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8 December 2016

Stories from 8 December 2016

Activist Arrested on Royal Insult Charges for Sharing BBC Article About Thailand's New King

Advox

Almost 2,500 Facebook users shared the post, but the police singled out an activist calling for the restoration of democracy in Thailand.

The Thin Line Between Political Censorship and Fighting Fake News in Iran

Advox

Iran wants to regulate social-media news accounts with more than 5,000 followers because of the dangers of fake news. But what about the danger to free speech?

Calls for ‘All Hands on Deck’ as Caribbean Islands Recover From Devastating Rains

"It is ridiculous my country still does not fully appreciate the need for disaster research and local research support."

The Bengali New Year’s Celebration of Democracy and Diversity Is Declared Intangible Cultural Heritage

"As long as Bangladesh lives, there will be this type of New Year's celebration...This is the image of a secular Bangladesh.