Stories about Ideas from December, 2013
Nude Twitter Calendar Promotes Sex Education and Gender Equality in Macedonia
Messages from the calendar include "Gender equality is not a threat to family," and “No always means No! Nakedness is not a substitute for consent.”
The Best of Infoactivism LATAM 2013
The SocialTIC team lists "The Year's Best in Latin American Infoactivism," projects and events that inspired them to use the TIC to generate social impact in 2013.
South Korea: Reason Behind Movie ‘The Attorney's Box Office Smash
South Korean movie ‘The Attorney’ which depicts the early life of ex-President Roh who started as a civil rights lawyer resisting against dictatorial regimes, has drawn over 4 million admissions in just ten days of screening. Movie critics even comment [ko] that its popularity in Korea is more explosive than that...
PHOTOS: Humans of Portugal
Meet some of the faces and stories of humans who live in Portugal - or happen to be passing by.
7 Good News Stories From Yemen You Probably Haven't Heard
Amidst all the sad and violent news coming out of Yemen, we managed to dig out a few news items that you might have missed.
PHOTOS: Humans Of South Asia
"It reminds me to love and respect everybody-- something many people here tend to have forgotten."
GV Face: The News Cycle is Broken. Can Solutions Journalism Fix it?
What if the news could inspire and empower us to become more active citizens, to actually have an impact on the world?
Impact Of Social Media In The Delhi Elections
Prior to the Delhi Legislative Assembly election (4 December 2013) the Delhi Election Commission vowed to monitor the social media for political campaigns looking for breach of model code of conduct by the candidates. However the commission later said that there were loopholes in monitoring and it is virtually “impossible”...
“Dekh Le” – Reminding How Men Look at Women In Public Places
Whistling Woods International (WWI), an institute for studies in film, media and fashion, released a YouTube video on December 16, 2013, exactly a year after the much talked about rape case in Delhi to aware people to think, reflect & act on violence against women. Vinaya Naidu at Lighthouse Insights...
PHOTOS: Humans of the Middle East and North Africa
The "Humans of" movement has gone viral, covering our planet city by city. The Middle East and North Africa has proven to be no exception, writes Joey Ayoub.
7 Things You Didn't Know About Japanese Food
Global Voices contributor Taylor Cazella, who recently moved from the US to Japan, introduces seven unexpected yet tasty foods from non-traditional Japanese cuisine.
Are Volunteer Programs Empowering — or Exploitative?
Let's ask the volunteers to find out! In many countries, volunteers fulfill important basic services for governments and charities.
Is it Fair that Thousands of Health Workers in Senegal Receive No Pay?
In many countries there aren't enough doctors and nurses to care for the sick, so charities and governments enlist the help of volunteers.
DIY Galaksija Computer, Bedrock of Serbia's IT Industry, Turns 30
Thirty years ago in Yugoslavia, young inventor Voja Antonić and his team created a personal computer that users could build at home, using tools and parts readily available in stores.
Bangladesh Breaks Human Flag, National Anthem World Records on Victory Day
27,117 volunteers stood with red and green placards to form the Bangladesh flag. More than 300,000 people sang the national anthem.
“Beyond Brazil”: European Journalists Wanted for Reporting Trips
Coolpolitics in Portugal announces [pt] an open call for European journalists who want to go on a reporting trip to Brazil in 2014. Twenty-one young reporters from Portugal, The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, United Kingdom and Bulgaria will be selected to take part of three different groups that will cover events in Brazil,...
Don't Just Retweet Blood Donation Requests. Donate!
Dr. Roshan Radhakrishnan at Godyears asserts the importance of donating blood and wonders about the fate of all the blood request retweets in his Twitter timeline: Does anyone ever come to the aid of those tweets? Do you honestly know anyone who has seen a retweet and taken a break...
Video Appeal: What You Don't Know About The Places We're From
For our 2013 end-of-year campaign we asked members of the Global Voices family to fill you in on what their countries are really about.
Japan's Open Data Catalog Launches Beta Version
Mapping the ‘Urban Commons’ of Rio de Janeiro, Istanbul and Athens
Pablo de Soto's research project discusses the control governments have over societies' shared goods, and establishes a connection between the commons and production as collectively owned resources.
Made in Togo: A 3D Printer Built from Recycled E-Waste
Afaté GNIKOU is an IT engineer in Togo who wanted to tackle two important goals: create the first 3D printer from Togo, reduce the alarming number of E-waste dumped into his country. Here is a presentation of the 3D printer project, called W.AFATE : A. Gnikou is a member of...