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1 July 2016

Stories from 1 July 2016

Technology, Engineering and Incredible Discoveries Mark the Panama Canal Expansion

"The Panama Canal I visited is now a tiny little canal compared to what's being inaugurated today."

The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: Brexit, Brexit Everywhere

This week, we take you to the Caribbean, Brazil, Russia, Tanzania and Azerbaijan.

Massive Nude Photo Leak Raises Issue of Online Protection Laws in Trinidad & Tobago

Global Voices Advocacy

Police suspect the leak is part of an online pornography ring, and that some of the photographs are being sold.

Telegram Bug Leaks Russian TV News Station's Internal Chats to Random User

RuNet EchoGlobal Voices Advocacy

Telegram's known security flaws do not explain why Anna Gorbacheva, whose device never belonged to anyone associated with TV Rain, suddenly began receiving notifications of the team's private messages.

Why Everyone in Madagascar Is Making Jokes About Pineapple

PineappleGate in Madagascar is much more than meets the eye.

Russia's Children's Rights Commissioner May Have Finally Landed in a Scandal He Can't Overcome

RuNet Echo

A single, poorly worded question displaying insensitive nonchalance after a tragedy appears to be the downfall of Russia's commissioner of children's rights.

The ‘Achievement Epidemic’ in Vietnam Schools

"I think families’ expectations and the career guidance given to students are unrealistic and not that helpful."

In China, Homophobia and Fear of ‘Foreign Forces’ Go Hand in Hand

After a lesbian couple got engaged publicly at a university, a school official accused one of the women of being "under the control of an illegal organization."

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