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24 September 2015
'Halal' Internet refers to Iran's national intranet project, but ads for censorship software associated with groups of parents protesting Ontario's sexual education curriculum are using the term.
Flama uses humor to foster cultural understanding. Its collection of short videos seeks to address the complexity of Latin American identities and their sometimes-simplistic representation in North American society.
14 September 2015
The group behind the project explains, "As a Persian living outside of Iran, I miss speaking Farsi. Whenever I hear someone speak with a Persian accent it makes my day."
10 September 2015
This is the video story of how the Cherokee language has adapted and evolved over time to be used with the newest communication technologies introduced to society.
9 September 2015
The surprise appearance of Indonesia's House speaker and his deputy at Donald Trump's campaign rally in New York angered many Indonesian netizens.
8 September 2015
The curators have jokingly titled the collection the “SHT show” because, they write, when the get together it’s fun. "No politics, no prejudices—just an appreciation of our common interests."
6 September 2015
Two men found out the hard way that it is illegal in Russia to share this Oscar-winning anti-fascist Disney cartoon from 1942, "Der Fuehrer’s Face."
5 September 2015
Passport privilege is perhaps the most valuable thing in the middle of the unfolding refugee crisis. Should a document be able to determine life or death in this world?
4 September 2015
"As a grandfather, it's unbearable to see the image of that little body on a beach. Canada must act. Let’s not wait any longer."
1 September 2015
"It's a grave error not to take Trump seriously. His ideas are very dangerous. Many millions of Americans think the way he does, and this is what is very dangerous".
18 August 2015
Ahmad Batebi has caused a social media stir by denouncing the nuclear deal and appearing in an ad produced by an offshoot project of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
14 August 2015
As Turkey gets more and more deeply involved in the raging conflict on its border, security threats at home are on the rise.
Google has created a new larger holding company Alphabet with a new CEO for Google, Sundar Pichai. Indian social media users welcome Pichai's new leadership with greetings, pun and humour.
12 August 2015
The court’s decision on the charges against Rezaian, which include “espionage” and “cooperation with enemy states,” is expected in a week.
2 August 2015
Ethiopian-American musician Meklit Hadero talks about landing in US state of Iowa, an ode to the Afro, and how her music is not so easily defined.
1 August 2015
Kenyans analyzed everything from the hug between Obama and Kenyan President Uhuru to Obama's call to respect gay rights.
31 July 2015
27 July 2015
Replicating Plan Colombia's failed approach, a Washington aid program for Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador combines neoliberal economic reforms with military aid.