a Children's Art Project That Ended at the Dump

If reports about children finding their homemade New Year's tree ornaments at the dump aren’t enough to rob you of your holiday cheer, perhaps this next detail will...

Sudanese Government Targets Activists, Stifles Media Coverage of Civil Disobedience

The civil disobedience action began on 27 November after the government removed subsidies on electricity, fuel and medicine.

Russian Blogger Launches Campaign to Annul Anti-Extremism Law He Was Convicted of Violating

Blogger Anton Nossik wants to annul Article 282 of the Russian Criminal Code, a catch-all statute that prohibits "ctions aimed at the incitement of hatred or enmity."

Russian Media Regulator Backpedals on Google Pressure

Hours after Russian news outlets began reporting that state media regulatory agency Roskomnadzor had issued instructions forcing Google to re-register in Russia or face sanctions, an agency representative backpedaled, telling roem.ru that Izvestiya,...

Russia Ratchets Up Pressure on Google

Roskomnadzor, the agency that regulates Russian media, has issued instructions that will force Google to change its registration by the end of March.

Innovative Japanese Mapping Project Returns With Interactive Map of 1941 Pearl Harbor Attack

An innovative online mapping project, which incorporates historical photographs and eyewitness testimony re-colorized by neural networks, brings the December 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor to life.

Dancehall Directory? A New Yellow Pages Cover Stirs Controversy in Jamaica

"When [they] attacked the Yellow Pages for their representation of this aspect of our culture, they didn’t just attack a genre of music…they attacked an identity, a way of life."

Dismantling Patriarchy at the Roots – One Video, One Conversation at a Time

Why are the aspirations of young girls’ treated differently from those of young boys? Why are girls prepared for housework from an early age and boys are allowed to play?

Russia, China, and the Push for ‘Digital Sovereignty’

Russia and China's cyber cooperation is a marriage of convenience that reflects a shared priority: regime stability.

Talking to Hooman Majd, a Bridge Between Iran and the US Mainstream

"Iran is not uniquely paradoxical: what's unique is that most people don’t know about Iran."

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