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· March, 2015

Stories about Good News from March, 2015

31 March 2015

Myanmar Rural Villagers Share Their Development Plans Through Facebook

Rising Voices

"It is a valuable method because it identifies what the community truly needs, instead of what we think they might need.”

25 March 2015

Recycled Cooking Oil Fuels LED Cherry Blossoms in Energy-Conscious Japan

Special wintertime lights clash with Japan's efforts to reduce power consumption following the Fukushima nuclear disaster. The seasonal tradition could use alternative fuels, like the Meguro River's "cherry blossoms" do.

23 March 2015

Six Reasons You Should Visit Malapascua, Philippines, at Least Once in Your Life

The Bridge

Deciding which of the 7,000 Philippine islands to visit is no easy task. Marie Bohner makes a strong case for one in particular.

15 March 2015

After the Charlie Hebdo Attack, Can We Laugh About Anything?

"Freedom of speech must be complete. However, freedom of conscience and worship must be protected too."

12 March 2015

Access to Grani.Ru and Other Censored News Websites Restored by Digital Activists

RuNet Echo

As part of Operation Collateral Freedom, activists used the technique known as mirroring to duplicate the nine censored sites and place their copies on the servers of large Internet companies

11 March 2015

Katsuo Ningen, the Humanoid Severed Fish Head That Won Japan's Heart

In a country used to mascots, even Japanese people are surprised by "Bonito Man," better known as Katsuo Ningen, who represents one of Japan's most isolated prefectures.

10 March 2015

A Candy-Powered Rocket in Japan? Challenge Accepted!

People from all over Japan participated in the Candy Rocket Project, embarking on a mission to launch a rocket. Candy maker UHA Mikakuto uploaded the results in cool YouTube video.

Gender Perspective Comes to Puerto Rico's Public School System

"Even though it isn't an end in itself, this step is a tremendous instrument in favor of human rights in Puerto Rico."

6 March 2015

A Week in the Life of a Tokyo ‘Salary Man’

A recent video by prolific YouTube vlogger has gone viral, reaching more than half a million views. The video highlights Japan's working hours, and government effort to address the issue.

5 March 2015

Beachgoers Form Human Chain to Save Drowning Swimmers in Peru

"To witness the solidarity shown by swimmers at Arica beach to save some people with a human chain makes me believe in humanity!"

Madagascar's Citizens Save Themselves As Country Floods

Global Voices profiles four citizen initiatives that are providing relief to populations affected by Madagascar's new floods.

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