It’s been eight years since the start of the civil war in Syria. Since then, we’ve seen the rise and fall of ISIS, proxy struggles between world powers, and history’s largest refugee crisis. In this episode, Michael sits down with Chris Boian, spokesperson for the
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
No breaking news story today is complete without a captivating image. These images become associated with all aspects of the story, and sometimes become the story. This has certainly become the case in many recent headlines, where the story becomes less about the issue, and
Editor’s Note: This article is the first in a weekly series documenting the best in multimedia journalism. While, in the future, we will recap the week prior, this article recaps the entire month of August. The multimedia world saw a lot of innovation in the month of August.