Stories about Development from January, 2017
"This case illustrates the perils of playing to the social media gallery in diplomacy."
"This narrowed minded decision is not just a ban against the film but a decision against the freedom of expression and creativity in Bhutan."
"The most critical impact of this simple intervention blew me away..."
One activist suggests that local officials sell the fallen trees -- many of them centuries-old -- to the timber industry for a profit.
Jean-Marie Servant, a specialist in reconstructive plastic surgery, a celebrated humanitarian, and a “giant among men,” has died. On social media, his friends are remembering his compassion and genius.
"Battle of the Saucepans" helped the community to view women as not only participants in the fight, but as protagonists. Just as they are in real life.
'Quite a challenge for hackers of free networks that, in my opinion, are close to making an important step towards freedom and autonomy relating to technology and communication.'
Around the world, plant breeders are resisting what they see as corporate control of the food supply by making seeds available for other breeders to use.