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Wednesday Links: Chinese Censorship Fight, Reclaiming Jihad, Dick Armey's Mistake

Demonstrators call for press freedom in support of journalists from the Southern Weekend newspaper outside the company's offi
Demonstrators call for press freedom in support of journalists from the Southern Weekend newspaper outside the company's office building in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong province on January 8, 2013. Chinese bloggers and celebrities along with foreign media campaigners threw their support behind journalists at a newspaper enmeshed in a censorship row on January 8, after a rare protest for press freedom.CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

-- Chinese newspaper will publish tomorrow, following strike over censorship. NY Times video.

-- Why did Dick Armey dish to liberal Media Matters? The ex-FreedomWorks chair thought he was talking to the conservative Media Research Center.

-- Muslim activists are trying reclaiming the word "jihad," which won't be easy.

-- It's not just the neocons taking aim at Chuck Hagel. Rachel Maddow calls out "Akin-esque" views on issues like rape and abortion.

-- Google's Eric Schmidt urges North Korea "to allow more open Internet access and cellphones." (Bonus: How AP gets such exclusives out of Pyongyang).

-- NY Times publishes more comprehensive obituary for the Richard Ben Cramer, author of the Ulysses of campaign reporting, "What It Takes."