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· December, 2014

Stories about Citizen Media from December, 2014

31 December 2014

Argentina, Chile and Bolivia get ready for #Dakar2015

Dakar 2015 will have again as scenario Argentina, Chile and Bolivia.

Take a Look Back at Global Voices’ Headlines From 2014

Our contributors worldwide worked hard to cover the important stories missed or misreported by mainstream media in 2014. Let's catch up on some of the headlines.

As Elections Approach, Zambia Sees Rising Social Media Hate Speech, Ethnic Tension

"This electoral campaign period has brought out some sad realities about us as people."

A Presidential Birth Certificate Controversy Provokes Social Unrest in Gabon

From #ReclaimYourMosques to #ReclaimPakistan, Pakistanis Call for an End to Extremism

Horrified by the attack on a Peshawar school by Taliban militants, who killed more than 130 students, Pakistanis are protesting for an end to violent radicalism.

30 December 2014

Indians Plead for #NetNeutrality as Airtel Raises Data Charges

Global Voices Advocacy

Although plans are now on hold due to regulatory restrictions, advocates worry that the company may yet find a way impose the fee increase.

Central Asia's 2014: Lots of Alarms but only a Few Surprises

In 2014 Global Voices' Central Asia team wrote about Sochi, Afghan elections, Tajikistan behaving strangely, a Kazakh currency devaluation, an Uzbek Princess' fall and a volleyball tournament in Taiwan. What?

Macedonians ‘Hug’ Skopje Shopping Centre to Protect It From Baroque-isation

The Skopje 2014 project is a controversial and costly initiative that aims to give the city's buildings makeover in the neoclassical or baroque style.

Hijacked Printers in Eastern Ukraine and Russia Print Pro-Ukraine Messages

Can Women Be Sexy and Hold Public Office in Jamaica?

Lisa Hanna, Jamaica's minister of youth and culture, has faced criticism for posting a photo of herself in a swimsuit and T-shirt on Instagram.

Peruvian Theaters Mourns the Loss of Playwright Sara Joffré

"Sara Joffré, playwright, director, an example of work and creativity, has died. She did a lot, enthusiastically and well."

Can Trinidad & Tobago's Government Win Political Goodwill from Christmas?

As Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar traveled the country for her "Holiday Toy Drive", some netizens were concerned about her spending in light of a precarious economic future.

29 December 2014

COP20: Responsibilities of Capitalism On Climate Change

Paddington Bear Gets His Peruvian ID

Bicycling 2,930 Kilometers for a Selfie With Uruguay's President José Mujica

New Protest Facebook Page Already in Place as Kremlin Moves Navalny Verdict Forward

RuNet EchoGlobal Voices Advocacy

As thousands of Russians joined a January 15 protest against the verdict in the trial of opposition leader Navalny, the court suddenly moved the verdict announcement to tomorrow, December 30.

Argentina: The Tourism Input in Economy

Will Death of Cartoonist Prompt Introduction of Better Traffic Laws in Bermuda?

A 17-Year-Old Rape Victim's Demand for Justice Gains Momentum in Nepal

Puja Bohara's open letter to Nepal's law minister has resonated with many in the mountainous country, where rape and other kinds of violence against women are prevalent.

Pro-Democracy News Site's Relaunch After Umbrella Revolution Raises Eyebrows in Hong Kong

Global Voices Advocacy

House News' founder shut down the site in July, saying he was 'terrified' of political pressure from Hong Kong and Beijing authorities. He's now rebranded the site as Stand News.

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