Stories from 30 December 2014
Although plans are now on hold due to regulatory restrictions, advocates worry that the company may yet find a way impose the fee increase.
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?
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.
Ukrainian hackers are fighting the Russian-led occupation of Donbas and Crimea by occupying security cameras and hijacking networked printers in Eastern Ukraine and Russia.
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?
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.
"Sara Joffré, playwright, director, an example of work and creativity, has died. She did a lot, enthusiastically and well."
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.
For many young Chinese, Christmas is simply a lighthearted diversion that has little to do with religious faith, but authorities see the Western festival as a threat.