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January 7th, 2017

megpie71: Animated "tea" icon popular after London bombing. (Default)
Saturday, January 7th, 2017 08:19 am
Once again, three stories from the mainstream media about "what went right", rather than "what went wrong".

Esperance rescue dog takes to water, befriends pods of dolphins and local seal by Nathan Morris, ABC Esperance (Western Australia)

A rescue dog from Esperance enjoys swimming with some of the other local wildlife. Contains video content, and quite a few photos of Esperance beaches.

Moanas in real life: Samoan man teaches his daughters traditional Pacific voyaging skills by Iona Salter, in Samoa (ABC Australia)

A group of Samoans is attempting to revive their long-distance voyaging culture and the associated skills. There's a discussion of how the Disney film, "Moana" is being received in the Pacific islander cultures which inspired it as well.

Saudi Arabian women sing, dance, skateboard in music video protesting driving ban, guardianship system by Edwina Seselja (ABC Australia)

I'm including this as a "what went right" because it's about a music video clip released on social media - and with all the noise about what social media does wrong, sometimes it's important to highlight the fact it can be extremely helpful for people in closed political and social systems, like Saudi Arabia, to demonstrate there isn't just cowed acceptance of the situation, but rather that other people do disagree, other people do want to see more options.

So there's my three for the day. If you've found any stories about "what went right" in the mainstream media you're reading, why not share it in the comments?