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· April, 2017

Stories about Ideas from April, 2017

Brazilian Graffiti Artists and Young Syrians Are Painting Refugee Camp Walls Together

Brazilian and Syrians are hand in hand on "Painting on Camps walls" of refugee's school camp in Lebanon's Beqaa and more walls of hope inside Syria.

It’s a Small World After All: Into the Deep Podcast

Spend time with someone from a different country or who speaks a different language, and you'll soon realize you have more in common than you first thought.

Romania's Anti-Corruption Protests and the Burden of Shame

Though shadowed by a sense of national shame, for a few days Romania was an inspirational place, as people took to the streets and acknowledged the widespread reality of corruption.

How a 1970s Polish TV Cartoon Can Help Promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education Today

A Polish TV cartoon series from the 1970s can help educators make Science, Technology, Engineering and Math or STEM subjects more entertaining and appealing to children.

A Video Game Offers a Rare Nuanced Glimpse Into the 1979 Iranian Revolution

A new Iranian-designed video game achieves the rare feat of providing an accessible and authentic narrative on Iran’s history without compromising on either content or creativity.

The Other Face of the Mountain: Afghanistan's ‘Ski Challenge’

If you want to go backcountry skiing in Afghanistan, Bamyan is the place.

The French May Be Casual about Extramarital Sex, But They Aren't about Relationships

According to studies, the French may simply be more realistic about the challenges of long-term monogamy.

The Convenient Uses of Mexico's “Foreign Enemy” Doctrine

"The doctrine, before being imparted to its recipients, came with a dose of shock therapy, plus several months amplifying the panic-ridden discourse in the United States prior to the elections."

One Day They Stole Me: True Story Animations Spotlight Kyrgyzstan's Bride Kidnapping Scourge

Tatyana Zelenskaya's powerful drawings tell the story of five kidnapped women, each with a very different destiny.

If the Caribbean Wants to Grow Economically, ‘We Must Embrace the Women’s Perspective’

In an effort to “democratize finance” in the region, one Caribbean businesswoman introduces crowdfunding and urges community building for women to truly progress.

Indian Techies Work to Detect Fake WhatsApp and Facebook Messages

Many of the new users do not yet know how to differentiate between authentic sources and fake or malicious ones.

International Fact-Checking Day Celebrated Worldwide: #FactCheckIt!

Fact-checkers around the world have declared April 2 as a day dedicated to verification and truth. Are you with them?

The Evolution of Sri Lanka’s #Instameet

The fifth meeting of Instagram users took place in Negombo city in Sri Lanka. A notable change from the previous ones was the shift from using smartphones to cameras.

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