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· February, 2014

Stories about Ideas from February, 2014

26 February 2014

Mushrooms, France's Latest Food Trend

Like wine or seasonal fruit and veg, mushrooms are highly valued both in the mind and on the plate, associated with a better lifestyle and local produce.

Lahore Brigade Working To Solve Civic Problems

21 February 2014

Developing Latin America: Winners of the Regional Acceleration Event

Technology for Transparency Network

The Developing Latin America 2013 Apps Challenge selected 6 projects for the Regional acceleration stage, which seeks sustainable Apps with high social impact.

Interview With Fula-Language Blogger Balde Mamadou Tafsir for Mother Language Day

Rising Voices

Interview: African culture and languages researcher Balde Mamadou Tafsir writes two blogs in Fula, his native language.

20 February 2014

Recap of the Blog Carnival ‘Do You Love the Internet?’

In this article recapping the participation in our recent Blog Carnival, with the theme "I Love the Internet," check out how bloggers are inspired by the Internet.

19 February 2014

The President That Could Not Stand His “Stan”

As far as countries go, "stan" is something of a bad brand. PR-sensitive Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev is suggesting it could be time for a change to his country's name.

18 February 2014

SmartNomination, a Counter to the Binge Drinking Game Neknomination

Shadow of Olympics Evictions Looms Over Tokyo

Japan has already seen people evicted from their homes and homeless people evicted from parks for past mega-events.

17 February 2014

From Iran to the World: Humans of Shiraz

Who are the people of Shiraz and what are their dreams? The world famous Humans of New York has inspired yet another local Facebook page.

From Facebook to the Street: Activism on Cusco's Walls

A central wall in Cusco has become the epicenter of local activism, joining initiatives born both online and offline.

16 February 2014

South Korea: Being Native English Teacher and Reverse Racism

Ex-South Korean Skater Viktor Ahn Wins Two Medals at Sochi for Russia

Star speed-skater Viktor Ahn, formerly a South Korean, runs as a Russian player and won two medals in Sochi Olympics so far. Koreans seem happy for this under-appreciated star's success.

14 February 2014

GV Face: This Valentine's Day, Love and Courtship Across Borders

GV Face

Happy Valentine's Day! This February 14 we bring you GV's very own love story told by the beatiful couple Sylwia Presley and Dan Braghis.

11 February 2014

A Personal Tribute to Jamaican “Interventionist” Stuart Hall

Jamaica-based blogger Annie Paul posts a personal and stirring tribute to the late Jamaican cultural theorist Stuart Hall - a must-read for anyone who admired his work.

10 February 2014

Remembering the Jamaican Cultural Theorist Stuart Hall

Jamaican-born cultural theorist Stuart Hall died today; netizens and academics all over the Caribbean - indeed, the world - were shocked by the news, expressing their grief on social media.

8 February 2014

Blog Festival: Do you love the internet?

We are inviting you to write or record a love letter to the Internet, reflecting on its contemporary state, and more importantly, exchanging thoughts and information on its use, characteristics...

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