30 August 2016
"We have been looking forward to a coding language in Bengali for a long time. Why should our higher learning and computer learning be in a foreign language?"
29 August 2016
"This sentence signifies a step backwards in terms of tolerance and shows just how much issues of cast, religion, slavery and therefore democracy are taboos in Mauritania."
Nigeria is the most active African country for political conversations on Twitter. That vibrant digital sphere, however, is fraught with hate speech.
28 August 2016
Both the new police grooves and the old army tunes are decidedly patriotic in tone.
"For the first time in 27 years, Karimov is not in control of Uzbekistan."
Tulu is spoken by 3-5 million people in the Indian states of Karnataka and Kerala, plus a sizeable diaspora living in the US and the Gulf countries.
"It is this determination that they show against all odds. I love the athletes in this team as if they were my own children."
27 August 2016
Japan invites the world to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo by emphasizing "otaku culture."
The suit against Zam revolves a family that is fighting a property dispute against well-connected business man Ap Sonam Phuntsho, who is also father-in-law to the Chief Justice of Bhutan.
"This program is trying help push us to make sure we’re not just coming out and often looking at things very simplistically or paternally..."
26 August 2016
"The people of Daraya paid a heavy price for their dream of freedom. For four years they defended their autonomy from the Assadist state, and kept going despite the siege."
Closed off to tourists since 2003, the trail to Brazil's highest mountain is set to reopen in 2018, managed by the indigenous peoples themselves.
25 August 2016
"Madagascar would be the kid no one invites to a party coz they live out of town."
Web blocking continues to plague Bangladesh and Ethiopia, Peru drops US $22 million on spyware, and sharing just might become a crime in Colombia.
RuNet Echo looks back at the most memorable political advertisements in Russia over the past two decades, highlighting some of the strangest, silliest, and scariest videos put out by politicians.
The wife of a labor activist has been charged with posting “insulting” content on Facebook even though she is not a member of the social media site.