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16 March 2016

Stories from 16 March 2016

Russian Online Service Asks Women to Pay to Remind Their Boyfriends to Buy Them Flowers

RuNet Echo

“Using modern Internet-advertising tools,” the website says, ”we delicately remind your boyfriend that it’s been some time since he’s gifted flowers, and point out that flowers are important to women.”

Let’s Tour the Lima and Mexico City of Yesteryear

Some images make us travel to periods and places considered other people's memories; but thanks to images shared online, you can travel in time and space to Lima and Mexico.

Netizen Report: Uganda and Nigeria Seek Stricter Controls for Social Media

Advox

Thuggery runs rampant in the MENA region, Chile bans spy balloons and Google gears up to expand implementation of the "Right to Be Forgotten."

In Iran, It's Norooz Tradition to Jump Over Fire for Good Luck

Chaharshanbe Suri or Red Wednesday is an evening of bonfire jumping and fireworks in Iran which marks the beginning of new year celebrations.

Gymnast Thema Williams’ Long, Fraught Road to Representing Trinidad & Tobago in the Olympics

Thema Williams, the gymnast whose topless pic caused a social media firestorm, has finally been chosen to represent Trinidad and Tobago at the Rio Olympics Test Event.

American Reporter's Assault Reveals How Common Sexual Violence Is in Mexico City

"Women become targets, sometimes without the victims or victimizers being fully aware of it, of expressions that place women second to men, that turn them into objects to be admired."

All Holds Barred in Cage ‘Fight’ Between Two Kazakhs

Blood is thicker than water, and more important than prize money.

‘Nude’ Photos of Australian Aboriginal Women Trigger Facebook Account Suspensions

Advox

Facebook has been attacked over its suspension of people in Australia for posting a photo of topless Aboriginal women performing a public ceremony.

Two Writers Publicly Resign Amid the Chinese Communist Party's Tightening Grip on Culture

"Suzhou has been a place where literati gather since ancient times. It has a very good tradition of pursuing the ideal. But these traditions have almost vanished now."

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