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· March, 2016

Stories about Economics & Business from March, 2016

29 March 2016

Meet the Jamaican Entrepreneur Who Found a Way to Make ‘Going Green’ Fulfilling, Socially Responsible, and Even Profitable

How did one Jamaican entrepreneur help water-challenged families in Flint, Michigan? Jovan Evans proves that developing eco-friendly ideas can benefit both people and the planet, while being profitable.

26 March 2016

Center for Monitoring Propaganda and Disinformation Online Set to Open in Russia

RuNet Echo

Russia already has agencies that oppose and respond to cyberattacks, but the center's creators say it would be the first of its kind, monitoring and preventing information attacks online.

25 March 2016

Russian Censors Target Public Wi-Fi Spots in Crusade Against Blocked Websites

RuNet EchoAdvox

Russian censors are now policing public Wi-Fi in places such as cafes, shopping malls or public libraries, to make sure ISPs are blocking access to websites that are officially banned.

24 March 2016

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

The Hidden Cost of Signing Up for Internet in Spain: Your Sanity

The Bridge

Days of waiting for installation turn into weeks. You feel bitter. You feel powerless. You google the word “Kafkaesque”.

17 March 2016

Russia Plans to Fine Websites for ‘Propaganda’ of Circumvention Tools

RuNet EchoAdvox

The Kremlin is so worried about internet circumvention tools it now seeks to make mere mentions of them illegal and introduce fines for "propaganda" of ways to access blocked websites.

How a Cyber Heist Ended the Career of Bangladesh's Respected Central Bank Governor

"Dr. Atiur has resigned, that's his bold and honest move. But what happened to nabbing the thieves? How was the server hacked? Who was looking after the cybersecurity?"

16 March 2016

Russian Online Service Asks Women to Pay to Remind Their Boyfriends to Buy Them Flowers

RuNet Echo

“Using modern Internet-advertising tools,” the website says, ”we delicately remind your boyfriend that it’s been some time since he’s gifted flowers, and point out that flowers are important to women.”

14 March 2016

Uber Is Now Sharing Data With the Moscow Transportation Department

RuNet Echo

Uber, the popular and contested taxi alternative, is now cooperating with the Moscow authorities and sharing their car movement data with the local transportation agency.

8 March 2016

The Flourishing Relationship Between Women and the Book Industry of Jamaica

When it comes to Jamaica's publishing industry, women not only enjoy gender parity -- they are leading the way in all things book-related.

Six Tajik Mothers Who Rule the Roost on Facebook

Tajikistan celebrates Mother's Day, a rebranded version of International Women's Day, on March 8.

7 March 2016

‘Unmasking the Corrupt’? Transparency International’s Trinidad and Tobago Chapter Is Giving It a Shot

Global Voices talks to Deryck Murray about the 2015 Corruption Perception Index, his organisation's work, and why continued efforts to fight corruption are critical to the region's future.

5 March 2016

India's Promise To Double Farmers’ Paltry Income May Be Too Little, Too Late

With compounding problems in the agriculture sector, one recommendation suggests that increasing productivity and focusing on small disadvantaged farmers are key to improving farmers’ standard of living in India.

2 March 2016

What Awaits Confiscated Narco Fortunes? A Look at Police Work in Mexico, Colombia, and the US

Many people wonder about the destiny of drug lords' fortunes after they're captured. This report offers a glimpse of what happens in Mexico, Colombia, and the US.

1 March 2016

Latin America's Informal Recyclers Push for Recognition and Protection on International Waste Pickers’ Day

Recyclers make many contributions through their work, including creating jobs and reducing municipal spending on waste management