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6 February 2015

Stories from 6 February 2015

Pakistani Lawmaker Offers Dubious Bounty for Charlie Hebdo Owner

Haji Ghulam Ahmed Bilour said he'll $200,000 to anyone who killed the magazine's owner and $100,000 to the Charlie Hebdo attackers' heirs. Some are calling it a dangerous PR stunt.

37 Finalists Selected for the 2015 Social Impact Media Awards

Finalists are entered into the SIMA Collection and Travelling series, a platform which works to showcases the documentaries around the world.

Thai Junta Gives ‘Attitude Adjustments’ to Those Who Dare Step Out of Line

The Thai junta is summoning individuals whom they perceive as dissenters or those requiring an “attitude adjustment” for having different views. Three recent cases highlight this worrying trend.

Crimean IT Industry Wilts Under Western Sanctions

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Western sanctions come at a high cost to IT-professionals and citizens in disputed Crimea, as companies like Apple and Google are blocking access to their services.

Macedonians Plan to Use Freedom of Information Act to Fight New Freelance Law

Some part-time and freelance workers were blocked from getting paid in January under the new tax and fee regulations. Protesters want to expose the government's bureaucratic inefficiency.

Malaysian Fan Girls Threatened With Jail Time Over Public Hugs From K-Pop Stars

One Malaysian TV channel posted a YouTube video of a fan meeting with band B1A4 under a title that accused the musicians of having "molested Muslim girls".

What Does It Mean to Be a Japanese Citizen After the ISIS Executions?

"I would urge him to commit harakiri," Dewi Sukarno writes. "If I were his mother, I definitely would do so — I would want my son to be a hero."

The Ustashi Legacy: Remembering the Children's Concentration Camp in Sisak