Stories about Good News from June, 2013
China Shoots Down Accusations that Edward Snowden is a Spy
Edward Snowden, the whistleblower behind the revelations of the United States massive Internet spying program, turned to the Guardian newspaper once again, this time for an online Q&A, shortly after China broke its silence over the leaking scandal and said Snowden was not a spy for the country. Despite a cautious response from the government, China's online world has been abuzz with chatter surrounding the case.
Bangladesh's Capital City Dhaka Gets Its First Bus Map
Commuters who take the bus Bangladesh's capital city of Dhaka, home to 15 million people and very heavy traffic, can for the first time look at a map to plan their route, thanks to a crowdfunded and crowdsourced project by US social-venture group Urban Launchpad and Bangladeshi advocacy organization Kewkradong.
Contemporary Indian Art Explored in Video Conversations with Artists
The Regarding India project is a series of video interviews with Indian artists about their work conducted by Kathryn Myers, a painter and professor of art at the University of Connecticut.
The Kindest Peruvian Has Been Found
Marisol Rodríguez Gamero, a 23-year old Law School student, won the contest "The kindest Peruvian" organized by the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism of that country, to encourage Peruvians to relate to positive values and attitudes, highlighting their kindness towards tourists.