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6 January 2015

Stories from 6 January 2015

Shock Over Former Minister's Death – and How Trinidad & Tobago's Media Reported It

Former Minister of National Security Martin's Joseph's drowning was tragic enough; the insensitivity of the media added insult to injury. Netizens hope for more humane reporting in 2015.

Alexey Navalny's ‘Risk-Free’ Rebellion

RuNet Echo

Lawyer Murad Musaev claims Navalny’s portrayal of his house arrest is “based more on emotions than legal norms."

Indian Netizens Criticize Online Censorship of ‘Jihadi’ Content

Advox

Indian netizens are speaking out against censorship in the face of government blocks on Github, Internet Archive, Vimeo, Sourceforge and other popular sites.

Upcoming Documentary Looks at Causes of Somali Conflict

Sierra Leone: An Unlikely Fashion Hotspot

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Indian E-Tail

One man complained on Facebook that in October he was delivered a bar of soap and a brick instead of the smartphone he had ordered from Snapdeal.com.

Eastern Ukraine Unfiltered, By the Numbers

RuNet Echo

RuNet Echo has interviewed and profiled 12 bloggers, citizen journalists, and social media users in Eastern Ukraine and Crimea. Here's how that breaks down.

A Death Sentence for Trafficking 15 Grams of Heroin? Singapore Groups Say No More.

Groups say the death penalty isn't an effective deterrent, pointing out how capital punishment makes even small offenses a matter of life and death, motivating criminals to be more violent.

The #Heimkino Project Crowdsources a Warm ‘Willkommen’ for Refugees in Germany

#Heimkino asks Germans to film themselves saying basic words and phrases as part of a short videos support a German language course at a refugee centre in Siegen.

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