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· March, 2012

Stories about Ideas from March, 2012

Taiwan: Failed ‘Made in Taiwan’ Clothing Promise Disappoints

Upon its success in establishing its market, former 'Made-in-Taiwan' fashion brand, Lativ, has decided to relocate its production line overseas. Many of its supporters feel betrayed.

Video: Cropshare System Unites Landowners and Land-less Farmers in Spain

Shared Vegetable Gardens (Huertos Compartidos) is a project in Spain that brings together people who wish to grow their own food but don't have the land, with landowners who may have the...

Cape Verde: Calling Out Creative Writers

Cape Verdean blogger and journalist Odair Varela has launched a creative writing competition [pt] that will last for one month. The first of four weekly challenges consists of writing about...

Video: Studying, Creating and Editing Videos with Cerebral Palsy

Christopher Hill is a young man living with cerebral palsy, and through the video One switch. One head. The world. produced, directed and edited by himself he explains how he...

Jordan: 50 Things to do in Amman

Jordanian blogger Roba Al Assi shares a list of 50 things to do in Amman this month.

Portugal: Picket to the Prime Minister on the Day of General Strike

Citizens from Porto are organizing a flash picket [pt] via Facebook to “welcome” the Prime Minister of Portugal, Pedro Passos Coelho, on the day of the anti-austerity general strike, March...

Colombia: Interactive llustrated Tour of Medellin

Take a virtual tour of Medellin, Colombia through illustrations, picture composites and images of the different locations around the city, all placed within a clickable map in Medellin Illustrated [es].

Video: Surfers, Fishermen and Radiation in Post Earthquake Japan

Journalist Lisa Katayama and filmmaker Jason Wishnow are documenting the lives of people dealing with radiation in a post-earthquake Japan. In We Are All Radioactive, they are including 50% footage...

Bahamas: The “Get Ahead Syndrome”

Rick Lowe thinks that the only thing that's consistent about Bahamians is their inconsistency.

Jamaica: The Tivoli 73

Active Voice blogs about an art exhibit that references the 73 Jamaican citizens killed during the 2010 Tivoli Gardens occupation: “The 73 flags were suspended with clothespins from a simulated...

Syria: When Assad Falls

Like all Arabs protesting against their dictators, Syrians have many hopes and aspirations for life after the toppling of their dictator Bashar Al Assad. On Twitter, Syrians are sharing their...

A Love Letter From Israel to Iran

A message of love from Israelis to Iranians sounds stranger than fiction in these tense years where Iranian and Israeli governments threaten each other constantly. But we see examples of...

Mozambique: The People's Wall of Maputo

At the same time that we increasingly see the advance of new technologies which facilitate communication and information, in Maputo the People's Wall has emerged; a large wall in a...

Video: 10 tips to make your videos better

Adam Westbrook shares 10 tips to make your online videos look better. Paired up with good storytelling, things like tripod use, closeups, controlling thumbnails, sound, bitrates, color correction, compression and...

Latin America: The Civic Media Projects panel at SXSW

Miguel Paz from Poderopedia announces the Civic Media Projects in Latin America panel at SXSW, which will take place today, March 12, at 3:30 Austin time. Yesica Guerra from Crónicas de Héroes (Hero Reports), Lu...

Egypt: Tips for a Presidential Candidate

Egyptian blogger Mohamed ElDahshan writes a post entitled: 10 tips for Khaled Ali. Khaled Ali is an activist and lawyer who is running for the presidency elections.

A Global Voices Guide to SXSW

This week in Austin, Texas geeks, musicians, film-makers, creative types and ordinary party-goers will be mingling over cutting-edge ideas and free drinks. South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival and conference,...

Sri Lanka: Uncontrolled Pedestrian Crossings In Colombo

David Blacker writes about the uncontrolled pedestrian crossings in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo, which are slowing down traffic.

Bahamas: Anti-Crime Ideas

With crime being top of mind, Weblog Bahamas‘ Rick Lowe asks: “Without society's willingness to report crime and suspicious looking people or incidents – how do we move forward?”

Guatemala: Empowering Communities Through Pedal Powered Machines

Maya Pedal is an organization in Guatemala that specializes in bringing progress through secondhand bicycles. Those that aren't usable as bicycles anymore get turned into pedal powered machines to help...

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