Stories about Ideas from December, 2013
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 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 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...
Meet some of the faces and stories of humans who live in Portugal - or happen to be passing by.
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.
"It reminds me to love and respect everybody-- something many people here tend to have forgotten."
What if the news could inspire and empower us to become more active citizens, to actually have an impact on the world?
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...
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...
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.
Global Voices contributor Taylor Cazella, who recently moved from the US to Japan, introduces seven unexpected yet tasty foods from non-traditional Japanese cuisine.
Let's ask the volunteers to find out! In many countries, volunteers fulfill important basic services for governments and charities.
In many countries there aren't enough doctors and nurses to care for the sick, so charities and governments enlist the help of volunteers.
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.
27,117 volunteers stood with red and green placards to form the Bangladesh flag. More than 300,000 people sang the national anthem.
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,...
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...
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.
Data.go.jp, a website that aggregates publicly available data by Ministries and Agencies of the Japanese government, launched its Beta version on December 20, 2013. Datasets by 21 governmental organizations and...
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.