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How a New Board Game Exposes Authoritarianism’s Folly

July 30, 2018 Sharan Srinivas

Due to the widespread adoption of false and malicious narratives, a politics of xenophobia and brutality is one the rise. Here’s how a small group in Bulgaria are using creativity and fun to change the terms of the debate.

Building a Citizen-Driven Media for the African Continent

June 21, 2018 Tshepo Tshabalala

Journalists and entrepreneurs are coming up with new ways to inform and connect their fellow citizens. A novel initiative seeks to bring these innovators together for the benefit of all.

A Brighter Future for Refugee Kids, Through Learning and Laughter

June 20, 2018 Tina Hyder

Syrian refugee children—now living in uncertain conditions in multiple countries—are in dire need of both educational and psychological support. A new and unique partnership is trying to help.