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· March, 2016

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Stories about English from March, 2016

25 March 2016

Australia Asked to Stop Stealing Timor-Leste's Oil and Future

Australia is accused of expanding its maritime borders which deprives Timor Leste of its right to own and earn from its oil and gas reserves.

Hot Cross Buns, A Caribbean Easter Tradition

"Hot cross buns! Hot cross buns! One a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns!" The Caribbean loves this delicious Easter tradition.

24 March 2016

How Many More Bombings Targeting Tourists Before West Africa Develops a Regional Strategy?

The Bridge

"The danger is not as far away as we may think. . . . And attacks have little to do with internal peace or relations between religious groups."

Beyond Heroics and the Cold War, Changing the Discourse on the Grenada Revolution

"Thirty-seven years after the overthrow of Sir Eric Gairy, scholars, activists and others who value social justice, continue to explore and document the ‘revo’ and its ongoing impacts."

Albanian Activists Rally Against a ‘Concrete’ End for Tirana's Last Public Park

"...the voice and perspective raised by numerous civic movements has met with outright arrogance by the Tirana Municipality authorities..."

23 March 2016

#TrollCabal Redefines Trolling on Nigerian Twitter

#TrollCabal "provides a counter narrative that is non-violent and at the same time humorous," explains member Nwachukwu Egbunike.

BBC Says Russia's ‘Troll Factory’ Faked a Video Showing a US Soldier Shooting at a Quran

RuNet Echo

According to an investigative report by the BBC’s Russian-language service, the footage was actually staged by St. Petersburg’s infamous “troll factory,” the Agency for Internet Studies.

Nepotism Cases Sully Both Sides of the Political Aisle in Trinidad & Tobago

"In 2016, it is long past the time for independent and transparent systems of investigation and accountability."

Seen Southeast Asia From a Bird’s Eye? Try an Astronaut’s Lens

Southeast Asia’s capital cities are among the most photographed and famous destinations in the world. But what do they look like from space?

Yahoo Reports First Content Removal Requests from the Russian Government

RuNet EchoAdvox

This is the first time Yahoo has reported receiving Russian requests requests to remove user-generated content from services such as Flickr and Yahoo Groups.

22 March 2016

Mutual Self-Interest: Bahrain Celebrates 200 Years of ‘Friendship’ with Britain

The Bridge

Bahrain marks the 200th anniversary of its relationship with Britain with a year of celebrations—and a large dose of historical revisionism.

Indian Migrant Worker Arrested in Saudi Arabia For Denouncing Working Conditions on Facebook

Advox

"People stuck...in a country where they are treated worse than dogs, for years in very bad conditions, that's the reality 'necessary' for us to fuel our tanks. Infuriating and depressing."

European Union Signs Controversial Deal to Deport Refugees to Turkey

The EU will turn asylum seekers of all nationalities except Syrian back to Turkey, and accept one Syrian refugee for each refugee turned back.

An Artist Captures Kathmandu's Recent Hardships in His Imaginative Artwork

Ashim Shakya, a self-taught artist, has depicted in his artwork the scarcity of goods under blockade and the April 2015 earthquake that left thousands dead.

21 March 2016

Teacher's Intolerant Tirade Raises Questions About Education in Trinidad & Tobago

"Fixing" homosexuality and atheism by wielding a gun is not talk you would expect to hear from a teacher -- yet, at one Trinidad school, students are in full support.

20 March 2016

A Side-by-Side Look at Prison Life in France and Madagascar

The life of prisoners in Madagascar and France.

Russian Journalists Create New Independent Trade Union

RuNet Echo

Russian journalists have founded a new independent trade union organization to boost professional solidarity and provide more support for reporters working in the country.

Is Exposing Corruption Becoming a Crime in Botswana?

Does it matter how journalists get hold of public information to expose corruption?

19 March 2016

Netizens Mock Mark Zuckerberg's Love Affair with China

Advox

"Mark, you have six people in your running team. Did you apply for authorisation to run on the street? If not, this is illegal in China."

A Shocking Murder Has Chinese Wondering If Education Does Enough for Students’ Mental Health

"Within the existing education system, only focusing on scores has made students more and more selfish, lacking love and kindness."

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