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13 January 2016

Stories from 13 January 2016

Netizen Report: Keeping the Spotlight on Syria’s Independent Media

Advox

As protests continue in Ethiopia, Bahrain is contracting for new Internet filtering tools. Meanwhile, another Ecuadorean politician faces jail time for critical tweeting.

Matt Damon Was Right. NASA Is Studying Peruvian Potatoes for Possible Farming on Mars

There are 4,500 varieties of potato in Peru, whose International Potato Center has been tasked with helping NASA find the best one for potential farming on Mars.

This Group Exposes Social Woes and Promotes Philippine Culture Through Street Art

"Doing street art is our way of bringing 'ART' closer to the masses. It is special for us because it's where the purest intention of an artist can be seen."

Two Arrested and then Released for Taking Selfies with Burning Dubai Hotel in the Background

Advox

Two men who posted their selfies on social media with Dubai's 63-storey The Address hotel on fire in the background were arrested -- and then released.

Indians and Pakistanis Hope to Take Their Countries From Rivals to Friends

"India and Pakistan are sister nations.. We have so much in common.. A united India-Pakistan will be better for everyone :)"

How Sharing Porn Became a Felony in Russia

RuNet EchoAdvox

While ordinary Internet users in Russia today still have no problem finding adult content, police have begun cracking down on individuals who share porn on social media and peer-to-peer networks.

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