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11 December 2015

Stories from 11 December 2015

Bangladesh's Censor Board Blocks the Country's First Chakma-Language Film

There are a number of indigenous groups with unique cultures in Bangladesh. However, their lives and languages are rarely highlighted in Bangladeshi films or national broadcasts.

Hungary Adds a Flashy Website and a Lawsuit to Its Anti-Refugee Arsenal

Hungary is stepping up efforts to block European Union plans to relocate some 120,000 refugees across the continent.

Syria's Most Vulnerable Live a Hard Life in Jordan's Refugee Camps

The Bridge

Yemeni blogger Noon Arabia visits a few of the camps where some of Jordan's 650,000 Syrian refugees are living under difficult circumstances.

Debunking Rumors About Japan's Supposed Anti-Muslim Restrictions

"Although Japan does harbor prejudices and Japanese can be ignorant of other cultures, there has been no move to restrict Islamic practices or expel Muslims."

From Celebration to Repression: São Paulo Students Keep Protesting for Better Education

São Paulo students celebrated after scoring a major victory against the governor's "reorganization" policy, then continued their protests, only to be met with police violence.

First Sustainable Crowdfunding Platform Launches in Ecuador

The United Nations Development Program has launched the Small Grants Program, the first crowdsourcing platform in Ecuador.

Chinese Authorities Think Internet Companies Should Reward Netizens Who ‘Spread Good News’

Advox

China's State Internet Information Office spokesman urged Internet companies to allocate charity funds to those who "spread good news." But netizens don't completely agree with government's idea of good news.

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