Stories about Ideas from June, 2015
Sarayaku youth in Ecuador are using new technologies to preserve their cultural identity and ancestral legends.
Sailor Moon may seem like a cutesy cartoon intended just for anime maniacs, but a closer looks shows that the program includes themes of women's empowerment and independence.
Social Media Analysis: How an Iranian Kurdish Woman's Death Triggered a Regional Social Media Conflict
Social media controversy following the accidental death of a hotel chambermaid underscored systemic discrimination ethnic minorities face in Iran and the emerging role of Internet censorship in this milieu.
"...perhaps it's about time to change things up so that women are the ones that have the power."
Conservationists believe that the information gathered from the collar will be crucial to conserving the endangered big cats, which roam Nepal's Himalayas.
A tiny Russian village in the Urals is getting new jobs and a reputation with foodies—thanks to a crowdfunding boost engineered by a social entrepreneur from Moscow.
Last week, eight of the most prominent journalists working in Russia posed for a controversial group photo with the former leader of Donetsk's separatists. Here's what happened.
From Mexico to the world: "tacos de canasta" or "basket tacos". Although they may not be gourmet, they're certainly delicious. Let's take a look at their preparation and distribution.
Some argue that the infrastructure is coming at the expense of farmers and the cities will be designed to keep the poor out.
Looking at city-based agriculture throughout the United States, the benefits go far beyond nutrition.
The French media market is stagnant, but some see the African continent as the place to re-boot growth in the sector.
In Uruguay, you'll find a prison called Punta de Rieles ("Rail End") that practices an unusual "human approach" to incarcerating and reforming convicts.
"At book parties we read aloud, play games, sing songs about books, and give every child a book of their own, usually the first one they ever owned."
‘In This Class, I Learn to Appreciate People Again': A School's Innovative Approach to Improving the Learning Experience
The innovative Saint-Nazaire High School proposes unusual solutions to counter the surge of violence and high drop-out rate in French high schools.
Students can enroll in classes without proof of identity, and tuition is entirely free. The only time a student must verify their identity with the university is upon graduation.
Politicians? Lie? Never!
Global Voices interviews Dr. BA Wakefield, a lecturer at Leiden University who is organizing a the Safety and Disaster in Japanese Popular Culture after Fukushima workshop on June 5.