Having worked in media for over 10 years, I’ve seen my share of overzealous reporters grinning every time they started filing a news story that would strike tones of sadness or despair in their readers. Why? Because humans are naturally drawn to tragedies or crises, and for that reason, media outlets feed us tragic headlines in hopes of getting clicks or viewership. “If it bleeds, it leads” is the general mantra of most news organizations, unfortunately.
But, have you ever noticed at the end of a news broadcast, they always close with an uplifting story? What if the news was delivered in a way that every story was uplifting? Mauro Gatti created “The Happy Broadcast”, an Instagram account featuring anxiety-free news from around the world. Every headline is beautifully illustrated and I hope you enjoy his work and please visit his Instagram page.
1) “The Happy Broadcast”
“A record-breaking 4,855 people waited for hours in the rain for stem cell test to help save a 5-year-old boy fighting rare cancer.”
2) An Instagram account by Mauro Gatti features anxiety-free news.
“After it was revealed that more than 1,500 people die annually by suicide, Sweden premieres the world’s first mental health ambulance.”
3) The Happy Broadcast showcases uplifting headlines and stories…
“This amazing village in India celebrates their daughters by planting 111 trees every time a girl is born. So far they have planted more than 350,000 trees!”
4) …along with creative illustrations.
“Amazon tribe wins legal battle against oil companies, preventing drilling in Amazon Rainforest.”
“An HIV positive man in London has become the second person ever to be cleared of the virus after stem cell transplant.”
“A seven-mile ‘bee corridor’ of vibrant wildflowers is being planted to encourage the insect’s population in London.”
“In a breakthrough that could save thousands of lives, scientists convert all blood types to the universal type O that is safe for all patients to receive.”
“California limits pet store sales of cats, dogs, and rabbits to rescue or shelter animals only.”
“Canada passed a bill that makes it illegal to keep whales, dolphins, and porpoises in captivity for entertainment.”
“Creator of Fortnite, Tim Sweeney, is buying thousands of acres of forest to stop it from being cut down.”
“Equal pay! The women’s national soccer team in Brasil will be paid the same as the men for representing their country.”
“Scientists found an edible mushroom that eats plastic, and it could clean our landfills.”
“German circus uses hologram animals instead of real animals, in an attempt to end animal cruelty.”
“Netherlands have built 5 artificial islands to preserve wildlife. In the first 2 years, 30,000 birds and 127 kinds of plants have been reintroduced.”
“Holland covers hundreds of bus stops with plants – ‘Green Roofs’ – where bees can take refuge.”
“In America, 57% of black men have made it into the middle class or higher and the share of black men who are poor has fallen from 41% in 1960 to 18% in recent years.”
“Iceland becomes 1st country in the world to legally enforce equal pay for women and men.”
“In Rome, you can now pay for Metro Train tickets with plastic bottles. So far more than 350,000 bottles have been recycled!”
“South Korea once recycled 2% of its food waste. Now it recycles 95% thanks to smart bins and special biodegradable bags.”
“Malawi female Chief comes to power, annuls over 1500 child marriages, makes it illegal and sends young girls back to school.”
“Scientists in Mexico create fake plastic from cactus juice that biodegrades in a month and is safe to ingest.”
“Need another reason why bees are amazing? A new groundbreaking study in Australia finds that honeybee venom kills aggressive breast cancer cells.”
“Netherlands has achieved the goal of officially becoming the first country without stray dogs.”
“New study finds that a dog’s highly evolved sense of smell can identify cancer with incredible accuracy.”
“Norway decides NOT to drill for oil (worth an estimated €53 billion) in the Lofoten Islands to protect its ecosystem.”
“Baby African elephants will no longer be taken from the wild and sold to zoos and circuses after a near-total ban has been approved.”
“Peru has committed to ending palm oil-driven deforestation by 2021. A ‘momentous win’ for wildfire and sustainable agriculture.”
“After decades of vaccination campaigns, Africa is officially free from wild polio! It’s one of the greatest healthcare success stories of all time.”
“Rice farmers around the world are using ducks instead of harmful pesticides! Ducks feed on insects and weeds, without touching the plants.”
“A robot called LarvalBot is delivering coral babies to the Great Barrier Reef to help restore coral reefs to what they were.”
“San Francisco’s Cuddle Club unites senior people and senior dogs who need companionship, exercise, and affection.”
“Scientists in Finland have developed the world’s first vaccine to fight off ‘bee apocalypse’.”
“Sea turtles are making a huge comeback, with their populations increasing by 980%, thanks to the Endangered Species Act.”
“Seven eggs from the world’s last two remaining Northern White Rhinos have been successfully fertilized. This may save the species!”
“South Korea is organizing daytime disco parties for people over 65 to tackle loneliness and dementia.”
“Sweden has rolled out a great initiative! Blood donors get a text message whenever their blood saves a life.”
“Tahlequah the orca – famous for grieving her dead calf for 17 days in 2018 – has given birth to a healthy and precocious new calf. Welcome baby orca!”
“Taiwan’s parliament passes historic same-sex marriage law, making it the first place in Asia to do so.”
“Thailand supermarket says no to plastic packaging and wraps produce in banana leaves.”
“The UK has reduced its carbon emissions for the sixth year in a row. The last time emissions were this low was 1888.”
“This man in India planted a tree every day for 35 years and created a forest larger than Central Park.”
“A town in Finland is offering cake, free transport tickets, and other rewards to locals who cut their carbon emissions.”
“Villagers knit giant sweaters for Indian elephants to protect them from near-freezing temperatures.
“These humpback whales have come back from the brink of extinction. Thanks to conservation efforts, they’ve gone from a few hundred to 25,000!”
45) I hope you enjoyed these uplifting images and headlines by “The Happy Broadcast”!
“YouTube has banned white supremacist content, and thousands of hate speech channels will be removed.”
H/t: Bored Panda
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