Stories about War & Conflict from September, 2013
"Human dignity has become a joke. International law is nothing but empty, powerless words printed in books," writes Gazan student Shahd Abu Salama, who is stranded at the Rafah Crossing.
After the Assad regime destroyed their UN-funded studio, Sawt Al Shaab (The Voice of the People), in the Yarmouk refugee camp, Refugees of Rap has regrouped. Read more here.
In this week's edition of our Google Hangout series GV Face, we discuss the role of social media in the aftermath of the devastating attack in Kenya.
The Ping will help families to quickly check in with each other during an emergency while Blood Donation Kenya matches blood location centers with people willing to help with donation.
The internet is a source of innumerable initiatives and stories that remember the disappeared and fight against impunity.
The blogger el-murid claims that this signals a change of policy in the direction of accommodating the US in passing a UN resolution authorizing military action in Syria.
A pair of suicide bombers blew themselves up in a 130-year-old church in Peshawar after a Sunday Mass killing more than 80 people and injuring many.
Shurufu, a Tanzanian journalist based in Dar es Salaam, lost friends Ross Langdon and Elif Yavuz, who were expecting their first child together.
Twitter captured the confusion of the attack in real-time as users, who first reported what they thought was an explosion, learned the horrible truth.
How different is reporting on Syria depending on where you are? And what does that mean for Syrians? We discussed this and more in our second edition of GV Face.
As the conflict between the rebels of Sékéla and the national army of the Central african Republic rages on, tension mounts in the city of Bossangoa. Locals fear that the conflict may not spill into open fighting between the christian and muslim communities. Some still hold hope for appeasement though,...
The disappearance of people has left a profound footprint in Latin America, where cases of disappearance still exist today. Photographs, songs and blogs help to keep memories alive.
Anahi Ayala Iacucci is maintaining a list of prominent social media sources and verified information about the terror attack on Nairobi's Westgate Mall.
The irony of Syria becoming crushed into the past while it struggled to emerge into a future is used by the people of Kafranbel (Idlib), to send a powerful message.
While Americans were incensed at being lectured by a foreign politician whom many regard as either an idiot or a hypocrite, many Russians, it turns out, reacted no differently.
Ramzan Kadyrov caused an outcry in the blogosphere when he dedicated a monument to a group of Chechen women who died during the Caucasus Wars in the 19th century.
A resolution by the International Court of Justice set the stage for conflict between Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Colombia and Panama, reviving disputes and jeopardizing a project to build a canal.
The musical legacy of Victor Jara transcends national borders, just as the call to justice requires the extradition of one of the soldiers who murdered him 40 years ago.
Online videos show Persian speakers apparently working with Syrian regime troops.
Brazilian artists contribute their artwork to a crowdfunding campaign supporting the Ewaso Lions Project, dedicated to saving lions in Kenya.
Many RuNet users have hailed the President’s overture as something of a needed display of Russian moral authority on the world stage.