Stories about History from April, 2016
Five Cameroonian Data Journalists Take Stock of Paul Biya's 33 Governments
A data journalism project sheds light on all 33 different governing bodies during the Paul Biya administration in Cameroon.
Puerto Ricans Take Heart in ‘Hamilton’ Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda's Success
While Puerto Rico is in the midst of a financial crisis, dramaturg Lin-Manuel Miranda's success has brought happiness and hope.
Visit a Virtual Exhibit of Jewels Confiscated from the Former Philippines Dictator's Family
The confiscated jewelry items in this collection are "tangible reminders of the insidious evil of plunder and dictatorship during the Martial Law."
Traditional Typists Persevere in 21st Century Myanmar
"Typewriters challenge us to be more efficient, to see our errors on paper, so we are more careful not to make mistakes."
If Kazakhstan Made Valentine's Day Cards…
The cards mark Kazakhstan's National Day of Lovers on April 15, created by the government as an alternative to the Western celebration.
Meet the Filipino Scientist Who Invented the Videophone in 1954
"Before there was Skype and FaceTime, a Filipino scientist invented a television-telephone."
Documentary Film About Brazil’s First Female Black Deputy Seeks Crowdfunding
The film’s producers launched a crowdsourcing campaign, seeking 6,000 USD to finance the production of 1,000 DVDs, which will be distributed freely in schools, universities, libraries, and cultural centers.
#NewPalmyra Crowdsources the Majestic History That ISIS Destroyed in Syria
In less than a year, Palmyra lost many of its archaeological monuments. A project founded by jailed Syrian activist Bassel Khartabil wants to restore the ancient city with 3D models.