Stories about Good News from April, 2015
How a Youth Collective Is Changing the Brazilian Amazon Community of Cabelo Seco
"The community still faces weaknesses, fights and disputes, a lot of worries at home and in the streets, but we try to overcome all that."
Authorities Said a Protester Assaulted Hong Kong Police. Witness Video Showed Otherwise
The couple went out of their way to help 17-year-old Ho Pak-Hei, who was acquitted. Ordinary heroes like them are stepping up with proof that pro-democracy protesters were falsely accused.
The Beginning of a New Era for Bangladesh Cricket
"Congrats to Bangladesh on a comprehensive series win against Pakistan. They are growing in confidence since the World Cup."
In Hong Kong, a Beer With a Side Order of Learning
The event is part of a worldwide initiative called "Raising the Bar", which aims at making education a part of popular urban culture. Hong Kong is Asia's first host city.
Caracas #SmartCityHack Proposes Solutions to People's Problems
The Venezuelan edition of the Hackathon Smart Cities took place in Caracas from 6 to 8 March, 2015. Don't you know what a hackathon is? If so, read this post! The #SmartCityHack event was simultaneously organized in 27 cities by Global Datafest. “@forummedia: 5historias de querer es poder detrás del...
Prejudices Erode in Chilean Floods as Colombian Immigrants Mount a Relief Effort
Colombian immigrants have displayed remarkable solidarity by volunteering for relief work in Chile's flooded cities, challenging many Chileans' anti-immigrant prejudices.
France Launchs National Campaign to Curb Racist and Anti-Semitic Acts
On April 17, the French government unveiled a national campaign to combat racism and anti-Semitism in France. The objective of the campaign is to fight all prejudices, raise awareness and get citizens engaged in the conversation. One hundred euros will be allocated over three years to educate and promote cultural diversity. The...
Ugandan Peace Advocate Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
This is Uganda (ThisIs256) is a platform of talented writers from Uganda who are determined to write positive stories about their country, banishing stories about poverty porn, hunger, Ebola, and tribalism, among others. They seek to represent an authentic, reflective, honest, and objectively balanced study about Uganda that you will...
Bengali New Year Takes a Colorful Stand Against Religious Extremism in Bangladesh
Among the fun and festivities for Bengali New Year in Bangladesh was a serious message, "Burn many lights in the darkness of hearts," to commemorate bloggers and activists recently murdered.
How Do Madagascar's People Get By on So Little? With Lots of Ingenuity
"Ady Gasy", a documentary by rising filmmaker Lova Nantenaina, portrays the resourcefulness of Madagascar's people to overcome their daily struggles.
China Finally Releases Five Detained Feminist Activists
But they are not free yet. The five will be under police surveillance for a year.
Japan’s ‘Compassionate Pugilist’ Gives Training and Hope to Poor Filipino Boxers
There are thousands of amateur Filipino boxers who wanted to be like world champion Manny Pacquiao but many of them remain poor and lack proper training.
Did a Facebook Post Speed up the Rescue of Tajik Citizens from Yemen?
"And who will rescue us? We live in Yemen, work as doctors, there are more than 300 of us, 400 if to count children too."
Meet One of the Few American Women Married to a Japanese Man
Among "international marriages" in Japan, US husbands outnumber US wives 6 to 1. Tracy Slater, who left Boston to marry a Japanese man, is one of those wives.
Radio Ambulante Reimagines Latin America’s Most Beloved News Source—the Radio
Radio Ambulante co-founder and executive producer Daniel Alarcón talks about the radio program’s journalistic lineage, the new immigrant reality, and stories that blow borders to bits.
The Next Hotel You Stay At Might Be Run By Global Voices
Global Voices is set to bolster its future sustainability with a series of innovative business enterprises.