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30 December 2016

Stories from 30 December 2016

Russia's Five Most Memorable Censorship Moments of 2016

RuNet EchoAdvox

As 2016 comes to a close, RuNet Echo looks back at the five most controversial, infamous, and even ironic actions this year by Russia's federal censors.

A Satellite Launch Lights Up the Night Sky Over Japan

"A beautiful glow in the nighttime sky." "It was really impressive."

There Were Many Bright Spots to Be Found Amid the Doom and Gloom of 2016

Here's a list of 41 Global Voices stories about the strength and creativity of the human spirit, proving that 2016 wasn't an annus horribilis through and through.

Central Asia in 2016: The More Things Change…?

"Why do they mess about? They should just appoint themselves immortals and pass a law banning death from visiting them."

Bangladesh Blocks 560 Porn Sites

Advox

Bangladesh is a Muslim-majority country, where many people have expressed concerns about the spread and consumption of online pornography. But it is also a democracy.

In 2016, a Toxic Political Smog Spread Over China and Hong Kong

Advox

What's worse? Environmental smog or political smog?

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