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· February, 2015

Stories about Ideas from February, 2015

25 February 2015

Trinidad & Tobago Has ‘Carnival Mentality’. Is That Necessarily a Bad Thing?

Carnival mentality refers to the carefree attitude on display at Trinidad and Tobago's biggest party. Some argue the term should represent industriousness -- Carnival takes a lot of work.

Here Is What You Can Do in Kyiv if You Have One Dollar

RuNet Echo

What can a dollar buy you in Kyiv, Ukraine? Quite a few things, actually! An enterprising social media user collected the most interesting ideas in a blog post.

24 February 2015

The Campaign Against Gender-Based Violence in Reggaeton Lyrics: Phase 2

The campaign recently released new images, posted on its Facebook page, that—very graphically—showcase the violence described in the lyrics of several very popular songs that are often performed in public.

22 February 2015

Happy Chinese New Year… From Peru!

Tasty food and a significant population of tusán, or 'local-born' Chinese are just two reasons for Peruvians to celebrate Chinese New Year with gusto.

20 February 2015

On the Responsibility of Students

The Bridge

"Let us remember the countless students around the world who have succeeded in transforming their society for the better, for their friends and loved ones, neighbors and strangers."

19 February 2015

Quiz: Are You At Risk of Becoming a Terrorist?

The quiz is inspired by a US government survey that is used to catch individuals at risk of turning to radical violence or communities at risk of incubating extremist ideologies.

17 February 2015

Creating a Media of Empathy One Letter at a Time

The Bridge

How can we, as media makers, help create more empathy through our reporting? How can we stop punishing people by our failure to make their stories relevant to everyone?

12 February 2015

A Tennis Star’s Twitter Conversation with an Argentinian President Parody Account

A famous tennis player thought she was talking to Argentina's president on Twitter last week, but she actually engaged a popular parody account.

How the War in Ukraine Tears Apart Families and Friends Online

RuNet Echo

Bitterness is in the air, and bitterness affects personal relationships—so I wasn’t surprised when Eleonora told me how a formerly friendly Kiev colleague wished death upon her on Facebook.

11 February 2015

Iran, Beyond The Headlines

The Bridge

It's the 36th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, and six years since the 2009 Green Movement. Mahsa Alimardani reflects on her last visit to Iran in 2010.

6 February 2015

Macedonians Plan to Use Freedom of Information Act to Fight New Freelance Law

Some part-time and freelance workers were blocked from getting paid in January under the new tax and fee regulations. Protesters want to expose the government's bureaucratic inefficiency.

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