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Stories about Culture

6 July 2015

Russian Law Enforcement Advocates for Safe Selfies

RuNet Echo

Several recent cases of young Russians getting hurt or dying while trying to take selfies have led the Russian Interior Ministry to voice its concern over the practice.

Provocative Images Depicting Differences Between Hong Kong and China Highlight Inter-Cultural Conflict

As China continues to undermine the 'One Country, Two Systems' accord, artists in Hong Kong strike back with provocative comparisons between the two territories.

4 July 2015

Iran's Version of The Muppets Makes a Comeback

Kolah Germezi (or "Red Hat") is a beloved Iranian TV program featuring a collection of skits and musical numbers. Its producer says the program officially has 35 million viewers.

3 July 2015

You Can Now Legally Dance the Night Away in Japan

Late-night club-goers are celebrating the end of a police crackdown that shut dancing just when the party was getting started.

30 June 2015

Ecuador's Sarayaku People Are Preserving Their Identity Through Video

Rising Voices

Sarayaku youth in Ecuador are using new technologies to preserve their cultural identity and ancestral legends.

Japan's ‘Too Handsome’ Gorilla Is a Social Media Sensation

Some outside Japan wrote the story off as another “Weird Japan” piece, but that didn't sit well with everyone.

28 June 2015

How Russia’s Biggest Homophobe Joined an LGBT Social Community

RuNet Echo

One of Russia's most popular satirical online communities has used the recent US Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage to troll St. Petersburg's most infamous homophobic politician.

Go Behind the Scenes With Chumel Torres, Mexico’s Answer to John Oliver

His viewership on YouTube continues to grow by attracting mostly young Mexicans, hungry for a breakdown of the news with some comedy.

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