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2 December 2015

Stories from 2 December 2015

After Naysayers Call Him ‘Lewd’, Singaporeans Voice Their Support for American Singer Adam Lambert

"Singaporeans can enjoy a good show without their consciences being affronted by lewd acts in the name of entertainment."

Netizen Report: ‘Terrorist Threat’ or Political Speech? States Target Social Media Post-Paris

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Saudi threatens to sue anyone who compares its penal system to ISIS, China cuts mobile phone service for ethnic minorities and Google goes to bat for fair use.

‘Cloud’ Jokes Aplenty After China Blamed for Australian Meteorology Bureau Hack

Accusations that China has hacked Australia's Bureau of Meteorology have brought swift online responses down under.

GV Face: How Do You Feel About The Term “Terrorism”?

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Names and labels are something we take very seriously at Global Voices.

Hope for a Unified France Shines Through the Hate and Fear

"One for all and all for humanity, we are and will forever be united"

Welcome to Trinidad, Where You Can Spend a White Christmas (at Least in the Airport)

"I stood in my shoes stunned! And I wondered. Where am I?" Netizens give the winter wonderland decor at Trinidad's international airport a chilly reception.

Saudi Arabia Sentences Poet to Death and Threatens to Sue Critics of Penal System

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The sentence was criticised far and wide with many taking to social media, comparing Saudi Arabia's penal code and punishments to that executed by ISIS.

Beijing's ‘Airpocalypse’ Hits Record Levels as Toxic Smog Chokes City

"Major skyscrapers and landmarks disappear overnight. I cannot for the life of me see what color the traffic lights at the opposite end of the road are."

Furious Customers in Mali Call for a Boycott of Telecom Giant Orange

"Orange has been ripping us off for years...Enough is enough. It must stop."

Thai Printers Scrub Front-Page Article From The International New York Times

"The article in this space was removed by our printer in Thailand. The International New York Times and its editorial staff had no role in its removal."

Fears of a Political Purge Grow in China as Editor and Professor Are Sacked for ‘Improper Discussion’

"So the question is: who defines what is improper or not? Who is the judge?"

Trinidad and Tobago Joins World in Marching for Climate Change Awareness

"Trinidad and Tobago is the second highest carbon emitter per capita in the world. We are here to show our decision makers that we want them to recognise our responsibility."

A Day for Mate, A South American Culinary Infusion

Argentinians consume up to 100 liters of mate per year, however, there was a time when this popular South American infusion was banned.

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