Did Ukraine's civil resistance fail?

“Civil resistance is also about what we don’t see,” says Maciej Bartkowski, a leading expert on nonviolent resistance. Comparing Ukraine to other cases in history, Bartkowski underlines the effectiveness of civil resistance, discusses its limits, and clears up some of the widespread misconceptions about it.

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Who cares about Selfies? It’s the #Otherie, stupid!
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Who cares about Selfies? It’s the #Otherie, stupid!

A fieldnote from Tel Aviv, Israel (July 2014):
People take Selfies, but armies and states in war rely on #Otheries: the one-dimensional focus on the Other, as a target, as an object of war. A note on Othering in the current Israeli military operation against Hamas in Gaza.

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Who cares about Selfies? It's the #Otherie, stupid!
Jun30

Who cares about Selfies? It's the #Otherie, stupid!

A fieldnote from Tel Aviv, Israel (July 2014):
People take Selfies, but armies and states in war rely on #Otheries: the one-dimensional focus on the Other, as a target, as an object of war. A note on Othering in the current Israeli military operation against Hamas in Gaza.

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„The tide of history is on our side.“

A telephone call between two very remarkable people endorsing equal rights for same sex couples: Adriana Badal, mayor of the small town Bisbee in Arizona, and Father Andrew Cain, a vicar in the Church of England in London.

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Broadcasting Swissness

Looking at the letters from the listeners of Swiss Radio International can help us to understand the effects media has in how the image of a nation is constructed.

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No country for journalists

They have already spent 115 days in jail. Yesterday the trial has been adjourned again – for the sixth time. Three Al Jazeera journalists are accused of spreading false news and aiding the Muslim Brotherhood formally declared as a terrorist group. In this analysis Sammy Khamis explores how Egypt has become a hugely unpleasant place for journalists to work in and what special role the Qatari news agency Al Jazeera plays in this context.

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