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21 December 2015

Stories from 21 December 2015

Roscomnadzor Head Claims Google and Apple Are ‘Relocating Servers’ to Russia

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Aleksandr Zharov, head of the Russian media watchdog, told journalists Google and Apple were "working on localizing their databases on Russian territory," but said the information was "unofficial."

Russian Activist Gets Two-Year Sentence for ‘Calls to Extremism’ on Social Networks

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A Russian court has found activist Darya Polyudova guilty of "public calls to separatism and extremism" on social networks and has sentenced her to two years in a penal colony.

One Kanji Character Captures a Year of Uncertainty in Japan

The character 安 has been named the official kanji of 2015. The character is supposed to represent 'peace', but not always...

Public Uproar in Cambodia After City Government ‘Whitewashes’ US Artist's Mural

"The Cambodian government is sending a clear message that public art will not be tolerated. Either that or they just spat out their dummy in the most fastidious way possible."

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