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December, 2014

Stories from December, 2014

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

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,...

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

Traditional Iñupiaq Story Comes To Life Through Video Game

A traditional Native Alaskan story called "Kunuuksaayuka" has become a video game thanks to a collaborative initiative that seeks to preserve their culture and language.

Indians Plead for #NetNeutrality as Airtel Raises Data Charges

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?

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

Thailand’s 12 Tumultuous Months in 2014

Thailand in 2014: Street protests, martial law regime, media and web censorship, and the rise to power of a junta-backed government. Will 2015 bring change?

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.

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

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

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

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?

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