Category Archives: Syria

Israelis and Syrians Come Together in Jordan

By Stephanie Brown There are a lot of numbers being thrown around in the Syrian refugee crisis. Six million people forced out of their homes. Two million driven out of the country. Tens of thousands more crossing the border everyday. … Continue reading

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Syria’s SNN: An Alternative Voice

by Gabby LaVerghetta One of the major sources of the violent images and videos coming out of Syria has been SNN. No, that’s not a typo. SNN stands for the Shaam News Network, a Damascus-based media aggregator of citizen journalism … Continue reading

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Duolingo, the Universal Translator

by Corey Smith It’s an idyllic concept: anyone in the world can go to any website and, at the click of a button, translate it into whatever language they choose. WikiLeaks in Farsi? No problem. KnowYourMeme in Russian? Of course. … Continue reading

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The Ethics of Hacking

by Rick Rockwell The British media provided an interesting window in the past week to glimpse into the complex world of hacking.  While media vilified those arrested and accused in the on-going News of the World hacking scandal that threatens … Continue reading

Posted in "The Guardian", Arab Spring, Bashar al-Assad, China, Corruption, David Cameron, Ethics, Hackers, Hugo Chavez, James Murdoch, Journalism, News Corp., Rupert Murdoch, Syria, U.K. Parliament, United Kingdom, Venezuela | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

RT vs. Al Jazeera: The Propaganda War Over the Syrian Revolt

by Rick Rockwell* For those who aren’t regular viewers of RT (formerly known as Russia Today), the Kremlin-financed information network, or to those who have not visited RT’s YouTube site you are missing some pretty heavy shelling in the propaganda … Continue reading

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