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· March, 2014

Stories about Economics & Business from March, 2014

28 March 2014

Top 10 Russian-Language Tweets, Week 13 of 2014

RuNet Echo

Every Friday, RuNet Echo collects the top ten Russian-language tweets and curates them for Global Voices readers.

27 March 2014

Blogging about Russia's Crimea Annexation? You Could Be an Extremist!

RuNet Echo

Russian lawmakers are toying with the idea of levying extremism charges against bloggers who “incite xenophobic attitudes” when writing about the Crimea.

The Challenges Facing Data Journalism in West Africa

Data journalism in West Africa often must work against a lack of data, funds and regulation.

25 March 2014

3 Ways Mobile Money Transfer Has Changed Kenyans’ Lives

Kenyans on Twitter explain how M-Pesa, a mobile-phone based money transfer and micro-finance service, has changed their lives since the service was introduced seven years ago.

24 March 2014

‘The Subject': A New Crowdfunding Tool for Brazil's Independent Media

Jose Dos Santos, the 1.8-Billion-Dollar President of Angola

Meanwhile, 70 percent of Angolans live on less than two dollars a day.

5 Small Businesses Run By Rural Uruguayan Women

Rural Uruguayan women have created successful self-managed small businesses with which they support their families and bring novel and high-quality products to the local market.

Dear #CongressOccupied Protesters, ‘Don't Let Taiwan Become the Next Hong Kong’

Since protests in Taiwan began March 18 against a trade deal with China, many Hongkongers have sent many messages of encouragement and of warning to the Taiwanese.

23 March 2014

A Telethon to Save Russia's Independent TV

Malaysia's Water Shortage is a Natural and Man-Made Disaster

What Is the Future of Russia's News Media?

RuNet Echo

Now that Moscow has formally annexed Crimea, following a controversial popular referendum, it's possible, if not extremely likely, that Russian journalists will face even greater difficulties.

22 March 2014

South Korea Moves to Restrict Young People's Online Overseas Shopping

Young South Koreans are getting their hands on foreign products not available in their country as well as Korean products at cheaper prices by buying from international sellers.

21 March 2014

The Daily Lives of Sub-Saharan Immigrants in Prague

Do US Sanctions Against Putin's Cronies Fuel Russian Patriotism?

RuNet Echo

So far, it seems the West’s response to the annexation of Crimea has only reinforced Russia’s patriotic frenzy. But could tougher sanctions change that?

China Recruits Tencent and Alibaba for Private Bank Pilot

China has named ten companies, including Internet giants Alibaba and Tencent, to set up five privately owned banks. The move has some fearful for state-owned traditional banking.

20 March 2014

Macedonian Students Demanding Better Living Conditions Called ‘Unpatriotic’

While most have supported Macedonian university students' online campaign to raise awareness about the unlivable conditions of dormitories in Skopje, one columnist called their efforts "unpatriotic".

Are America's Latest Sanctions on Russia Based on a List by a Blogger?

RuNet Echo

"looks like it isn't the CIA that's in charge of Navalny, but Navalny that's in charge of the CIA"

19 March 2014

Protesters Occupy Taiwan's Legislature Over China Trade Deal

Angry protesters surrounded the Legislation Yuan and some stormed the floor demanding a proper review of the Cross-Strait Service Trade Agreement signed with China.

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