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· September, 2013

Stories about War & Conflict from September, 2013

30 September 2013

Gazans Call to End Rafah Border Suffering

"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.

Syrian-Palestinian Refugees of Rap: “The Age of Silence is Over”

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.

27 September 2013

GV Face: Retweeting Terrorists? The Westgate Mall Attacks

GV Face

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.

25 September 2013

Nairobi Mall Attack Inspires Two Online Tools for Emergencies

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.

24 September 2013

Latin America: “Where do the Disappeared go?”

The internet is a source of innumerable initiatives and stories that remember the disappeared and fight against impunity.

Blogger Claims Russian Foreign Minister to be Sacked

RuNet Echo

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.

Humanity Defeated Again in Pakistan, Over 80 Christians Killed

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.

23 September 2013

Global Voices Author Remembers Friends Slain in Nairobi Mall Attack

Shurufu, a Tanzanian journalist based in Dar es Salaam, lost friends Ross Langdon and Elif Yavuz, who were expecting their first child together.

How the Nairobi Mall Attack Unfolded on Social Media

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.

GV Face: Worldwide Media Coverage of Syria

GV Face

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.

In The Central African Republic, “We Still Hope to Live Together In Peace”

Latin America Remembers the Disappeared

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.

Tracking Kenyan Social Media During Westgate Mall Attack

22 September 2013

From Kafranbel: The Syrian Revolution in Three Minutes

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.

19 September 2013

How Russians Read McCain's Pravda Op-Ed on Putin

RuNet Echo

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.

18 September 2013

Is a Monument to Chechen Women an Affront to Russia?

RuNet Echo

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.

17 September 2013

Russian Warships in Nicaragua Rekindle Territorial Disputes

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.

Victor Jara: Music In Search of Justice 40 Years After His Murder

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.

Do These Videos Show Iranians Fighting in Syria's War?

Online videos show Persian speakers apparently working with Syrian regime troops.

Brazilian Artists Unite to Save Lions in Kenya