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· November, 2015

Stories about Economics & Business from November, 2015

Russia Considers Tougher Restrictions on Mobile SIM-Card Sales

You already need a passport to buy a prepaid SIM-card in Russia, but regulators want to further restrict SIM-card sales, citing security reasons and the increasing "terrorist threat."

With Messaging Apps Still Banned, Bangladeshis Turn to Tor (and Twitter)

It is not clear whether the government has blocked the Facebook portal or banned the use of Facebook altogether.

How Manila Became a ‘Walking Dead’ City During the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit

Leaders from 21 nations arrived in Manila to attend an economic summit. As part of security measure, major roads were closed and flights were cancelled, which inconvenienced thousands of residents.

Rastafari Rootzfest Celebrates Jamaica's Emancipation of Marijuana

The Rastafari Rootzfest -- Jamaica's first ever "educational ganja festival" -- is paving the way for the island to make its mark on the emerging global marijuana industry.

Social Media Movements Encourage Indian Women to Wear Their Saree Proudly

From #100SareePact to #SareeNotSorry, Indian women are celebrating the traditional garment online.

Russia Changes Its Mind, Asks Twitter to Store Russian User Data Locally

Previously, Roscomnadzor had said Twitter was exempt from the norms of the data localization law as the kind of user data Twitter collects did not qualify as “personal information."

Shiseido's Gender-Bending Commercial

Japanese cosmetic company Shiseido has produced a gender-bending commercial that is turning heads.

Brazil’s Modern Day Slave Owners Don't Want Their Names on the Web

Multiple court rulings have led to the censorship of Brazil's "dirty list" that identifies companies engaged in forced labor practices.

These Paintings Depict the Indigenous Peoples’ Struggle Against Exploitation in the Philippines

The Philippines has an estimated 14 million indigenous peoples. The majority are living in remote villages threatened by destructive mining, development aggression, and militarization.

Mozambicans Start a Petition Against the High Cost of Internet

Prices for internet access have jumped after Mozambique´s National Communication Institute (INCM) cut subsidies to local internet providers by 75%, undermining government's supposed pro-internet position.

How Successful Was Ghana's #DumsorMustStop Vigil?

How do you define the success of a mass protest?

The Sorry State of Indian Railways

"Life in India doesn't stop for a train journey, it invades it. The train is a meeting place, a marketplace, a hotel and a restaurant."

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