Stories about Photos from October, 2015
Latin American Art Show in Italy Promotes Compassion for Refugees and Immigrants
MirgrArte Postale explores immigration through 125 art postcards by 96 artists from 14 countries.
Mainstream Media Comes Under Fire for ‘Biased’ Coverage of Shia Religious Event
Every year, millions of Shia mark the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Hussain bin Ali, killed 1,300 years ago. Netizens hit back on how mainstream media get it wrong.
Free Alaa Campaign Takes Social Media by Storm on the First Anniversary of His Imprisonment
Alaa Abd El Fattah has spent a year in prison for his activism. He has four more to serve. Netizens are making noise on his first year anniversary calling for his freedom.
Drowning in Refuse, Lebanon's Capital Is Now Zigzagged by ‘Rivers of Garbage’
It rained in Lebanon and Beirut's rubbish, which has been pilling up alongside roads for months, turned the capital's roads into "rivers of garbage." Fears of a cholera epidemic don't seem unrealistic.
On the Eve of Elections, Côte d’Ivoire Tries to Move on From Its Violent Past
On October 25, Côte d'Ivoire is going to hold presidential elections. As the last elections in 2010 ended in a civil war, the current atmosphere in the country is tense.
Bahrain Government Renews Crackdown on Religious Rituals
Security forces and youth clashed in Bahrain today as police attacked villages, forcefully removing banners placed on roadsides to commemorate Ashura. Several people were injured from buckshot fired at protesters.
ISIS Gunman Kills Five at Shia Mosque in Saudi Arabia
A Saudi gunman affiliated with ISIS opened fire at Shia worshippers in Saihat, killing five people. Netizens blame sectarian incitement against Shiites for the incident.
Execution of Palestinian Fadi Alloun, 19, in Occupied East Jerusalem Causes Nationwide Outrage
The horrifying video, showing how Alloun was killed, is being widely shared online, prompting Mondoweiss to call it the video that 'shocked global audience'.
Undercover Israeli Soldiers Infiltrate Palestinian Protesters Before Turning Their Guns at Them
Footage showing Israeli soldiers dressed as Palestinians in a protest has surfaced online. First, the infiltrators throw rocks at the Israeli soldiers. Then, they turn their guns at the Palestinians.
Syrian Refugees? Get Your Facts Straight Before You Share Their Stories
Photographs of struggling Syrian refugees escaping death are plastered all over the Internet. Here's our pick of some photographs which are not what they seem. Rami Alhames explains.