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Edward Siddons

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6 April 2018

Rwanda

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MenCare is a 15-class course in Rwanda that teaches men about fatherhood, caregiving, and gender roles. A study that evaluated the course found that men who participated in the program were half as likely to use viole...

KUNM

Leah Todd

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6 April 2018

New Mexico, United States

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The Federal Communications Commission states that close to 39% of Americans in rural areas do not have high-speed internet access. Several co-ops in New Mexico are part of a move to change that. Kit Carson and other r...

High Country News

Leah Todd

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6 April 2018

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

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Across the United States, tribal lands have the lowest access to internet, an issue that restricts opportunity and education in those areas. In New Mexico, several small tribes have partnered to lay fiber-optic cables...

KNME-TV - New Mexico PBS

Antonia Gonzales

6 April 2018

Cochiti, New Mexico, United States

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Faced with slow and expensive internet service, the Middle Rio Grande Pueblo Tribal Consortium was created to establish four New Mexico Pueblos to improved service through collective work, collective bargaining, and f...

High Country News

Lewis Kendall

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28 March 2018

Fort Collins, Colorado, United States

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Bozeman, Montana looks to Fort Collins, Colorado for strategies on what to do -- and what not to do -- when tackling urban planning for rapid expansion. While Fort Collins planned for growth by creating tasks forces t...

Yes! Magazine

J. Gabriel Ware

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26 March 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Access to the internet is an important tool to addressing inequity at the scale of the community and the individual. Detriot’s Equitable Internet Initiative is a coalition of media, tech, and community-based organizat...

Columbia Journalism Review

Jack Crosbie

21 March 2018

United States

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As America’s war in Afghanistan reaches 17 years, the war in Iraq reaches 15 years, and military action continues in other parts of the world there is a need for reporting on these conflicts that is informed, independ...

The New York Times

Jake Naughton

19 March 2018

United States

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In order to help him understand his identity as a queer African, Mikael Owunna traveled around the United States and Europe photographing queer and trans Africans. The result is a series of portraits that created a va...

Twin Cities Business

Amanda Ostuni

8 March 2018

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Minneapolis’ Twin Cities Black Film Festival highlights the work of black actors and filmmakers for the last sixteen years. It also helps grow the next generation of filmmakers through workshops as well as helping to ...

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Michelle Tolson

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1 March 2018

Kabul, Afghanistan

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With cell phone usage in Afghanistan approaching 80%, people are using phone applications to communicate, collaborate, and share real-time information about safety issues.

The New York Times

Amy Yee

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23 February 2018

Kenya

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Kenya harnesses geothermal energy to power the nation. By developing naturally occurring geothermal areas at the East African Rift, they were able to supply almost half of the country's energy needs in 2015.

Inc. Magazine

Sonya Mann

5 February 2018

United States

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In response to the rising cost of college and a changing labor market, several startups are offering an alternative to traditional 4-year higher education programs. In exchange for on average one year of training in c...

Civil Eats

Lisa Held

31 January 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The Common Market in Philadelphia is an example of a thriving food hub. A 2017 study showed there are at least 360 active food hubs in America that are helping small farmers sell their produce while helping people acc...

The Guardian

Ignacio Amigo

25 January 2018

Ribeirão Preto, Brazil

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In Brazil, 45% of agriculturally viable land is owned by 1% of tenants. To combat this inequitable ratio, the Landless Workers’ Movement formed and took a stand for seizing lands that are "not fulfilling a productive ...

Yes! Magazine

Araz Hachadourian

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24 January 2018

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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Time-banking is a way of trading goods and skills using labor hours rather than cash. The system connects neighbors to fulfill each other’s needs, everything from bike repairs to cooking and cleaning. More than 2,000 ...

The New Food Economy

Nina Sparling

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11 January 2018

Hamden, New York, United States

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Getting food from farm to table isn't as easy as one may think. This is especially true for smaller farms that have to transport their produce to larger distribution sites to see any sort of profit. One local farmer i...

News Deeply

Deepak Adhikari

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8 January 2018

Nepal

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Nepal is integrating nutrition services into primary care to curb malnutrition and stunting in children. Education and access to water, sanitation, and hygiene services are part of keeping children healthy enough to m...

Rewire

Mary Annette Pember

5 January 2018

United States

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It is exceptionally difficult for indigenous people in Canada and the United States to receive culturally competent care from non-Native providers. A series of efforts focused on maternal care and the role of midwives...

Pak Voices

Mariyam Suleman

4 January 2018

Gwadar District, Balochistan, Pakistan

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When Gwadar’s dams ran dry in May 2017, the government began trucking in water. But the solution is costly, the water isn’t clean, and the trucking companies protested in November, claiming they weren’t paid on time. ...

Public Radio International

Daniella Cheslow

4 January 2018

Puerto Rico

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Solar power is a great advancement for renewable energy, but traditionally relies on connecting to a grid in order to function correctly. So when hurricanes hit Puerto Rico, even those with solar panels lost access to...

The Mercury News

Katy Murphy

16 December 2017

Sacramento, California, United States

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Renewable energy has largely been associate with wealthier consumers, but that is changing with a new initiative that will install solar panels for apartment buildings with low-income residents. The hope is that the m...

Apolitical

Odette Chalaby

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15 December 2017

Mexico

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The CASA school in Guanajuato was founded to train midwives and advocate for their role during childbirth. CASA's students receive an education in modern medicine as well as traditional practices, with the goal of bei...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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12 December 2017

United States

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Anxiety, suicidal ideation, and depression are all alarmingly prevalent amongst Americans. Crisis Text Line lets you text immediately with a crisis counsellor when you need someone to talk to. The organization is grow...

The New Yorker

Nathan Heller

11 December 2017

Estonia

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The e-Estonia project eliminates information silos, pairing blockchain with an easy to use data-sharing platform. The X-Road platform platform acts like a bridge, linking the information in places like doctors offices...

The Guardian

Arifa Akbar

9 December 2017

England

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Many initiatives have been implemented to increase the diversity of British literary culture efforts such as establishing new publishing imprints, pairing writers with agents and editors, and providing paid internship...

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