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7 March 2016

Stories from 7 March 2016

Being Intentional About What's in Our Networks

The Bridge

"But here's the thing: I'm okay with disagreeing with things I see online. More than that even; I want to see things I disagree with online."

Social Media Slams Idea That Murdered Backpackers in Ecuador ‘Were Asking for It’

"These are all comments from my social media feeds which leave me totally ashamed. How can such backward thinking still exist in this day and age."

There Are Many, Many Things the Chinese Communist Party Doesn't Want Shown on TV

If producers were to follow the guidelines to the letter, TV would become very boring in China.

McDonald's Ad Featuring a Man Coming Out to His Father Goes Viral in Taiwan

Reactions to the ad, in which a father accepts that his son is gay, have been overwhelmingly positive. However, some anti-LGBT groups predictably complained.

Russia's Paranoid Patriotism Gets a Cartoon Movie

RuNet Echo

A Russian charity group has made what appears to be a truly amazing animated film. The movie, titled “Children Versus Wizards,” is a Russian chauvinist’s fantasy.

‘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.