Stories about Good News from August, 2017
Diplomatic Row Between Serbia and Macedonia Thwarted, No War in Sight
As diplomatic tensions between Serbia and Macedonia defuse, citizens reaffirm their common goal to live normal lives without threats of war.
Men’s Relay Team Gives Trinidad & Tobago an Early Independence Day Gift With Historic IAAF Win
Trinidad and Tobago's 2017 IAAF 4x400 relay team made history by winning the country's first ever gold in that event -- and mustered up some regional love into the bargain!
Three Generations of Jamaican Textile Artists Reflect Strong Women's Voices
“Unresolved injustices are not acceptable […] With this exhibition, I chose to focus on creating a space for healing, of sanctuaries for those to whom justice has been unrequited.”
2017 Commonwealth Short Story Prize Winner Trinidadian Ingrid Persaud Talks Writing
"When you are not writing, you should be reading. Writers are never off duty."
Paddling Against Pollution: One Man’s Mission to Protect Iraq’s Rivers for Future Generations
For the past seven years, Nabil Musa has been traveling around Iraq on a one-man mission to promote the importance of clean waterways for current and future generations.
Young Peruvians Trade Weapons for Shears and Razors
Ingenious solutions to big problems. Barbering becomes an alternative to crime for Peru's youngsters.
How an Indian Village in West Bengal Successfully Campaigned to Get Its Own Ambulance Service
Many risked their lives due to the lack of an affordable ambulance service in a village in West Bengal, but things turned around when Bikash Barman made a video.
Pesesín and His Neighbours: A Tale of Community Spirit in Spain
Neighbourhoods are usually in the news because of hostilities, but this community in Gijón, Spain gave an example of solidarity by caring for a pet whose owner was travelling.
‘Arepa, the Taco Is With You’ — The Hashtag of Solidarity From Mexico to Venezuela
With a big wave of tweets, hundreds of Mexicans sent messages of solidarity and good wishes to the Venezuelans struggling in the country's current crisis.
Bulgarian Wikipedia Announces National Entries for ‘Wiki Loves Earth’ Photo Contest
Wikipedia Bulgaria announced the top 10 photos that will represent Bulgaria in the "Wiki Loves Earth" international photo contest.
No More Jailed Journalists in Macedonia: Zoran Božinovski Free on Bail After 15-Month Detention
After spending around 3 years in jails in Serbia and Macedonia, the journalist Zoran Božinovski was released from detention on July 15.