Stories about Good News from March, 2015
Myanmar Rural Villagers Share Their Development Plans Through Facebook
"It is a valuable method because it identifies what the community truly needs, instead of what we think they might need.”
A Trinidadian Falls in Love with Jamaica
Trindadian diaspora fashion blogger, Afrobella, grew up “steeped in reggae music and [with] a love for Jamaican culture” – so why did it take her so long to actually visit the island? She's not sure she can answer that question, considering that her first impression was that “Jamaica is an...
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.
Six Reasons You Should Visit Malapascua, Philippines, at Least Once in Your Life
Deciding which of the 7,000 Philippine islands to visit is no easy task. Marie Bohner makes a strong case for one in particular.
Google Art Project Now Features Ukrainian Street Art
Ukrainian graffiti and street art, previously visible mostly to Ukrainians and tourists walking the streets of Ukrainian cities, is now available to Internet users across the globe.
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."
Access to Grani.Ru and Other Censored News Websites Restored by Digital Activists
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
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.
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."
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.
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.