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26 July 2016

This Classic Ukrainian Cartoon Can Help Parents Talk About Human Trafficking

Thanks to YouTube, almost half a century after it was first created, the Ukrainian cartoon series "How the Cossacks.." is making a global comeback.

20 July 2016

A Golden Age for Cow Urine in India

"We boycott the cow slaughter industry for a year. The saved $ purchases cows. We separate the gold from the cow urine. Hapi economics."

15 July 2016

After the Nice Attack, a Chance for Us to Respect the Pain Everywhere, Together

The Bridge

"Please, today, let us just stay in the now. Let us respect grieving families and friends and in so doing, let us also pay tribute to the other tragedies before."

14 July 2016

The Fascinating World of Cold War-Era Hungarian Cartoons

Learn about some of the animated cartoons to come out of Hungary, from the darkly satirical "Gustav" to the family-friendly "Hungarian Folk Tales."

12 July 2016

Can Fact-Checking Save Democracy—and Journalism as We Know It?

The Bridge

In the age of copy-paste disinformation, the need for formal fact-checking is more critical than ever.

8 July 2016

If I Had a Gun

The Bridge

"When I think about the times I've been attacked or threatened or I've seen violence, I can't think of one instance when a gun would have improved the outcome."

3 July 2016

Defying Police Harassment, the Macedonian Colorful Revolutionaries Continue to Chant “Freedom”

Detainments, "spectacular arrests" and other forms of intimidation are being used against Colorful Revolution protesters, who refuse to back down in the face of harassment and abuse of power.

1 July 2016

Technology, Engineering and Incredible Discoveries Mark the Panama Canal Expansion

"The Panama Canal I visited is now a tiny little canal compared to what's being inaugurated today."

29 June 2016

The Uncertain Future of the Syrian Revolution

The Bridge

With its many factions dispersed, the Syrian Revolution is now staggering between an internationally-planned political solution and the long, lost dream of military triumph.

27 June 2016

Macedonian Youth Speak Out About Freedom of Expression Through Mini-Videos

"The important thing for the youth to understand is that you do not let them mute you, no matter what."

25 June 2016

Balkan Right-Wing Populists Gloat Over #Brexit

While the official reactions by most Balkan governments included expressions of guarded concern for the EU after the Brexit, Europhobic representatives of right-wing parties expressed joy via social networks.

22 June 2016

Updated and Translated, ‘Hiroshima Archive’ Preserves Eyewitness Testimony of Atomic Attack

"Few survivors remain today and soon there will be none. Who then can speak from personal experiences of the effects of nuclear war upon humanity?"

10 Athletes From Four Countries Will Compete at the Olympics Under One Banner: Refugee

"In the refugee camp, we have no facilities – even shoes we don’t have. There is no gym. Even the weather does not favor training..."

A Jamaican Children's TV Show Promotes Respectful, Caring Communities

"If we don't invest in the youth, we will never grow. They need our hands, our wisdom, our support, our investment. Let's have a collective vision."

16 June 2016

One Photographer’s Mission to Change People’s Perception of Burn Survivors

"For me all of them are inspiring. They are not victims. They are survivors. Fighters. Literally, they are happy."

The Diaspora Comes Together to Contribute to Madagascar’s Development

"I’ve spent most of my life in France, but my whole family is...Malagasy. I think there’s a desire for us to gather and talk about our mixed cultural identity."

15 June 2016

Helping Refugees in Europe Get Connected to the Internet

Rising Voices

"Connecting with family is a top priority for newly arrived refugees who want their loved ones to know they are safe."

14 June 2016

Japan's Love Affair With Capybaras

In Japan, there is an online subculture devoted to capybaras, the friendly giant rodent from South America.

9 June 2016

Mexico, on the Mountaintop, or in the Abyss?

The Bridge

Forced disappearances, mass graves, widespread impunity, a devaluing currency, economic crisis. Does anyone still think Mexico is on the right track?

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