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· June, 2012

Stories about Ideas from June, 2012

29 June 2012

Moldova, Transnistria, Gagauzia: “Get to Know Your Neighbor”

Russia: A Mobile Service to Connect Passengers & Drivers

RuNet Echo

The mobile navigation service Yeehay! saves time and money finding and ordering taxis, and it benefits the ecologies of smog-polluted Russian cities by bringing together passengers and drivers who otherwise...

Ecuador: #LoxaEsMas, Ideas that Generate Change

#LoxaEsMas ("Loja is more") is an initiative that intends to create new ways to report problems in Loja, Ecuador, by using technology as the main tool. This initiative also strives...

20 June 2012

Russia: Crowdsourcing Project for Finding Missing Children

RuNet Echo

The emergence of the search and rescue team Liza Alert followed Liza Fomkina's 2010 disappearance in the town of Orekhovo-Zuevo (about 50 miles east of Moscow). Compensating for the government's...

19 June 2012

Myanmar: Netizens Celebrate Aung San Suu Kyi's Birthday

Myanmar netizens sent online birthday greetings to opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi who is in Europe for her first foreign trip after two decades. Netizens are wondering why state...

13 June 2012

Brazil: Online Impressions of Brazilian Identity

Since the declaration of Brazil as an independent nation in 1822, Brazilian identity has gone through several changes spurred by economic, social and cultural transformations. But is there a common...

7 June 2012

Cuba: Economic Deja Vu?

A few Cuban bloggers have been voicing their economic concerns - and wondering whether the island's recent reforms, some of which include a more open approach to self-employment - could...

6 June 2012

Kenya: Urban Gardening Taking Root

In Kenya, city dwellers are learning different techniques to grow food for consumption and sale even in reduced spaces. For people with low or no income, urban gardening may be...

4 June 2012

South Korea: Court Upholds Military Ban on “Subversive” Books

A South Korean court has upheld a Ministry of Defense ban in the army on 23 books labeled as "subversive", fueling public worries for the protection of free speech.

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