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Net neutrality showdown; more than 6,700 Rohingya said killed Net neutrality showdown; Disney buys 21st Century Fox
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The top stories WikiTribune's working on and what we recommend today: Disney to buy 21st Century Fox  The top stories WikiTribune's working on and what we recommend today: MSF says 6,700 Rohingya were killed in Myanmar in a month
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<h2 class="p3">Curated top stories</h2> <h2 class="p3">Curated top stories</h2>
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<li>U.S. regulators head into a key vote on the future of the internet as we know it, with net neutrality - the principle that all traffic is treated equally - at stake. The decision on repealing federal regulations that protect net neutrality commences at 10:30 EST, with <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-internet-lawsuits/advocates-ready-legal-showdown-with-fcc-on-net-neutrality-idUSKBN1E62SQ">advocates saying they are gearing up for a legal fight</a> to keep the 2015 rule. The vote was brought by Ajit Pai, chairman of the Republican-dominated Federal Communications Commission board. (<em>WikiTribune</em> will be tracking this story. Please <a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/">sign up or sign in</a> to collaborate and read more of our<em> <a style="font-style: normal;" href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2017/12/07/tech/internet-tech/how-net-neutrality-rules-affect-consumers/25837/">analysis</a><span style="font-style: normal;"> on the issue here.</span><span style="font-style: normal;">)</span></em></li>  <li>U.S. regulators head into a key vote on the future of the internet as we know it, with net neutrality - the principle that all traffic is treated equally - at stake. The decision on repealing federal regulations that protect net neutrality commences at 10:30 EST, with <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-internet-lawsuits/advocates-ready-legal-showdown-with-fcc-on-net-neutrality-idUSKBN1E62SQ">advocates saying they are gearing up for a legal fight</a> to keep the 2015 rule. The vote was brought by Ajit Pai, chairman of the Republican-dominated Federal Communications Commission board. (<em>WikiTribune</em> will be tracking this story. Please <a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/">sign up or sign in</a> to collaborate and read more of our<em> <a style="font-style: normal;" href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2017/12/07/tech/internet-tech/how-net-neutrality-rules-affect-consumers/25837/">analysis</a><span style="font-style: normal;"> on the issue here.</span><span style="font-style: normal;">)</span></em></li>
   <li>In one of the most seismic business stories of the year, The <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Walt_Disney_Company">Walt Disney Company</a> has bought <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/21st_Century_Fox">21st Century Fox</a> in deal <a href="https://thewaltdisneycompany.com/walt-disney-company-acquire-twenty-first-century-fox-inc-spinoff-certain-businesses-52-4-billion-stock/">worth $52.4bn in stock</a>. The transaction will include 21st Century Fox’s film and television studios, cable entertainment networks, and international TV businesses. So properties such as <em>X-Men</em>, <em>Avatar</em>, <em>The Simpsons</em>, FX Networks and National Geographic will join Disney’s portfolio. The <em>Financial Times</em>' Matthew Garrahan <a href="https://www.ft.com/content/5c52993a-e02c-11e7-a8a4-0a1e63a52f9c">reported earlier</a> (may be behind a paywall) that the move frees Rupert Murdoch to invest in Fox News and his newspaper assets worldwide. <em>The Guardian</em> (not behind a paywall) <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/dec/14/rupert-murdochs-60bn-disney-deal-reshapes-his-media-empire">also carries coverage of the Disney/21st Century Fox deal</a>.</li>
<li style="text-align: left;">New figures by Doctors Without Borders (MSF), an international humanitarian NGO, <a href="http://www.msf.org/en/article/myanmarbangladesh-msf-surveys-estimate-least-6700-rohingya-were-killed-during-attacks">found that more than 6,700 Rohingya Muslims</a> were killed in Myanmar in the month after violence broke out in August. That toll is significantly higher than the <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-42348214">figure of 400</a> reported by Myanmar military officials. Western countries have condemned the violence against the Rohingya as ethnic cleansing. Two Reuters journalists investigating the events <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-myanmar-journalists/two-reuters-journalists-arrested-in-myanmar-face-official-secrets-charges-idUSKBN1E71CO">were