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7 January 2014

Stories from 7 January 2014

Dreams of Yemen

Yemeni blogger Noon Arabia shares her dreams of Yemen in this post. She writes: I dream of a Yemen where everyone has a roof on top of their head I dream of a Yemen where everyone has a meal on their table I dream of a Yemen where poverty is...

“Social Media for Journalists”, a New Massive Online Course

  7 January 2014

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is offering a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): “Social Media for Journalists: The Basics.” The free course in English starts February 3 and ends March 9, 2014. The MOOC will give students an overview of the use of social media in...

Users Jeer at North Korean Death-by-Dog Story

  7 January 2014

A major US media outlet, NBC made one of the most sensational international reports which claimed the North Korean young dictator might have had his uncle devoured by 120 ravenous dogs. Unsurprisingly, the report went viral online, but was later found out to be a confusion caused by social media satire....

Why Elders Protect Doves in Rural Mali

  7 January 2014

Fasokan explains why elders in rural Mali pay special attention to the protection of doves [fr] : Les vieilles personnes font tout pour protéger ces oiseaux contre la tuerie des enfants pendant leurs chasses avec des lance-pierres. Si par hasard il arrive qu’un groupe de jeunes garçons attrape une tourterelle...

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