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23 December 2015

Stories from 23 December 2015

On Taiwan, Facebook and the Politics of Trolling on the Chinese Internet

Advox

When Facebook became accessible in mainland China, trolls descended on a Taiwanese politician. What might happen if Facebook were to become permanently accessible in China?

Russia's Citizen Journalists: Mercenary Mudslingers or Intrepid Investigators?

RuNet Echo

Since three bloggers were arrested in Samara, their story of muckraking and blackmail has come to threaten the future of investigative blogging, as well as Governor Nikolai Merkushkin's tenure.

25 Years After Officially Closing, Kyrgyzstan's Biggest Dump Is Still Rancid and Expanding

Is the toxic, anarchic landfill that has troubled Bishkek for over two decades about to be brought to heel?

This Year on GV Face We Took You to Gaza, Budapest, Beirut, Paris and Beyond

GV Face

This has been a fascinating year on GV Face, our Hangout series where we try to understand the world through discussions with our on-ground experts -- Global Voices community members.

Award-Winning Citizen Journalist Ahmad Almossa Killed in Idlib, Syria

Advox

Ahmad Mohamed Almossa, a member of Syrian citizen journalism collective Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS), was assassinated by masked men in northern Syria, the group announced on Twitter.

The Bridge From Russia to Crimea Doesn't Exist Yet, But It Already Has an Instagram Account

RuNet Echo

Cats can help improve your bridge construction project's social media strategy, especially if you need to draw attention away from how slow and expensive your project is.

What Will it Take to End Police Brutality in Armenia?

A complacent executive and uncaring judiciary have given a free hand to the Caucasus country's unloved police force.

On Politics, Big Contracts and Parties in Trinidad & Tobago

Government ministers are seen socialising with corruption accused. The president of a corruption watchdog organisation is forced to resign. Coincidence? One blogger calls foul and tries to connect the dots.

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