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Work february 15, 2016

How Isis Hijacked Pop Culture, From Hollywood to Videogames

How the militant group uses gaming and film tactics in their quest to appeal and appall

Home february 4, 2016

Unfairy Tales Highlight the Stories of Refugee Children

For 8 million refugee children, not all stories bear fairy godmothers

Gaming & Play march 11, 2014

PSA Brings Syria’s Civil War To London [Video]

A new ad hopes to draw greater attention to this global crisis by imagining what it would be like if this event was taking place in the UK.

Work february 14, 2014

Famous Paintings Adorn War-Torn Ruins In Syria [Pics]

Syrian artist Tammam Azzam combines photos of his devastated homeland and great works of Western art to highlight the destruction.

Luxury september 25, 2013

12 Stories You Need To Know Today

BlackBerry acquired for $4.7 billion, Uniqlo to clothe Syrians and China to relax web censorship.

Technology march 27, 2012

Archaeologists Use Spy Satellites To Discover Ancient Human Settlements

This approach has already helped map some 14,000 settlement sites spanning over eight millennia in 23,000 square kilometers of Northeast Syria

IoT february 2, 2012

Piers Fawkes: When The Bad Guys Use Our Data Against Us

What happens when the malicious organizations use social data? Get more good guys using social data against them.

Mobile august 22, 2011

Did The BART Protests In SF Mirror Arab Spring Uprisings? [Headlines]

Protests who came together against a transit police officer killing a homeless man in San Francisco used mobile technology and social networks, which are reminiscent of the Arab Spring uprisings.

Sustainability july 5, 2011

A YouTube Video Shows A Young, Syrian Activist Get Killed By A Security Official [Headlines]

Syrian blogger and activist Diyya al-Naiiar was filming a protest in Hom and zoomed in on a sniper, which ended up shooting him in the head. The shocking and disturbing footage has been circulating on YouTube.

Innovation april 22, 2011

Monocolumn: That Friday Feeling

The first day of the weekend in most Arab countries is no longer just when people congregate to pray; it has become the day when people call for their government to be overthrown.

april 12, 2011

Syrian Soldiers Shot For Refusing To Fire On Protesters [Headlines]

Witnesses claim soldiers who disobeyed orders in Banias were shot by security services as crackdown on protests intensifies. The Guardian

Advertising march 31, 2011

Monocolumn: Syria Revolts: Expatriates Speak Out

In a small Lebanese restaurant on London’s Edgware Road two Syrian chefs sat sipping tea as they watched President Bashar al-Assad deliver his first speech since the anti-regime protests began last week.

Arts & Culture march 30, 2011

Monocolumn: Syria Revolts: PR Put On Ice

Syria is going on a bit of a PR drive, with its photogenic British-born first lady, Asma al-Assad, as its lynchpin. A fawning profile in the March issue of American Vogue was to be followed by the forum, which Mrs al-Assad was due to host.

Mobile march 29, 2011

Monocolumn: Syria Revolts: The Sound Of Silence

Syria has always been considered an island of stability in a sea of Middle Eastern turmoil. So it came to everyone’s surprise earlier this month when isolated groups of Syrians stood up to the authorities.


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