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· July, 2013

Stories about Ideas from July, 2013

Abre Latam, an Open Conference for an Open Region

Reviews and photos from Abre Latam, an event about open data and transparency in Latin American governments which took place in Montevideo, Uruguay.

A Sustainable Ecovillage in Sidi Amor, Tunisia

Nolwein Weiler and Sophie Chapelle reports on the remarkable development of an ecovillage in Sidi Amor, Tunisia [fr]. The project aims to protect the environment while providing a site for...

INTERVIEW: How TEDx Talks Are Putting São Tomé On the Map

"Connected to the World" was the motto of the first TEDx event in the African island where a local revolution is taking place with the arrival of 3G Internet.

Brazil: ‘Real Men Don't Beat Women’

If you deepen into the figures of domestic violence against women in Brazil, you will find that one in five women are victims.

Delestron, the Supervillain that Embodies Blackouts in Côte d'Ivoire

Ivorian citizens have created a cartoon character named Délestron (délestage means blackouts in french). Delestron has also its own facebook page which has gather more than 5,000 fans since its...

African Fabric Kimono Belt Supports Mothers in Earthquake Disaster Area

A group of Japanese mothers in Sendai city is producing special kimono belts with fairly-traded African fabrics. Yumi Nakano, who organizes the fundraising [ja] by requesting a donation in exchange for...

App Tracks Argentina's Congress Voting Records

An app called “Década votada” (A decade in votes) [es] aims to help citizens understand “Argentina’s National Congress elections and the degree of each candidate’s allegiance to their party at...

Blockbuster Film ‘Tiny Times’ Reflects China's Generational Conflict

China's older generation critics are blasting the 'materialistic' Tiny Times, a luxury brand-heavy drama about four young women who pursue love and success.

Foreign Words Invade Traditional Japanese

A 71-year-old man is suing Japan's public broadcaster because he is literally lost in translation, in his very own country.

Peru: From Prison, With All Our Heart

Every year, the Foundation Against Cancer of Peru [es] carries out a fundraising campaign called “Ponle corazón” [Put your heart in it] for children with cancer. Affected because in the...

Taking ‘Long Walk of Hope’ Across Sri Lanka for Cancer Patients

A retired army major trekked more than 750 km to raise funds for cancer patients.

Punish the Unmarried in China?

Starting from July 1, 2013 China put into effect a new filial piety law, requiring grown children to visit their parents “frequently”. In reaction to the law, an elderly suggested...

Caribbean: Encouraging Innovators?

How innovative is the Caribbean? Using the criteria of The Global Innovation Index, ICT Pulse takes a look.

Peru: The Mysterious Bag

Peruvian blogger Cyrano from Columna 17 [es] shares a curious incident he experienced some days ago, when a salesman knocked on his door and offered him [es] a set of...

Korean Culture to Blame in Asiana Crash?

As more details are coming out about the Asiana Airlines plane crash which claimed two lives and injured 181 passengers, Malcolm Gladwell's bestseller ‘Outliers’ has been widely quoted in articles and...

Crowdsourcing Student Ideas via Facebook

Narendra Modi, the Chief Minister of Indian State of Gujarat is crowdsourcing opinions from students. He posted on his Facebook page an appeal to students and youngsters from across the...

Club-Goers Rebel Against Japan's Dance Regulation

Club goers across Japan are rebelling against an antiquated law that requires public venues to acquire a license for dancing or face raids, arrests and closures.

What Should International Development Look Like After 2015?

The United Nations Millennium Development Goals are eight development objectives to be achieved by United Nations member states by 2015. But what happens after 2015?

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