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· December, 2016

Stories about Good News from December, 2016

30 December 2016

There Were Many Bright Spots to Be Found Amid the Doom and Gloom of 2016

Here's a list of 41 Global Voices stories about the strength and creativity of the human spirit, proving that 2016 wasn't an annus horribilis through and through.

29 December 2016

In 2016, These YouTube Channels From India Offered Meaningful Content

YouTube India is not all songs, pranks or cat videos.

27 December 2016

For a Limited Time, Croatians Get Free Access to a Digital Library of 100,000 Books

Not in Croatia? The Croatia Reads app also offers people outside the country Croatian books free of charge.

Empathy Was All Around in 2016 for the French-Speaking World, Too

It would be a shame to ignore 2016's less publicized, but still important events, so here goes our look back at the good stuff this year in the French-speaking world.

12 December 2016

A Guerrilla Campaign Is Spreading Warmth Around the UK—One Place Card at the Time

"We need to send a timely reminder that...to build a better future together every one of us has to feel we belong."

11 December 2016

There Are Many Organizations in Caracas Trying to Change Things for the Better

Can people in small groups change the stories that are told in the Venezuelan capital? Civil organizations strongly say 'yes'.

Ghana Proves That Peaceful, Free and Fair Elections Are Not a Dream in Africa

"Ghana is consistently one of those African countries that gives the Western media nothing negative to report about Africa."

Accessible Japan: Information About Traveling in Japan With a Disability

The site features gorgeous photos, as well as accessibility reviews of many of Japan's most famous landmarks.

8 December 2016

The Bengali New Year’s Celebration of Democracy and Diversity Is Declared Intangible Cultural Heritage

"As long as Bangladesh lives, there will be this type of New Year's celebration...This is the image of a secular Bangladesh.

5 December 2016

A Bangladeshi Railway Employee Saves a Man, Finally Gets Recognition

"The world seems better and nicer because of acts of a few brave and earnest people. My respect to Gateman Billal for his act of humanity."

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