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· April, 2013

Stories about Ideas from April, 2013

22 April 2013

“TrashOut”: RuNet's Interactive Map of Illegal Dumps

RuNet Echo

A new 'illegal dumps' interactive map has been launched in Russia for iOS and Android devices. The first of its kind in Russia, it allows users to mark unauthorized landfill...

What if Watertown was Droned?

17 April 2013

Before Trial, Navalny Nominated as Russia's “Political Enlightener”

RuNet Echo

As Alexey Navalny is gearing up for his embezzlement show-trial in Kirov, there is at least one silver lining: he made it on the short-list of the Russian award Politprosvet...

14 April 2013

Fancy Cars and Booze Fuel Russian Online Petitions

RuNet Echo

A Russian government online petition platform went live on April 2. RuNet Echo takes a look at how it works in practice.

9 April 2013

Rare, Live Glimpse into Pakistan's Progressive Fashion Industry

Unknown to most of the world, fashion plays a huge role in Pakistani life. Fashion Pakistan Week is being live-steamed on April 9-10 from Karachi and will offer a rare...

5 April 2013

Peru: Motorcycle Taxis Light Up Runway to Transport Sick Patients

Some 300 motorcycle taxi drivers from the city of Contamana lit up the local aerodrome's runway, making it possible for a light aircraft flying three patients to take off. This...

Opening the Black Box of Governance: Alleviating Poverty With Data

Opening the data produced by public administrations is part of an effective approach to poverty alleviation. Despite the huge potential for the public good, this data is rarely released and...

1 April 2013

Filmmakers Crowdfund Documentary on Paraguay's ‘Recycled Orchestra’

In a slum outside Asunción, Paraguay, where a violin costs more than a house, musician Fabio Chavez is transforming children's lives by teaching them to play music with instruments made...

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