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1:20 PM ET, December 28, 2015


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Becky Davis / Agence France-Presse:
China to expel Ursula Gauthier, a French Jounalist from L'Obs magazine who questioned government's treatment of Muslim Uighur minority  —  China to expel French journalist, reporter tells AFP  —  China has refused to renew the press credentials of a French journalist, effectively expelling her …
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Sole WDBJ shooting survivor, Vicki Gardner, speaks out about the tragedy  —  WDBJ shooting victim on the tragedy, TV violence and looking ‘ahead’  —  Four months after she was shot in the back during a live TV broadcast, Vicki Gardner is finally finished with surgeries and is almost ready to return to work.
Dan Gillmor / Nieman Lab:
Journalists must become activists for free expression amid increasing government surveillance and corporate control  —  Journalists turn activist  —  In 2016, journalists will recognize that they have to be activists — if they want to call themselves journalists, that is.
Discussion: @sulliview
Vindu Goel / New York Times:
Bollywood studios and US giants like 21st Century Fox, Amazon, and Netflix hope to persuade people in India to pay for video  —  Bollywood and U.S. Media Giants Try to Induce Indians to Pay for Video  —  MUMBAI — As the morning rain dripped in the garden outside, the yoga teacher Aparajita Jamwal got …
Jessica Lussenhop / BBC:
Profile of Bill Proctor, a retired WXYZ-TV reporter investigating suspected cases of wrongful conviction in Michigan, including 1996 murder of 12-year-old girl  —  TV reporter spends retirement investigating brutal murder  —  After a long career in television, Bill Proctor could have spent his retirement out of the spotlight.
Discussion: @bbcnewsus, Newser and @mkonnikova
Samanth Subramanian / New Yorker:
The Islamist war on secular bloggers in Bangladesh  —  On the afternoon of February 26th, Avijit Roy was in Dhaka, finishing a column for BDNews24, a Bangladeshi Web site of news and commentary.  Its title, in Bengali, was “Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing?,” and it adapted ideas from his new book, a primer on cosmology.
Anjali Mullany / Nieman Lab:
An experiment on Facebook with controversial content shows how platforms decide who is heard and who is censored  —  Platforms decide who gets heard  —  As you are most certainly aware, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump recently suggested that Muslims be banned from entering the United States for a while.
Agence France-Presse:
Naji Jerf, Syrian journalist, author of anti-ISIS documentaries, killed in Gaziantep, Turkey  —  Syria anti-IS documentary maker ‘assassinated’ in Turkey  —  Beirut (AFP) - A Syrian activist who produced documentaries hostile to the Islamic State group was assassinated in Turkey Sunday …
Chava Gourarie / Columbia Journalism Review:
The everyday effects of The New York Times' nail salon exposé  —  Eugenia Colon paints her own nails.  One day this fall, they were decorated in delicate V-shaped black and white stripes, and one was bejeweled with a miniature bow-tie and several gems so that it resembled a tuxedo.
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