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24 December 2015

Stories from 24 December 2015

Christmas in Japan? Get Ready for Running Trees, Dazzling Lights, and Fried Chicken

Japan has its own unique approach to Christmas that includes amazing light displays, delicate cakes and delicious fried chicken.

Advox by the Numbers: 2015 in Digital Rights

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In 2015, Turkey blocked 166 websites for publishing one controversial image, Thai activists knocked 5 government websites offline in a virtual "sit-in", and Mexico spent $6.3 million on surveillance software.

Is Christmas Really Banned in Brunei?

Yes and no. Non-Muslims can celebrate in their homes and places of worship. And as one netizen commented, "Why is the supposed Christmas 'ban' only reaching Western media now?"

From Hallacas to Horchata, the Tastes of Latin America's Holiday Season

“Vitello tonnato” in Argentina, Russian salad in Venezuela and turkey in Peru. Explore the sweet and savory of the festive season in Latin America, as told by Global Voices contributors.