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Stories about Ideas

31 March 2015

Myanmar Rural Villagers Share Their Development Plans Through Facebook

Rising Voices

"It is a valuable method because it identifies what the community truly needs, instead of what we think they might need.”

22 March 2015

‘Egypt Needs More than Investment, Egypt Needs Individualism’

For Egypt to prosper on the back of decades of cronyism and its recent years of turbulence, the country's citizens must think for themselves, writes Sara Labib.

18 March 2015

A Crowdsourced Project to Map the Amazon

Rising Voices

Mapazonia is a crowdsourced collaborative mapping project focused in the Amazon region in South America.

15 March 2015

After the Charlie Hebdo Attack, Can We Laugh About Anything?

"Freedom of speech must be complete. However, freedom of conscience and worship must be protected too."

13 March 2015

Trek Nepal's Everest Region Without Ever Leaving Home

Google has launched a virtual tour of the Khumbu region with stunning images of the treacherous terrain.

11 March 2015

Katsuo Ningen, the Humanoid Severed Fish Head That Won Japan's Heart

In a country used to mascots, even Japanese people are surprised by "Bonito Man," better known as Katsuo Ningen, who represents one of Japan's most isolated prefectures.

10 March 2015

A Candy-Powered Rocket in Japan? Challenge Accepted!

People from all over Japan participated in the Candy Rocket Project, embarking on a mission to launch a rocket. Candy maker UHA Mikakuto uploaded the results in cool YouTube video.

5 March 2015

Beachgoers Form Human Chain to Save Drowning Swimmers in Peru

"To witness the solidarity shown by swimmers at Arica beach to save some people with a human chain makes me believe in humanity!"

Madagascar's Citizens Save Themselves As Country Floods

Global Voices profiles four citizen initiatives that are providing relief to populations affected by Madagascar's new floods.

1 March 2015

Hearing Out Russia's Patriotic Bloggers on Nemtsov's Murder

RuNet Echo

As it grows increasingly popular outside Russia to dismiss Russians’ political attitudes as “Kremlin brainwashing,” it becomes more important than ever to stop and listen.

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