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11 March 2015

Stories from 11 March 2015

Real Goats. Real Stories. Bangladesh Delivers.

Read the full interview here at Scroll.in. Bangladesh has now a satirical Facebook page much like Pigeons of New York, which is itself a parody site of the famous Humans of New York project. Goats of Bangladesh...

#Pyrawebs: Online Activism Against Metadata Retention Bill in Paraguay

The retention of metadata coming from the digital environment has special relevance in Latin America, where throughout history several dictatorships have spied and collected private data to implement a policy...

Russia's Internet Ombudsman Advocates for Storing User Data Abroad

Internet Ombudsman Dmitry Marinichev has proposed allowing foreign Internet companies to store Russians’ personal data abroad with the permission of the owners.

A Dialogue About Communication — Not Political Change — in Iran

Iran Internet experts gather to talk about how Iranians can easily access information communication technologies that connect Iranians to each other, and to the rest of the world.

Political Pollution Polarizes Public Opinion Over China's Environmental Crisis

Within more politicized circles of online opinion leaders, there has also been a myriad of criticism heaped on Chai Jing’s air pollution documentary "Under the Dome".

Social Media Skewers Gambian President for Using Obama Letter as Propaganda

Did President Obama send a letter to congratulate Gambian citizens on the 50th Independence anniversary or endorse President Yahya Jamme's regime? It depends on who you ask.

Leaked Wiretaps Appear to Confirm Election Fraud Suspicions in Macedonia

As Macedonia's wiretapping scandal develops into a full political saga, newly leaked conversations among government officials have revived allegations of fraud during the 2014 election.

Iran's Foreign Minister Responds to Letter from Republican Senators

Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif penned a response to the letter 47 Republican U.S. Senators sent to Iranian leaders. The letter was in opposition to nuclear negotiations with Iran over...

Katsuo Ningen, the Humanoid Severed Fish Head That Won Japan's Heart

In a country used to mascots, even Japanese people are surprised by "Bonito Man," better known as Katsuo Ningen, who represents one of Japan's most isolated prefectures.

Internet Doodles as a Gauge of Women's Status in China Today

"But the boss rejected our idea and changed the image. The new caption says, 'You deserve special care.' I saw Google's today, and I just feel sad."

Cartoons Condemn State Brutality in Myanmar After ‘Police Thugs’ Attack Student Rally

-"In our country, we train dogs to take care of violent acts." -"In our country, we train people to conduct violence."

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