Stories from 13 January 2023
Money may not grow on trees, but in Nepal it grows on bushes
Money may not grow on trees, but it grows on bushes in Nepal that are used to print Japanese currency notes. Argeli promises to be one of Nepal’s best-known exports.
Infrastructural content moderation: the case of Mariupol
In addition to the obvious humanitarian consequences that internet shutdowns in a war zone bring, infrastructural content moderation is a potent and dangerous approach to spreading disinformation.
Kenyan Museum photo exhibit celebrates Africans’ contribution to archeology in colonial era
The Fort Jesus Museum exhibition aimed to shake off a “Colombuseque-like tale” of archaeology and the erasure of any memory of the vital role played by Africans in Kenya.
Thailand’s new ministerial decree could further suppress free speech online
The new decree is “another tool of control for the authorities to silence critical dissent, and a reflection of the digital dictatorship in Thailand.”