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CNBC

Christina Farr

23 March 2020

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Volunteers from tech companies collaborated with epidemiologists to create a Covid-19 tracking site that works to monitor the spread of the virus and help people know if they have been in contact with anyone who may h...

KOAT-TV

Susannah Cullinane

22 March 2020

United States

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To reduce the number of people being tested unnecessarily for coronavirus, the CDC has introduced an online bot that helps people determine the severity of their symptoms. Because the United States has a limited suppl...

The New York Times

Matt Richtel

6 February 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

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As word of the coronavirus outbreak spread, so did misinformation, so the World Health Organization began working with big tech companies to put a stop to it. Collaborating with the likes of Pinterest, Google, Twitter...

The New York Times

David McCabe

Kate Conger

17 December 2019

United States

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The passage of the 2018 Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act was meant to hold accountable the online platforms where sex trafficking and sex work took place, but a year into its existence, it has shown negative, unintend...

American City & County

Laurie Mazur

21 October 2019

Norfolk, Virginia, United States

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Unprecedented challenges are frequently popping up with the onset of climate change, so governments too have to adjust their processes and strategies. Some new procurement tools used by several different cities includ...

The Guardian

Olivia Cuthbert

8 October 2019

Mosul, Iraq

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Disseminating knowledge means making websites, articles, and books available in more languages beyond English. A partnership between students at the University of Mosul and the nonprofit, Ideas Beyond Borders (IBB), i...

Pioneers Post

Maria Eduarda Lannes

26 September 2019

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A collective for Brazilian women artisans named Rede Asta provides training, production networks, links to consumers, and an online market to empower them to make a livable income. The group is also environmentally-co...

Mosaic Science

Alex Whiting

19 June 2019

France

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Boosting trust in vaccines requires rebuilding confidence in the health system. In France, where as many as one in three people express skepticism regarding vaccinations, health officials have undertaken proactive soc...

The Washington Post

Peter Holley

3 June 2019

Chesapeake, Virginia, United States

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As former inmates face the immense challenge of finding employment post-incarceration, some have turned to YouTube as a way of turning their stories into financial security. With just a handful of prison channels garn...

NationSwell

Monica Humphries

16 April 2019

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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For individuals who are homeless or otherwise disadvantaged, art can be more than therapeutic—it can be lucrative. ArtLifting, a public benefit corporation started in Boston, MA, specializes in helping homeless and di...

The Guardian

Julia Carrie Wong

21 February 2019

California, United States

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Correcting "data voids," which provide the space for conspiracies to flourish online, requires online platforms to take active measures against misinformation. In the face of digital marketing incentive structures and...

The Boston Globe

Stefanie Dreyer

10 January 2019

United States

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By collecting and sharing its data on Internet scams and phishing attacks, the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG), a cyber security nonprofit, acts like a clearinghouse for records. The APWG brings together other inte...

Civil Eats

Lisa Held

8 January 2019

New York, United States

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Connecting new farmers to community partners facilitates the process of buying and selling land. In addition to linking buyers and sellers, the Hudson Valley Farmlink Network (HVFN) enrolls local organizations such as...

The Huffington Post

Oliver Balch

9 November 2018

United States

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A growing number of tenant-focused websites are trying to level the power dynamic between shoddy landlords and tenants by giving tenants a voice. “There is a big power mismatch in today’s rental market, but it doesn’t...

Splice Media

Kiran Nazish

8 November 2018

Uttar Pradesh, India

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Originally developed as a tool for women in rural India to learn how to read and write, Khabar Lahariya has grown into an important outlet of Indian journalism. Covering events in small, rural communities whose isolat...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

2 November 2018

United States

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Easy-to-use web apps provide information about candidates and referendums, gathering information all in one place for voters. BallotReady and We Vote are two such tools.

FastCompany

Rina Raphael

1 November 2018

Davis, California, United States

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A collaboration between pro-choice activists and tech workers is—in the face of increasing restrictive policy—creating access to services and information. Events like the Abortion Access Hackathon provide a means for ...

FastCompany

Katharine Schwab

30 October 2018

United States

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Services like Boundless and Borderwise are helping immigrants navigate what is often a confusing and complicated process: applying for greencards. About 7,000 people a month use Boundless and so far they’ve had a 100 ...

The Atlantic

Erick Trickey

23 September 2018

Lansing, Michigan, United States

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In Michigan, a group of people decided they were done with gerrymandering: a political process in which district maps are redrawn to favor one party over another. They formed a group called “Voters Not Politicians,” a...

Al-Fanar Media

Nikolia Apostolou

John Dyer

21 September 2018

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In order to combat xenophobic attitudes against refugees in Europe, three friends founded Solomon; a media outlet that “gives voice to non-native populations, countering negative stereotypes about them and helping the...

Hyperallergic

Jasmine Weber

15 August 2018

Venice, Italy

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A partnership between Venice’s Uffizi Gallery and Indiana University is providing new access to the Uffizi’s collection of ancient sculpture. The Uffizi Digitization Project provides a web interface for visitors to se...

Hyperallergic

Allison Meier

10 July 2018

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Rather than museum worthy, beautiful crafted artworks made to stand the test of time, the Below the Surface exhibition and website displays the hundreds of years of detritus pulled from an Amsterdam construction site....

Global Editors Network (GEN) Editors Lab

Anthony Scoma

10 July 2018

London, England

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Readers on the BBC website can now find out more about select stories through “Appy Helper,” a module that provides background about an ongoing, complex story. The module works through both a chat-style interface that...

The Guardian

Oliver Holmes

Hazem Balousha

5 July 2018

Gaza City, Palestine

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A coding academy in Gaza in the Occupied Territories trains young people computer skills and how to think like entrepreneurs, in a quest to offer alternative futures beyond endless conflict. With support from internat...

National Geographic

Natasha Daly

4 December 2017

Alabama, United States

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Responding to the rise in selfies taken with wild animals, Instagram now sends a user clicking on hashtags associated with these photos to information about animal welfare. Animal welfare joins suicide, self-harm, and...

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