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30 December 2014

Stories from 30 December 2014

Indians Plead for #NetNeutrality as Airtel Raises Data Charges

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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?

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

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.

Chinese Authorities Weren't Feeling the Christmas Spirit This Year

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.