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December, 2014

Stories from December, 2014

29 December 2014

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.

Argentina: The Tourism Input in Economy

Will Death of Cartoonist Prompt Introduction of Better Traffic Laws in Bermuda?

A 17-Year-Old Rape Victim's Demand for Justice Gains Momentum in Nepal

Puja Bohara's open letter to Nepal's law minister has resonated with many in the mountainous country, where rape and other kinds of violence against women are prevalent.

Post-Umbrella Revolution's Politics Reflected in the Newly Launched Stand News

Advox

With tensions still sky-high in Hong Kong, the newly-formed Stand News may seek to chart new political and journalistic territory.

Pro-Democracy News Site's Relaunch After Umbrella Revolution Raises Eyebrows in Hong Kong

Advox

House News' founder shut down the site in July, saying he was 'terrified' of political pressure from Hong Kong and Beijing authorities. He's now rebranded the site as Stand News.

The Christmas When the French City of Angoulême Built Cages Against Its Homeless People

The holiday spirit in the French city of Angoulême this year meant taking measures against homeless people. The outrage was swift, but will it last?

28 December 2014

Air Asia Plane Carrying 162 People from Indonesia to Singapore Reported Missing

Indonesian authorities are focusing on the Bangka Belitung islands off the east coast of South Sumatra to find the missing plane.

Despite Appearances, 3 Reasons for Madagascar, Algeria and France to Be Cheerful in 2015

It seems that things have not been ideal in Algeria, France and Madagascar, yet the Happy Planet Index ranked them quite high on their happiness list.

27 December 2014

Argentina: Outstanding Tourist Attractions on Social Media in 2014

Medellín's Casa Tres Patios, a Space Where Modern Art Can Flourish

Global Voices visited an art project called Casa Tres Patios in Medellin, Colombia, and chatted with director Tony Evanko about the project and the art scene in the city.

Meet the Kremlin's Snitch

RuNet Echo

A Russian Internet group has leaked a trove of emails allegedly from inside the Kremlin, showing reports about the political activities of influential bloggers and independent journalists.

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.

More Than 120,000 Evacuated as Malaysia Hit by Worst Flooding in Decades

Heavy rainfall caused flooding in Malaysia's eastern states. Netizens used social media to monitor impact of the flood disaster and to coordinate relief efforts.

Go Inside Salegy, the Music That Dominates Madagascar

Salegy has been one of Madagascar's most popular dance music genres since the mid-20th century. These days, young stars are dialing back the guitar work and cranking up the tempo.

26 December 2014

How to Reduce the Production of CO2 in Daily Life?

Mexico: An Unsatisfactory and Late Presidential Address

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.

Where Does Venezuela Fit in the New US-Cuba Love-in?

Cuba and its longtime foe the United States of America are growing closer politically, after a lifetime of acrimony. That leaves Havana's revolutionary ally and patron Venezuela looking worryingly friendzoned.

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