Stories about Ideas from April, 2016
Five Cameroonian Data Journalists Take Stock of Paul Biya's 33 Governments
A data journalism project sheds light on all 33 different governing bodies during the Paul Biya administration in Cameroon.
Syria: What Forgiveness Doesn't Mean
'I wish the soul of the revolution was enough for me to be able to pardon them all, if only in the “court in my head”.
Eight Challenges Indian-Language Wikipedias Need to Overcome
While native-language Wikipedias are becoming game-changers in other parts of the world, India, in spite of having numerous languages, lags way behind. Here are a few of the reasons why.
Here's a Map That Shows You What the Japanese Really Think of Europe
According to Japanese stereotypes, which country in Europe has the most luxurious prisons? And which country in Europe is full of stupid people? And why can't Latvians eat potatoes?
French Activists Say If You Are Harassed or You See Harassment on the Street, Speak Up
One 2014 study revealed that 85% of women in Paris "have little faith" that anyone would come to their aide if they were assaulted on the metro.
Ecuadorians Come Together Online to Help Those Affected by the Earthquake
"Citizens have taken charge of all the organizing and the collaboration, there was no need for Rafael Correa in this country."
Macedonian Crisis Deepens as Protests Increase in Number and Intensity
Protests are piling up in Macedonia, and a government that had enjoyed the fruits of impunity for so long is reaping what it sowed.
These White Butterflies from Nepal are Spreading a Message of Hope and Social Change Throughout the World
Usually flight attendants say, "Thank you for flying with us." Whenever I meet them I say, "Thank You for flying with me!"
Bloggers Shine a Light on Latin America’s Unreported, Underappreciated Scientific Innovations
How much does the news media cover scientific advances in Latin America? The bloggers at the online project Ciencia latina ("Latin Science") say it's not enough.
Pope Francis Announces: World's Best Teacher Is a Palestinian
“If children who suffer from violence are not given the assistance and support they need, they will be lost," says the World's Best Teacher Palestinian Hanan Al Hroub.
Colorful Rickshaw Paintings Protest Violence Against Women in Bangladesh
"We hope that words will thus roam around places and find their ways into people’s thought, leading us to a better tomorrow."
Japanese Social Media Goes Gaga Over Anime-Style English Textbook
"After her middle school entrance ceremony today, my daughter came home with her new English textbook. Ellen Sensei is totally cute!"
What Do People Tweet While Waiting for the Train to Go By?
Tokyo's 34,000 level rail crossings are an unmistakable feature of the city, and an unavoidable fact of urban life.
Macedonia's Academy of Arts and Sciences Pulls Its Public Debt Clock Following Political Pressure
The issue of public debt in Macedonia, one of Europe's poorest countries, is a touchy one.
Film Says Students Across Central and Eastern Europe Should Cooperate on Fighting Corruption
A recently published documentary shows how youth organizations from various countries can cooperate to put an end to the shady dealings that too often occur within educational institutions.
Meet the Filipino Scientist Who Invented the Videophone in 1954
"Before there was Skype and FaceTime, a Filipino scientist invented a television-telephone."