Stories about War & Conflict from June, 2015
Twitter Discourse Around Putin and Poroshenko in Ukraine and Russia
In a new installment of our citizen-media data-analysis project, All The Presidents' Tweets, we use word clouds to visualize the Russian and Ukrainian discourse around Putin and Poroshenko on Twitter.
Yemen's Heritage, a Victim of War
Yemen's age old heritage is being pounded into rubble as Saudi-led airstrikes which have killed more than 2,500 people continue. Will the world now take notice?
Djibouti: At the Heart of the Fight Against Islamic Extremism in the Horn of Africa
Regional instability is a weight around strategically-located Djibouti's neck. But it is also a key source of income for the impoverished country.
Displaced by Fighting in Northern Myanmar, Thousands Continue to Live in Makeshift Camps
"Many elderly persons and some others are suffering from mental trauma, they feel hopeless. The number of students who no longer want to continue their education has increased"
Monitoring Mexico's Midterm Elections with #BreakTheFear
During last Sunday's elections in Mexico, the free-speech organization ARTICLE 19 ran a campaign called #RompeElMiedo (#BreakTheFear) to monitor the safety of journalists and human rights activists
International ‘Freedom Flotilla III’ on Its Way to Break the Gaza Siege
The Freedom Flotilla III will join an increasingly long list of boats that have attempted to break the Israeli siege of Gaza. Will it succeed this time?
Israel Launches Multiple Airstrikes in Gaza
Three blasts were heard across Gaza as Israel launched airstrikes in response to rockets launched by a Hamas rival, ISIS-linked Omar Brigades. How has the ceasefire held since last summer?