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23 December 2016

Stories from 23 December 2016

Transportation Showdown: Japanese Mascots’ Big Butts Vs. Train Doors

Japanese mascots often have a hard time boarding trains. It's because of their butts.

What Christ Is Born Among Us Today?

The Bridge

"Yes, we are Christians, but we don’t want a Christ that doesn’t look like us...."

When They Censored Messaging Apps on Election Day, Montenegrin Regulators ‘Acted Legally’

Advox

Political oppositionists and prominent members of the country's civil society say the government's crackdown on social media harmed Montenegro's freedom of expression at a time when it was most needed.

Former Kuwaiti Lawmaker Sentenced to 42 Years in Jail for Tweets, ‘Insulting Saudi Arabia’

Advox

Dashti is a critic of Saudi Arabia, in particular its war in Yemen. He is also known for his controversial support of the regime of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad

On YouTube, a Glimpse of the Funny Side of Latin American Christmas Celebrations

Humor: One of the most important elements in Latin American Christmas celebrations.

Things Are Not What They Seem: The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast

This week, we take you to Paraguay, Iran, Qatar and the Caribbean.

Investigative Journalists Reveal Accumulated Wealth of Serbian Politicians

The revelations, compiled by investigative journalism network KRIK, are generating lively debate online and within traditional media.

Christmas Time Means Loads of Peculiar and Delicious Dishes for Latin Americans

Is your tummy grumbling while home for the holidays? Feast your eyes on the diverse, colorful, and delicious dishes of Latin American tradition in late December.

Watch TED Fellow Bektour Iskender's Talk on the ‘Mega Force’ of Youth Journalism in Kyrgyzstan

In the era of fake news and 'information warfare', the story of Kloop.kg is one that both inspires and reassures.