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10 October 2015
Sound artist Jacob Kirkegaard used to be a musician. But he discovered he'd rather find sounds than make them. Now he records what other people barely notice.
9 October 2015
Tunisians are over the moon their democratic progress was recognised by awarding the National Dialogue Quartet the Nobel Peace Prize today.
In a follow up to the ICHRI piece, Small Media reacts to that report, with their own observations on the recent changes to Iran's Internet policy.
8 October 2015
Lebanon arrests two over Facebook posts, Venezuela blocks Bitcoin sites in crusade against foreign currency, and the EU takes 'Safe Harbor' away from US tech companies.
7 October 2015
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.
6 October 2015
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.
Information campaigns and physical intimidation that once targeted Kurdish and leftist media are now being aimed at major media outlets of all kinds.
29 September 2015
"Material Evidence" is one of few pro-Putin Internet projects connected to Russia's "troll factories" with a significant offline trail. Because of this, we can trace its operations unusually well.
28 September 2015
As Turkey and its neighbors consider how to handle the millions of refugees looking for homes, Iraqi refugee Amer Mohammad camps outside an Istanbul bus station, waiting to travel.
27 September 2015
According to the judges who selected "Dispatches in Syria" as category winner, Marcell Shehwaro's “intensely personal writing found the gray areas in a war usually told from polar extremes.”
24 September 2015
“They have tarnished my daughter’s reputation in prison. They are playing with her integrity with their [ugly] words."
'Halal' Internet refers to Iran's national intranet project, but ads for censorship software associated with groups of parents protesting Ontario's sexual education curriculum are using the term.
23 September 2015
Volunteers at Amsterdam's Central Station have banded together to welcome and support arriving refugees. "What I didn’t anticipate," writes Faten Busheri, "are the stories they would tell me."
A popular technology blogger and pioneer of Iran's start-up scene is quietly arrested at Tehran's international airport. A strange turn of events for someone not involved in an dissident activity.
22 September 2015
French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo kicks off a new free-speech debate with its latest cartoons about the refugee crisis and specifically deceased Syrian toddler Alan Kurdi.
19 September 2015
Saudi Ali al-Nimr was arrested when he was 17. Now, at 21, he is sentenced to be beheaded, and then have his body strapped to a cross to rot.
18 September 2015
Forty-three people were arrested in Lebanon on Wednesday for protesting against the second round of talks between political powers to end the presidential stalemate.