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· January, 2014

Stories about Humor from January, 2014

28 January 2014

Calypso, Race & Political Allegiance in Trinidad & Tobago

The 2014 Carnival season in Trinidad and Tobago is heating up, as a controversial calypso is banned from live performances at a venue whose owner often courted controversy himself.

Fairy Tales in the 21st Century

26 January 2014

Pig Photos Censored in Malaysia

Photos of pigs were blackened out by a printing company in the Malaysian edition of the New York Times. The 'pig censorship' shocked many people in the Muslim-majority nation

25 January 2014

Super Bowls: Olympic Toilet Humor

RuNet Echo

Are the "toilet-gate" conspiracy theorists correct in their paranoia? Does it even matter if they aren't?

20 January 2014

Dr. House Hits Sore Spot with Russians

RuNet Echo

British actor Hugh Laurie caused quite a stir on the RuNet this weekend, when he reacted vehemently to a Guardian article describing Vladimir Putin's views on homosexuality

15 January 2014

4 Arrested after White Powder Attack on Guatemalan Vice President

The VP was leaving the annual state of the union address. Reactions to the incident show citizens' skepticism regarding the government and their results in their two years in power.

Video: Music Parody about Food in China

14 January 2014

Virtual Secret Santas – the Global Voices Way

So how do you keep someone virtually in suspense for a whole month, sending messages without revealing your identity? Here are a few tips from those who tried and succeeded!

10 January 2014

Australia: ‘What Happens When A Politician Pisses Off The Internet’

Arrested for Calling Zambia's President Michael Sata a ‘Sweet Potato’

Catholic Priest turned politician Father Frank Bwalya called President Michael Sata a crooked sweet potato that cannot be straightened during a community radio show.

9 January 2014

How Should Middle Eastern Women Dress in Public?

This question, posed by a University of Michigan study, is drawing laughs – and criticism online.

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