View From The Balcony

Know Your Thobe (infographic) The afternoon explainer via Brownbook. FYI, I’ve only worn it Saudi style. — Michael via futurejournalismproject:

Know Your Thobe (infographic) The afternoon explainer via Brownbook. FYI, I’ve only worn it Saudi style. — Michael via futurejournalismproject:

Oh is War
The only way to peace?
Well, I don’t fall for that.
You’re Raining tears
You’re righteous, so righteous, SO RIGHTEOUS
You’re always so right.
Go ahead and dream
Go ahead believe that you are the chosen one.

Raining tears.

Oh no
Gracious even God
Bloodied the cross
Your sins are washed enough.
Mother’s cry
“Is hate so deep
Must a baby’s bones
This hungry fire feed?”
As smoke clouds roll in
The symphony of death.
This is the last stop.

"The Last Stop" by Dave Matthews Band
soupsoup: New York Times Middle East Correspondent Anthony Shadid dies while on assignment in Syria
RIP.

soupsoup: New York Times Middle East Correspondent Anthony Shadid dies while on assignment in Syria

RIP.

via Foreign Policy

Via @jimmydcarr, an extraordinary cub journalist.

theeconomist:

KAL’s cartoon: this week, a simple map.

theeconomist:

KAL’s cartoon: this week, a simple map.

futurejournalismproject:

Visualizing ten years of violence against journalists in Afghanistan
Via MediaShift:

Internews and Nai, an Afghan media advocacy organization, have collected hundreds of reports of threats, intimidation, and violence faced by journalists in Afghanistan. We recently announced a new site, data.nai.org.af, which features 10 years of these reports. While Nai’s data previously resided in spreadsheets, the new site allows the public to access hundreds of reports through visualizations and to download it directly. With this site we’re raising the profile of media freedom in a country often characterized as among the most dangerous in the world for journalists.

Take, for example, the case of Omaid Khpalwak, a reporter with Pajhwok Afghan News who died recently in an attack on Tarin Kot, capital of Uruzgan.
Freelance journalists are among the top five groups experiencing violence. The others are formal news organizations.
For data wranglers, Internews and Nai are releasing the data in .csv and .geoJSON formats.
You can explore the infographic and export the data here. 

futurejournalismproject:

Visualizing ten years of violence against journalists in Afghanistan

Via MediaShift:

Internews and Nai, an Afghan media advocacy organization, have collected hundreds of reports of threats, intimidation, and violence faced by journalists in Afghanistan. We recently announced a new site, data.nai.org.af, which features 10 years of these reports. While Nai’s data previously resided in spreadsheets, the new site allows the public to access hundreds of reports through visualizations and to download it directly. With this site we’re raising the profile of media freedom in a country often characterized as among the most dangerous in the world for journalists.

Take, for example, the case of Omaid Khpalwak, a reporter with Pajhwok Afghan News who died recently in an attack on Tarin Kot, capital of Uruzgan.

Freelance journalists are among the top five groups experiencing violence. The others are formal news organizations.

For data wranglers, Internews and Nai are releasing the data in .csv and .geoJSON formats.

You can explore the infographic and export the data here