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No human being should have to bear witness to the execution of another. But my colleagues at Storyful have been living with that obligation for years, as they process and parse increasingly brutal imagery from across the social web. And … Continue reading ?
China’s internet growth over the last few years has been nothing short of astonishing. Last month, China announced it had a total of 649 million online users by the end of 2014, which is half of the entire population of … Continue reading ?
A cover story on Newsweek magazine about protests around the world in response to an anti-Islam film prompted a backlash on Twitter on September 17. The magazine ran a title page with the words ‘Muslim Rage’ emblazoned across it and set out to provoke an online conversation with the hashtag #MuslimRage. Show More Summary
Mexican activists took to Twitter on Friday looking for information about a popular activist blogger who they claim disappeared earlier this month. According to his own blog, El 5anto, also known as Ruy Salgado, has not been seen since September 8. Show More Summary
Libyans both on and offline have been raising their voices to condemn the violence in Benghazi on Tuesday that claimed the lives of four Americans, among them US Ambassador Chris Stevens. The video above is a single statement by a number of Libyans making clear their opposition to the attacks, created in memory of the late ambassador.
Irate Twitter users in Britain kicked off an online campaign to shut down the Sun newspaper for its reporting of the 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster that cost 96 lives. The campaign came after an independent report revealed a police cover-up that falsely blamed fans for the disaster. Show More Summary
A video just under 14-minutes long that has been on YouTube since July 2 sparked protests outside US diplomatic missions in several Arabic countries this week. It claims to be the “trailer” from a movie called “The Real Life of Muhammad” or “Innocence of Muslims.” But it’s been available online for over two months. Why did protests only kick off on Tuesday?
Spaniards took to Twitter on Thursday to protest a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel as pressure mounted on Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to accept a sovereign bailout. But in the wake of deeply unpopular austerity measures,...Show More Summary
When Costa Rica was hit by a 7.6 magnitude earthquake on September 5, this was one of the first videos we found, uploaded to the YouTube channel of La Nacion journalist Damián Arroyo, who is based in San Jose. The video includes swaying poles and wailing sirens. The quake rattled buildings and briefly caused a tsunami alert for the coastline.
The storm itself is just a memory, but Hurricane Isaac left devastating flooding behind in the bayous and other lower areas of Louisiana. This video was shot near Springfield.
Several YouTube videos uploaded by activists working in the northern Syrian town of Al Bab document the aerial bombardment of Al Bab by regime warplanes on Monday. The videos are a rare instance of near real-time filming of an atrocity carried out by the Syrian regime. Show More Summary
The fallout from Clint Eastwood’s address at the Republican National Convention (RNC) continued on Monday when conservatives celebrated what they called “National Empty Chair Day.” Eastwood addressed the RNC on its final night accompanied by an empty chair, meant to represent President Obama. Show More Summary
It wasn’t the standard way to get an answer to a question, but at least the reporters got it in writing. NBC reporter Peter Alexander rolled an orange down the aisle of Mitt Romney’s campaign plane on Saturday. Written on the fruit was a question asking the GOP presidential candidate if Ohio Sen. Show More Summary
Louisiana saw several helicopter rescues, like this one in LaPlace, because of the severe flooding from Hurricane Isaac. Here, a Coast Guard helicopter pulls someone up to safety in the town west of New Orleans.
A dramatic live-tweeting of a brothel raid in Cambodia which captured the world’s attention last year has finally come full circle. On August 30, New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof posted a video update he had received from one of the girls he witnessed being rescued while documenting the story. Show More Summary
As the Paralympic Games began on August 29 with an opening ceremony in London’s Olympic Stadium, the city once again came alive with competitive energy. The event marked the beginning of 11 days of athletic competitions in the city, with almost 4,200 athletes from around the world taking part. Show More Summary
The annual La Tomatina festival took place in Buñol, Spain on August 29, bringing almost 40,000 revelers to the small town west of Valencia to participate in the traditional tomato throwing celebration. The event is held on the last Wednesday of August during a week of festivities and has been held since 1943. Show More Summary
Isaac reached hurricane status on Tuesday morning and made landfall in the early evening on the Louisiana coast while its strong outer bands of tropical storm force winds pounded Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida panhandle. TheseShow More Summary
Ahead of his keynote address at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, tonight, we have compiled New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s greatest hits in one easy-to-manage page. No stranger to the limelight, Christie has...Show More Summary
As Tropical Storm Isaac took aim at New Orleans, Typhoon Bolaven barreled into the Korean peninsula, putting the Seoul, South Korea, under a typhoon warning. Outside of the capital, the storm’s outer bands were already dumping heavy rain in parts of the country. Monday night, strong winds battered Gwangju, as seen in this video from Jason Morrow, out in the storm.