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· December, 2014

Stories about Protest from December, 2014

31 December 2014

Protests, Blackouts, and a Bill of Rights for the Internet: Advox in 2014

Advox

In 2014, the Global Voices Advox team covered more stories than ever before. From Egypt to Ethiopia to Tajikistan to Turkey, our authors wrote what they saw on the ground,...

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

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

29 December 2014

With Protesters Under Threat, Hong Kong Must Increase Transparency on Personal Data Requests

Advox

Protester arrests highlighted the opaque practices under which the city's law enforcement agencies and online service providers handle Internet user data.

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

RuNet EchoAdvox

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.

27 December 2014

Cuban Dissidents Harbor Hope, Fear and Fury Over US-Cuba Reconciliation

Advox

"Cuba is not a computer in which you can install new software and expect it to work differently," says one prominent human rights advocate.

26 December 2014

So Much More Than the World Cup Happened in Brazil in 2014

From a soap opera's groundbreaking gay kiss to a national debate on racism and vigilante justice, 2014 was a busy year in Latin America's largest country.

Somber Scenes as World Mourns Pakistani Children Slain in Peshawar Attack

Vigils remembering those killed when a group of Taliban gunmen stormed an army school in Peshawar, Pakistan, have taken place around the world, from Canada to Tanzania and Sri Lanka.

25 December 2014

Britain's Top Gear Show Not So Top in Argentina After Falklands Gaffe

In October the BBC's Top Gear program exacerbated bad blood between Great Britain and Argentina over the Falkland Islands when filming on location. The show they filmed airs this weekend.

One Dead, Dozens Injured as Myanmar Farmers Continue to Oppose Chinese Copper Mine Project

Clashes over a controversial mining project in Myanmar have claimed the life of a 56-year-old farmer and protester, who reportedly died after being shot in the head by police.

Citizens Battle Government for the Right to Decorate Kyrgyzstan's Main Festive Tree

The municipal government of Kyrgyzstan's capital, Bishkek, has produced a festive fail this year by decorating its New Year tree with tacky-looking plastic discs. Residents are angry.

24 December 2014

Internet Memes Protest Killing of Anti-Mining Villager in Myanmar

Those outraged by the shooting death of a woman protesting the mining project have used popular Internet memes to point out the absurdities of the case.

New Taxes in Macedonia Send Freelancers and Part-Time Workers Into the Streets

In a country where unemployment sits at nearly 29 percent, freelancing and working part-time is all that's available to many people.

22 December 2014

Hate Crimes on LGBTI People in Macedonia Spark ‘Body Bag’ Protests

In October, masked hooligans assaulted a celebration organized by an LGBTI group in Skopje, wrecking a cafe and beating up several people. Police have sat on their hands.

Facebook and Twitter ‘Won't Block’ Navalny in Russia, As Kremlin Continues to Block Protest Mentions

RuNet Echo

Tv Rain reports Facebook and Twitter have decided not to block any more Navalny protest pages, aware that this might mean their whole websites may be blocked in Russia.

21 December 2014

Pakistanis Say #ReclaimYourMosques From Radicalism in Rare, Bold Protests

After the horrific Taliban attack on a military-run school in Peshawar that killed more than hundred and thirty students, a controversial cleric refused to condemn the massacre, sparking protests.

20 December 2014

Navalny Protest Rally Facebook Event Page Blocked in Russia

RuNet Echo

Just one day after supporters of Putin critic Alexey Navalny set up a Facebook event page for a protest rally in his support, the page has been blocked in Russia.

Is A Citizens’ Awakening The Cure For Mexico's “Cancer”?

The Bridge

Recent protest activity on the part of Mexicans may be the beginnings of a cure for the "cancer that’s eating Mexico from the inside," writes Robert Valencia.