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1 March 2014

Stories from 1 March 2014

The Russians Have Weaponized Photoshop

RuNet Echo

With the Crimea crisis, Twitter feeds overflow and news changes too fast to accommodate longer-form blogging. The most successful way to grab attention might be an old medium: political cartoons.

[Video] Decoding Indian Headshakes in Less Than Two Minutes

A Quick Guide to Trinidad & Tobago Carnival

It's Carnival weekend in Trinidad and Tobago - and one blogger has decided to give a rundown of the main aspects of what many call "the greatest show on earth."

VIDEO: #KholoBC Viral Music Video Fights Pakistan's YouTube Ban

#KholoBC, a rap song sung partly in Urdu, partly in English by comedian Ali Gul Pir and rapper Adil Omar, has gone viral on Pakistani social media.

Ukraine's Capital After Yanukovich, Through a Kyrgyz Blogger's Eyes

A Kyrgyz blogger writes about his three-day trip to Kyiv observing everyday life in the city after the ousting of President Viktor Yanukovich.

Japan's Endangered Languages Still Considered Mere Dialects

It may come as a surprise, but Japan has eight endangered languages. We interviewed Fija Byron, who is fighting to protect the language of Okinawan.

Damn Provocateurs vs. Couch Potato Liberals: Russian Nationalists Debate Invading the Crimea

RuNet Echo

When it comes to the current unrest in the Crimea, Russian nationalism produces wildly dissimilar views about what Moscow ought to do.