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21 August 2014

One Year Ago Today, Assad Attacked Al Ghouta with Chemical Weapons

If only today, writes Hiba Dlewati, let us spare a thought for the nearly 1,000 Syrians who were gassed to death by the Assad regime.

20 August 2014

Pop-up Ad Inventor's “I'm Sorry” Upsets Celebs, Raises Fears of an “Apology Avalanche” in Silicon Valley

Pop-up ad inventor Ethan Zuckerman's much-publicised apology pisses off pop stars, and has some Silicon Valley folks shaking in their boots.

Not Human by Default: Humans of New York Takes on the Middle East

Responses to popular photo project Humans of New York's tour of the Middle East uncovers some unfortunate trends around perceptions of other cultures, writes Hiba Dlewati.

12 August 2014

On the First Day of Gaza's Ceasefire, a Visit to a Shelter Under a Supermoon

As the bombs go silent in Gaza during another 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire, 20-year-old Dalia Alnajjar ventures out to meet some families living in a crowded make-shift shelter.

My Super Hero Wore Suspenders. Life With Robin Williams.

San Francisco-based Christina Noyes pays tribute to her hero, Oscar-winning comedian Robin Williams, who died in a suspected suicide 20-miles from her home.

9 August 2014

What Gardening Has Taught Me About Civic Responsibility

Our Trinidad-based Caribbean editor has learned a lot of things in her garden. She shares eight seeds that germinated into her civic consciousness here.

5 August 2014

How a Jewish-American Author's Facebook Page Became a Hub for Citizen Reporting on Gaza

Naomi Wolf and her growing 79,000 followers are curating and verifying content as well as sifting through the propaganda and media bias on Gaza.

4 August 2014

Israel, Gaza, War & Data – The Art of Personalizing Propaganda

While war rages on the ground in Gaza and across Israeli skies, there’s an all-out information war unraveling in social networked spaces.

31 July 2014

#FreeZone9Bloggers: On July 31, We Tweet for Human Rights—and Human Beings

If convicted, they will find themselves in the company of at least eighteen other journalists who have suffered the same fate. All remain in prison today.

23 July 2014

Israel Struggles to Win “Hearts and Minds” in Media War on Palestine

Israeli social media strategist Niv Calderon is waging a war of words on Palestine. “There is a media war, and each citizen, each computer user, is a soldier,” he says.

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