GREGORY WARNER, HOST:
I'm Gregory Warner, host of NPR's ROUGH TRANSLATION. As we enter this uncertain election season, one thing we know for sure - things are going to get dirty. And I'm not just talking about the U.S. campaign trail.
UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #1: I raised both my middle fingers and shot (ph) rapid slurs at the justice system.
WARNER: Starting September 16, we bring you a new series - ROUGH TRANSLATION's School of Scandal.
UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #1: There are lines that shouldn't be crossed. Don't cross them.
WARNER: We'll take you around the world to meet people calling each other out...
UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #2: All of these comments are scrolling across the screen.
WARNER: ...And taking each other down...
UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #3: We're just going to take out all our anger on censorship in general on you.
WARNER: ...To try to change the status quo...
UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #4: It's a good feeling in a bad moment. Some of us have to now really come to terms with, how do we then go from here?
WARNER: ...Because sometimes, a little scandal can help you see what's really important. We're going to meet fan fiction writers fighting Internet censors in China...
UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #2: Where it's like negative influence or pornographic suggestions.
WARNER: ...Indians calling out caste privilege in Silicon Valley.
UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #4: Many feel a little bit uncomfortable, but they say thank you for saying the way it is. I'm like, there's no other way I could have said it (laughter).
WARNER: And in Uganda, a poet with nothing to lose battles a dictator by baring it all.
UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #1: Everybody had ignored me. I tried so hard, and nobody cared.
WARNER: ROUGH TRANSLATION's School of Scandal - that starts September 16.
UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #1: But that day, they got it.
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UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #1: You don't need a bullet or a bomb. You just need your boobs.
UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #5: Why? Why does that work?
UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #1: Scandal, like (gasping).
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