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· December, 2015

Stories about Protest from December, 2015

29 December 2015

Ethiopia Censors Satellite TV Channels as Student Protests Draw Global Media Attention

Advox

"If the regime thinks it can cut our audience off from receiving OMN news and programs, they are too dumb to understand what we are made of."

Activists Seek to Dispel Abortion Stigma Fueled by the Macedonian Government's Policies

"Because it's about me, the decision whether to abort or not must remain my and only my right."

28 December 2015

For Artists, the World Was a Canvas for Change in 2015

As 2016 approaches, revisit 16 stories from the Global Voices' archives of art with a powerful purpose.

Sri Lanka's President Says Enrique Iglesias Concert Organisers Should Be ‘Whipped With Toxic Stingray Tails’

President Sirisena didn't like that female fans hugged and kissed the pop star, nor that someone threw her bra onstage. Sri Lankans didn't take to his "moral policing" kindly.

25 December 2015

Activist-Journalist Reflects on Meeting the Iranian Ambassador at a New York Holiday Party

"Iran will one day shine in a way that the Iranian Ambassador will greet Iranian women and journalists without fear and with pride."

23 December 2015

This Year on GV Face We Took You to Gaza, Budapest, Beirut, Paris and Beyond

GV Face

This has been a fascinating year on GV Face, our Hangout series where we try to understand the world through discussions with our on-ground experts -- Global Voices community members.

What Will it Take to End Police Brutality in Armenia?

A complacent executive and uncaring judiciary have given a free hand to the Caucasus country's unloved police force.

22 December 2015

The Syrian Conflict Won't Steal My Christmas

The Bridge

In a country in the throes of war, celebrating Christmas can be an act of both profound naïvete and staunch resistance.

Denmark's Afghan Community Comes Together to Condemn Violence and Extremism

"We hope as well that the global community does not forget the places around the world affected exactly by this epidemic. Afghanistan is exactly one of those places.”

21 December 2015

Russian Activist Gets Two-Year Sentence for ‘Calls to Extremism’ on Social Networks

RuNet EchoAdvox

A Russian court has found activist Darya Polyudova guilty of "public calls to separatism and extremism" on social networks and has sentenced her to two years in a penal colony.

19 December 2015

Does ‘Free Entry’ Always Come at a Cost?: Trinidad & Tobago Talks Gender Discrimination After Nightclub Row

"Not all discrimination is created equal, and not all unequal treatment is necessarily discriminatory."

15 December 2015

Kyrgyzstan’s Madding Online Crowd Targets Dolphinarium

“Dolphins love doing these tricks. If you see how they jump when they are in the sea, they’re just doing the same thing here.”

14 December 2015

2015 Was Boom Times for Corruption in the Caribbean, But Can It Last?

Judging from the alleged corruption that happened in the Caribbean this year, certain regional territories may not improve their ranking in Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index -- or will they?

Nigerian Lawmakers May Criminalize ‘Abusive’ and Anti-Government Messages Online

Advox

Nigeria's social media landscape is poised for dramatic changes, if lawmakers get their way with a new bill that would make it possible to sentence Internet bullies to prison time.

13 December 2015

This City in Siberia Would Rather Elect a Cat Mayor

RuNet Echo

As Barnaul's political process slips further from the public, the frustrations of ordinary citizens are beginning to show. For instance, one Internet community is promoting a house cat’s mayoral candidacy.

How Activists in Southeast Asia Celebrated Human Rights Day

The theme of justice resonated across Southeast Asia as activist groups highlighted their governments' human rights violations and other abuses.

11 December 2015

Bangladesh's Censor Board Blocks the Country's First Chakma-Language Film

There are a number of indigenous groups with unique cultures in Bangladesh. However, their lives and languages are rarely highlighted in Bangladeshi films or national broadcasts.

From Celebration to Repression: São Paulo Students Keep Protesting for Better Education

São Paulo students celebrated after scoring a major victory against the governor's "reorganization" policy, then continued their protests, only to be met with police violence.

10 December 2015

Russia Sentences First Activist to Three Years in Jail for Peaceful Protest

RuNet Echo

Ildar Dadin, jailed for three years for single-person pickets, pleaded not guilty and called the case against him a "shameful persecution based on an unconstitutional law."

9 December 2015

Cambodians March for Land, Justice and Human Rights Despite Government Restrictions

Protests are now banned at the Phnom Penh freedom park, but Cambodian activists from the provinces continue to march towards the capital in order to celebrate International Human Rights Day.

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