Stories about Good News from August, 2016
There's Finally a Programming Language in Bengali Script, Thanks to ‘Potaka’
"We have been looking forward to a coding language in Bengali for a long time. Why should our higher learning and computer learning be in a foreign language?"
The Refugee Olympic Team Showed They Have Plenty to Offer, in Spite of Tragic Stories
"It is this determination that they show against all odds. I love the athletes in this team as if they were my own children."
Brazil’s Highest Mountain Is Reopening for Ecotourism Guided by the Yanomami People
Closed off to tourists since 2003, the trail to Brazil's highest mountain is set to reopen in 2018, managed by the indigenous peoples themselves.
What Monica Puig's Olympic Gold Medal Means for Puerto Ricans
"I think I united a nation."
Want to Celebrate Blog Day? Get Yourself to Paraguay!
On August 31, the world celebrates Blog Day. A group in Paraguay is making something special of the holiday.
A Citizen Journalist in India Took on the Local Government Over Pensions—and Won
"I know how important are a few hundred rupees in an impoverished person’s life. It means food, medicine and security."
With Brazil's ‘More Love Between Us’ Project, Women Lean On Each Other
One forward-thinking Bahia-born journalist hatches an online gift economy project with an important difference — it's exclusively for women.
When Never Forgetting the Attacks on France, Try to Remember the Heroes, Too
Global Voices looks at several heroic stories during the latest mass attacks on French soil.
A Nepalese Version of Humans of New York Tells the Stories of Individuals From All Walks of Life
"After all, a picture may say a thousand words, but a few words can change the story."
A Serbian Town’s Donation Drive for Flood-Hit Skopje Proves Solidarity Breeds Solidarity
"Citizens of Šabac, Loznica, Bogatić, Koceljeva, Vladimirac, Krupanj and other cities/municipalities, it is time! Show solidarity to Macedonia and the city of Skopje! We won't forget their aid in 2014!"
On the Eve of Independence Celebrations, Jamaicans Delight in the Rio 2016 Olympics Opening Ceremony
From Rio's green theme to the pomp and circumstance of the Parade of Nations, the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games inspired a sense of national pride for Jamaicans.