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Mehret Mandefro
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Difret: Building a Culture of Courage

(0) Comments | Posted September 4, 2014 | 11:31 AM

In the Amharic language, "difret" means courage. Difret is also an award-winning Ethiopian feature film based on a true story about the precedent-setting court case that outlawed the kidnapping of child brides in Ethiopia. Written and directed by Ethiopian filmmaker Zeresenay Berhane Mehari and executive produced by Angelina Jolie, the...

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The Revelation of Relevance

(0) Comments | Posted January 31, 2011 | 4:01 PM

"From now on," the State Department's Alec Ross said last week in the Washington Post, "any and all dissent movements will have technology as a core component." Of course, by technology he meant ubiquitous, reliable, and inexpensive access to the Internet, so that like-minded people can connect with...

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The Revolution of Relevance

(31) Comments | Posted October 22, 2010 | 6:23 PM

The Boston-based website PatientsLikeMe.com has created a large community that works together "to enable people to share information that can improve the lives of patients diagnosed with life-changing diseases." To make this happen, they have "created a platform for collecting and sharing real world, outcome-based patient data and...

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