media

  • The intellectuals of Yemen

    Art, culture, and civil society are aspects playing a part in the Yemeni conflict that are being overlooked in mainstream media. Just in June of this year, a new Yemeni media initiative emerged focusing on Yemeni art, culture, and civil society, and their role in building bridges within the...
  • The grey story of the White Helmets

    Through a series of personal interviews and war footage that captures the response of selfless volunteers to rescue victims of daily bombings and attacks in Syria, The White Helmets (2016) inspires hope for humanity and aims to expose the dire need for humanitarian intervention. This 40-minute Netflix Original documentary,...
  • Meet the Afghan women challenging media dominance

    Afghanistan has been on the public eye for decades for the worst reasons. Widely considered to be one of the most dangerous countries to be a woman, the threat of the Taliban is now growing again, threatening the already precarious stability of the country. How many of us are...
  • Saving traditional print media

    “Only a newspaper can put the same thought at the same time before a thousand readers…So hardly any democratic association can carry on without a newspaper.” In 1835, it already became evident to Alexis de Tocqueville, author of this quotation, that print media had, and would probably continue to have a central part...
  • DDoS SOS : freedom of press threatened by cyber attacks

    On October 21st, customers of Dyn, a Domain Name System (DNS)-services provider, were targeted by a massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. DNS is an essential component of Internet services since it transcribes websites into numerical addresses enabling their location and identification between computer services and devices. DDoS attacks hamper this process...
  • The Nobodies – Marilyn Manson

    “The Nobodies” is a song by American rock band Marilyn Manson. It is the third and final single from their fourth studio album, Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death), released in 2001. Like several of the songs in the album, this was inspired by the Columbine shootings,...
  • Sexism in Mainstream Media

    The Western mainstream media frequently and consistently overlooks women, and the situation for the developing world is even more bleak. As put by Margaret Gallagher, an International Media Consultant, “Blatant stereotyping is alive and well in news reporting around the world. Nor is it limited to the gratuitous display of...
  • Watchers watch Yourselves

    Five days ago, in Uganda, surfaced a horrific video of a woman beating and stepping on a toddler with indescribable violence and frustration. She was taking care of the 18 months old girl whilst her parents were working. The father of the toddler hid a camera in the house...