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Stories about Ideas

15 May 2015

In Japan, a Social Network Dedicated Entirely to Weather News

Like weather? Interested in citizen journalism? A Japan-fan to boot? SoLive24 may be the social network for you.

Peruvian Girl Finds the Way Back Home, Thanks to Her Dog Perla

When a three-year-old girl wandered off, Perla stayed by her side and later helped guide police officers to her home.

7 May 2015

Tajikistan: Pristine Nature and the Echo of History

Some people do not even know Tajikistan exists. They are missing out.

3 May 2015

Bringing Peruvian History to Life on Public Transport

A group of Peruvian students has found a fun way to share biographical facts about national historical figures.

Private Initiatives Take the Helm in Solving Europe's Shipwreck Crisis

"With this project, we want to draw attention to the fact that it shouldn't be our aim - but that of the EU."

What Does Consensual Frotteurism Mean in Mexico?

"Sexual harassment is a crime, consensual 'arrimon' is not"

2 May 2015

‘Humble’ Honduran Teen Gives Viral Advice on How to Make Do With Less

Paola Mejía has captured Honduras' attention with her catchphrase "be humble, Chiki" and video tips on how to get by without much money.

1 May 2015

Social Networks Help Take Down a Peg Mexico's Most Privileged

Global Voices looks at how social media campaigns are helping to shame affluent Mexicans for rude behavior that insults and sometimes even injures ordinary citizens.

30 April 2015

How a Youth Collective Is Changing the Brazilian Amazon Community of Cabelo Seco

Rising Voices

"The community still faces weaknesses, fights and disputes, a lot of worries at home and in the streets, but we try to overcome all that."

18 April 2015

In Finland's ‘Open Prisons,’ Inmates Have the Keys

How did Finland move from having the highest incarceration rate in Europe to having one of its lowest? Part of the answer lies in its open prisons.

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