arrested this week</a> in Myanmar. They had been working on stories about the military violence in the Rakhine state that caused 650,000 people to flee to neighboring Bangladesh. (Read more: <a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2017/11/21/myanmar/rohingya-refugees-reminded-of-military-persecution-40-years-ago/11337/">Rohingya crisis a replay of 40 years ago</a>)</li>  <li style="text-align: left;">New figures by Doctors Without Borders (MSF), an international humanitarian NGO, <a href="http://www.msf.org/en/article/myanmarbangladesh-msf-surveys-estimate-least-6700-rohingya-were-killed-during-attacks">found that more than 6,700 Rohingya Muslims</a> were killed in Myanmar in the month after violence broke out in August. That toll is significantly higher than the <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-42348214">figure of 400</a> reported by Myanmar military officials. Western countries have condemned the violence against the Rohingya as ethnic cleansing. Two Reuters journalists investigating the events <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-myanmar-journalists/two-reuters-journalists-arrested-in-myanmar-face-official-secrets-charges-idUSKBN1E71CO">were arrested this week</a> in Myanmar. They had been working on stories about the military violence in the Rakhine state that caused 650,000 people to flee to neighboring Bangladesh. (Read more: <a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2017/11/21/myanmar/rohingya-refugees-reminded-of-military-persecution-40-years-ago/11337/">Rohingya crisis a replay of 40 years ago</a>)</li>
<li>In one of the most seismic business stories of the year, The <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Walt_Disney_Company">Walt Disney Company</a> has bought <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/21st_Century_Fox">21st Century Fox</a> in deal <a href="https://thewaltdisneycompany.com/walt-disney-company-acquire-twenty-first-century-fox-inc-spinoff-certain-businesses-52-4-billion-stock/">worth $52.4bn in stock</a>. The <em>Financial Times</em>' Matthew Garrahan <a href="https://www.ft.com/content/5c52993a-e02c-11e7-a8a4-0a1e63a52f9c">reported earlier</a> (may be behind a paywall) that the move frees Rupert Murdoch to invest in Fox News and his newspaper assets worldwide. <em>The Guardian</em> (not behind a paywall) <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/dec/14/rupert-murdochs-60bn-disney-deal-reshapes-his-media-empire">also carries coverage of the Disney/21st Century Fox deal</a>.</li>  
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<h2 class="p3">What we’re reading</h2> <h2 class="p3">What we’re reading</h2>
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<li>Actor Salma Hayek is the latest high-profile figure to come out against Harvey Weinstein, calling him a "monster with a Machiavellian streak." In an <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/12/13/opinion/contributors/salma-hayek-harvey-weinstein.html">op-ed</a> for the <em>New York Times</em>, Hayek chronicled her painful period working with Weinstein on the Oscar-winning movie <em>Frida</em>, and how she spent years turning down the producer after multiple requests for sexual favors. – <em>Linh Nguyen</em></li>  <li>Actor Salma Hayek is the latest high-profile figure to come out against Harvey Weinstein, calling him a "monster with a Machiavellian streak." In an <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/12/13/opinion/contributors/salma-hayek-harvey-weinstein.html">op-ed</a> for the <em>New York Times</em>, Hayek chronicled her painful period working with Weinstein on the Oscar-winning movie <em>Frida</em>, and how she spent years turning down the producer after multiple requests for sexual favors. – <em>Linh Nguyen</em></li>
<li>In a searing commentary on the implications of the vote for a Democratic senator in Alabama, <em>Financial Times</em> U.S. opinion writer Edward Luce <a href="https://www.ft.com/content/97027cb6-df3d-11e7-8f9f-de1c2175f5ce">calls it</a> a moment when the #metoo campaign against sexual assault crept closer to its ultimate target: President Trump ... Nor is genius required to imagine where it goes. The #MeToo road leads to the White House. – <em>Peter Bale</em> [story may be behind a paywall].</li>  <li>In a searing commentary on the implications of the vote for a Democratic senator in Alabama, <em>Financial Times</em> U.S. opinion writer Edward Luce <a href="https://www.ft.com/content/97027cb6-df3d-11e7-8f9f-de1c2175f5ce">calls it</a> a moment when the #metoo campaign against sexual assault crept closer to its ultimate target: President Trump ... Nor is genius required to imagine where it goes. The #MeToo road leads to the White House. – <em>Peter Bale</em> [story may be behind a paywall].</li>
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