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10 December 2014

Stories from 10 December 2014

Azerbaijan's Image Cracks with Arrest of Watchdog Journalist

Advox

The arrest of investigative journalist Khadija Ismayil, on trumped up charges, will test the limits of Azerbaijan's gleaming global image.

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.

Contestants in This French Beauty Pageant Strike a Pose—With Their Cows

A French farmer organized a tongue-in-cheek beauty pageant on Facebook for "country girls only" as an answer to the glittery official Miss France pageant.

Russia's ‘Anonymous International’ Promises New Wave of Leaks

RuNet Echo

A former Kremlin youth group organizer is at the center of a developing data leak scandal. What does Russia's "Anonymous International" have planned?

Mexico: What's Next? “Our Beloved Departed Deserve Respect”

The A to Z of Kenyan Twitter

Southeast Asia's Tigers Are in Desperate Need of Saving

Forest loss and poaching have led to the decline in the number of wild tigers. Organizations are fighting to bring them back from the brink.

Film: A Ugandan Transgender Girl Fights for Her Right to Love

South Korea: Game Mocking the Airplane Nuts Fiasco

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