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1 March 2016

Stories from 1 March 2016

Cartoonist Snoggie Gives Uganda's Very Serious Political Issues a Touch of Humor

Snoogies, a leading Ugandan cartoonist, uses art and humor to comment on political issues in the country.

In Bahrain, a Thousand Tears for One Hug

The families of some of Bahrain's estimated 4,000 political prisoners speak up on Twitter calling for better conditions for their loved ones whom they meet behind glass barriers during visits.

‘Barber Show’ Web Series Offers an Honest and Funny Glimpse of Paris's African Community

"The series shows an under-represented community. The aim was to show the cultural richness of this community."

Poyais, the 19th-Century Con That Remains One of History's Boldest

A Scottish military man promised there were fortunes to be made in Poyais. The problem? Poyais didn't exist.

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

Filmmakers Lubezki and Iñárritu Once Again Bring Mexican Flavor to the Academy Awards

"Cuaron, Lubezki & Iñarritu are not flukes but proof of creative vitality in Mexican culture, ethics hard work & opportunity from globalization"

How to Comb Russia's TV News

RuNet Echo

This guide explains how to evaluate Russian TV news sources and navigate television networks' online video archives, in order to compare coverage of specific events.

China Silences Outspoken Tycoon and Other Celebrities on Social Media

Advox

The Cyberspace Administration of China has accused the outspoken real estate tycoon Ren Zhiqiang of publishing “illegal messages with a negative impact.” But he's not alone.

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