Stories about Good News from April, 2017
It’s a Small World After All: Into the Deep Podcast
Spend time with someone from a different country or who speaks a different language, and you'll soon realize you have more in common than you first thought.
One Small Town's Referendum on Gold Mining Is a Big Victory for Citizen Participation in Macedonia
It was the first successful referendum since Macedonia gained independence 26 years ago.
‘Lalades,’ the Local Tulips That Signal Spring on Greece's Chios Island
The local Chios term for tulip, lalades, speaks to the flower's historical migration.
The Other Face of the Mountain: Afghanistan's ‘Ski Challenge’
If you want to go backcountry skiing in Afghanistan, Bamyan is the place.
Meet the Activist Trying to Bring Ukraine's Villages Online
“I don’t really like Europe. In Europe, 99 percent of things are finished; here, there is work to be done."
Osaka Becomes the First Municipality in Japan to Recognize Same-Sex Foster Parents
"If you love the children you raise above all else, be you same-sex parents or parents of the opposite sex, that's all that's important to being a parent."
How a Kurdish Conservationist Is Protecting the Persian Leopard in War-Torn Iraq (Video)
In the mountains of northeastern Iraq’s Kurdistan region, wildlife conservationist Hana Ahmed Raza and a team of researchers with Nature Iraq are working to protect the ghost-like Persian leopard.
If the Caribbean Wants to Grow Economically, ‘We Must Embrace the Women’s Perspective’
In an effort to “democratize finance” in the region, one Caribbean businesswoman introduces crowdfunding and urges community building for women to truly progress.
International Fact-Checking Day Celebrated Worldwide: #FactCheckIt!
Fact-checkers around the world have declared April 2 as a day dedicated to verification and truth. Are you with them?
The Evolution of Sri Lanka’s #Instameet
The fifth meeting of Instagram users took place in Negombo city in Sri Lanka. A notable change from the previous ones was the shift from using smartphones to cameras.
They’re Terminally Ill, Learning to Cope With Death, and Doing Standup Comedy
Caring for a terminally ill person is a stressful challenge for everyone involved. The Indian Association of Palliative Care is using comedy to share some life with the dying.