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Social Media Bans Persist in Turkey



Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Photo by cvrcak1

Allyson Cartwright, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 15:33 p.m. DST, 10 April 2014 TURKEY, Ankara – First Twitter and now YouTube, social media platforms in Turkey are continually being banned by the Turkish Telecommunications Authority. This latest YouTube ban comes after a video posted on March 27 on the site that is supposedly of an audio […]

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Plight of Sex Slaves From Moldova to Dubai



Sex For Sale in Middle East

Sex for sale from Moldova to Dubai. Mimi Chakarova tells a powerful story through photos and in the words of the victims of this heinous crime. The booming “Sex Tourism” industry is no longer a threat to women and children in remote, impoverished countries, it is a plague that is infecting all countries. The men and women who abuse and use other human beings for their own sexual gratification do not live in isolation. They could be and probably are someone to whom you are married and sleep with, or with whom you work or attend religious functions, or who educates your children. We must be more vigilant in trying to stem the tide of this worldwide crisis.

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Steve McCurry | Through His Eyes



Palazzo Ducale, Genova by Steve McCurry, Photo Courtesy of Matteo Galiazzo

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 01:48 a.m. DST, 23 December 2013 McCurry took his most recognized portrait, “Afghan Girl”, in a refugee camp near Peshawar, Pakistan. The image itself was named as “the most recognized photograph” in the history of the National Geographic magazine and her face became famous as the cover photograph on the […]

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The Terminal Terminus of Snowden



Moscow Duty Free, Photo by Diego Dal Cero

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 16:59 p.m. EDT, 3 July 2013 SHEREMETYEVO AIRPORT, Moscow – Edward Snowden’s flight from the United States with government secrets which he stole from the National Security Agency, now finds himself in the untenable situation of being denied asylum in 21 countries to which he has appealed. Snowden arrived in […]

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Loss of Innocence for Syria’s Female Refugees



Zaatari Refugee Camp at Dusk, Photo by Emad Zyuob

Jessica Tanner, Staff Writer Last Modified: 15:44 p.m. DST, 1 July 2013 The Syrian women describe how even going to the bathroom in the Zaatari camps can be a threat. “There is no light, if we come in here there could be a guy hiding or something,” one of them says. None of the female […]

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