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Stories about Ideas

17 November 2015

Peruvian Journalist Is Awarded Prize in Climate Change Contest

The Peruvian journalist Pilar Celi Frías is one of the winners of the Voices2Paris contest, being selected from among 130 articles about climate change submitted from 40 countries.

16 November 2015

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15 November 2015

After the Paris Attacks: For It to Be Unity, It Can't Be Partial

The Bridge

"Scrolling up and down Facebook, reading impressions, testimonials, opinions, statistics, I see that the main victims of the attacks are people of all colours, and over 15 nationalities."

13 November 2015

A New Hashtag Battles the Hatred Between India and Pakistan With Love

"Let peace be spread everywhere...Long Live Peace...Long live peace lover of both countries...."

10 November 2015

New Platform Provides Grassroots Organizing Opportunities for Ukraine's Urbanites

RuNet Echo

The online platform called "Zhyteli" (Dwellers) is aimed at arming urbanites with the tools to communicate with their neighbors more effectively about anything from utilities prices to major renovations.

7 November 2015

Shiseido's Gender-Bending Commercial

Japanese cosmetic company Shiseido has produced a gender-bending commercial that is turning heads.

28 October 2015

On Drawing Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution as a Comic Strip

The Bridge

One year after Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution, cartoonist Jason Li reflects on his social advocacy comic experiment.

20 October 2015

‘The World Needs Tunisia’

The Bridge

Journalist Guy Sitbon reacts to the Quartet of Tunisian National Dialogue's Nobel Peace Prize win. "Here is what Oslo has revealed to me: the world needs Tunisia too."

Trinidad and Tobago's Oddly Overlooked—and Totally Legal—Fix for Marijuana

The Bridge

With marijuana cases clogging up the courts, cannabis legalisation advocates in Trinidad and Tobago are looking to an overlooked section of the law to help their push for decriminalisation.

19 October 2015

French Citizens Are Raising Their Voices for More Respect, Less Hate in Politics

"There is no longer anything to expect from those who govern us." Citizen movements want to take the lead in changing politics in France.

15 October 2015

Kyrgyz Civil Society Forces Parliament's Hand in #120Seats Campaign

Kyrgyzstan's new MPs did not even have time to take their seats before the public got on their backs.

14 October 2015

What's Personal When You're Syrian?

The Bridge

"How to disentangle the personal from the public in your animosity towards those who want to kill you just because you attempted to assert your personal and public rights?"

‘Symphony for Peru’: Educating Children Through Music

Based on a belief that music can transform people's existence completely, a famous Peruvian tenor launched Symphony for Peru to help the country's disadvantaged children.

11 October 2015

Documentary Explores What It's Like to Be Black in Japan

This interesting full-length documentary, made by a pair of popular Japanese video bloggers explores what it's like to be black in Japan.

Video Blog Provides In-Depth Insights Into How Japanese Politics Work

Japan specialist Tim Langley provide in-depth insights into Japanese politics not normally covered in mainstream media in his engaging video blog.

2 October 2015

Meet ‘Droncita,’ Mexico's First Graffiti-Artist Drone

On the first anniversary of the Iguala mass kidnapping, Droncita's first act was to graffiti a portrait of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, demanding his resignation.

28 September 2015

Text-to-Speech Software Teaches How to Pronounce Words in Quechua on Social Media

Rising Voices

Hinantin is a project aiming to develop Quechua-related software that spreads the indigenous language online through various social networks.

27 September 2015

China's State-Owned Enterprise Reform Is Missing the Point, Economists Argue

China is launching a reform of its state-owned enterprises, but economists argue the plan is too conservative and won't help address the issues of pervasive corruption and market dominance.

Latin American Authors ‘Help’ to Rescue Andean Indigenous Languages

Works by Latin American writers, including Mario Vargas Llosa and Gabriel García Márquez, will now be available in Quechua, an Andean indigenous language, thanks to a government initiative in Cusco.

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