The news cycle has been full of Trump lately – but what about international news?
Award-winning Syrian journalist Zaina Erhaim is unable to enter the United States due to the travel ban administered by President Trump last month. Accompanied by several other Syrian women, Erhaim was set to tour the United States, screening the second part of her documentary “Syria’s
At least 74 journalists have lost their lives in connection with their work in 2016, nearly three quarters of whom were likely deliberately targeted. That’s according to the latest report from Reporters Sans Frontières (Reporters Without Borders), an international organization and advocacy group dedicated to
The following article contains graphic images. “Tonight we have no house, it’s bombed & I got in rubble. I saw deaths and I almost died” – @AlabedBana. Bana Alabed tweets. She’s a seven-year-old girl living in Aleppo, Syria. Her Twitter account is managed by her
In northeastern Nigeria, where Boko Haram has maintained a vast stronghold, famine has taken over, causing the UN to determine that as many as 75,000 children may die. The influence of Islamic extremist group in the area has caused many farms to close and has subsequently
This is the third edition of a new MediaFile series. Every week the International section takes on the task of curating a list of five important world news stories that you may have missed this week because of news from the American election cycle. This week in
They are the individuals covered in soot, blood, and sweat that volunteer their lives as first responders in the world’s current most violent war theater: Syria. These men are all members of the Syria Civil Defense, also known as SCD or the White Helmets. These
Video has the unique ability to draw out feelings we didn’t even know existed. On August 17th, the Aleppo Media Center posted a video of a bloody, ash-covered, and utterly frightened Syrian child after medical workers pulled him out of the rubble from an airstrike