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Nuru: Photojournalism and Social Entrepreneurship Intersect

JB Reed, a photographer turned social entrepreneur is using a new revenue model to raise funds for sustainable social ventures.  After having his own work showcased in publications such as…

Education Generation: Crowdfunding Tuition

Eileen Knowles, founder and CEO of Education Generation, a new crowdfunding platform for education, says that she wants to “move away from pity-driven charity.”  Rather, she’s working to get stories…

How A Film Captures a Dictator: Granito

Earlier, Dowser reported on Granito, a documentary, which has excavated old footage for a genocide case against ex-Guatemalan dictator General Efrain Rios Montt.   On January 26, 2012, we learned that…

Weekly Roundup: Afghanistan’s Brutal Winter Moves Readers to Help

As Facebook’s $5 billion IPO saga continues and Walmart decides to label all health products in their stores with a “Great for You” sticker, a less reported story captured readers…

Pico Iyer: Keeping the Narrative Alive

Pico Iyer has traveled to nearly every corner of the globe, often writing about it along the way: from the holy city of Benares to remote corners of Tibet to…

Weekly Roundup: Facebook’s Social Mission

Can One of America’s Biggest Tech Companies Pursue its Social Mission and a Massive IPO Simultaneously? Facebook’s IPO listing has caused quite a stir in the business community.  But, Zuckerberg…

Weekly Roundup: Davos, Igloos and the Future of Capitalism

WEF Discusses Global Inequality in the Swiss Alps This week the world’s political leaders, policy analysts, tech titans, successful businessmen, and members of the social sector convened for the annual…

Weekly Roundup: SOPA and the Art of the Online Protest

Hearing the Different Voices on SOPA People power is back.  Wednesday’s protests against the SOPA bill continue last year’s theme of the power of protest.  However, this time the protesters…

Weekly Roundup: Haiti’s Road to Recovery and India’s Recent Milestone

Two Years Later, Haiti is Regaining her Strength Two years ago, a 7.0 earthquake shook Haiti, destroying the country and killing over 300,000 people.  Then, the country faced another disaster-…

Stories of Innovation and Hope in the Motor City

Margarita Barry, a 26-year-old Detroit native, was tired of hearing nothing but dismal news coming out of her city. In response she developed I Am Young Detroit, a blog that…

Weekly Roundup: B Corps in California and India’s New Rickshaw

CA Companies Wait in Line to Become B- Corps B-Corp law went into effect in California this week and a “a band of smiling millionaires, papers in hand, waiting to…

Weekly Roundup: Upbeat News to Start the New Year?

The Christian Science Monitor did a series recently, citing all the trends that are making the world a better place — yes, it may actually be getting better. Contrary to…

Weekly Roundup: Food Security Bill Sparks Discussion on Sustainability

India’s Controversial Food Bill: Despite the glowing success of India’s corporations in recent years, the country still has significant levels of inequality, leading to malnourishment and hunger among many of…

Films with Impact – Granito: How to Nail a Dictator

Granito stitches together two stories: a documentation of Guatemala’s “secret war” in 1982, and today’s efforts to disclose the  truths of Montt’s regime. For Paco de Onis, the movie’s producer…

Weekly Roundup: Protesters, B-Corps and More Protesters

TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year – The Protester TIME magazine made an apt choice for person of the year, as rural protesters in China are now joining the likes…