Looking forward to moderating Game Changers “Between Two Worlds: America and the Middle East” in Fargo this fall!July 15th, 2014 | Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off
Looking forward to moderating Game Changers “Between Two Worlds: America and the Middle East” in October in Fargo, ND. What an impressive line-up of speakers!
Selfie culture a new battleground for the Iranian regime
The Guardian / Tehran Bureau
June 13, 2014
Self photography is gaining in popularity in Iran and whilst some relish the opportunity to been seen on the Internet, others worry it’s contributing to the culture of narcissism
An Iranian woman smokes a cigarette as she rests in a coffee shop in Tehran. Photograph: Raheb Homavandi/Reuters
It’s afternoon at Park-e Laleh, a popular destination for students who attend one of central Tehran’s sprawling universities. Seated on a bench under tall trees, Mandana, 22 and Daniel, 34, pose for selfies taken with Mandana’s
Freedom. Five years ago today.
I will be forever grateful to the friends and strangers who helped my family and me during that difficult time. I dream of the day when we will see freedom for all.
.آزادی. پنچ سال پیش در چنین روزی.
I was very sorry to hear the news today of the journalist U Win Tin’s death. He was Myanmar’s (Burma’s) longest serving political prisoner, and I had the honor of meeting him and speaking on a panel with him in Myanmar last month.
At dinner beforehand, he told me he was in solitary confinement for most of his 19 years in prison under Myanmar’s former military rule. Sometimes, when he tried to talk to other prisoners or share his food with them, he would get sent to the “dog house,” where dogs literally watched over him. He wasn’t allowed any … Read the rest
Al Jazeera America
April 11, 2014
Hidden heroes support wounded warriors
Recently, the biggest study ever done on caregivers of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans found that these caregivers have more problems with health, money and relationships than caregivers of veterans in previous wars. Roxana Saberi is in Hartford, Conn., and speaks to one such family.… Read the rest
(Photo credit: University of St. Thomas)… Read the rest