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PJ Harvey and ICORN rapper Ramy Essam’s song “The Camp” details the conditions faced by displaced Syrian children in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon. Proceeds from the sale of the song will be donated to the Beyond Association, a NGO which imrpoves the conditions of refugees in Lebanon, like those in Bekaa Valley.

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As extremist violence spreads worldwide, Latif Fityani’s cartoon expresses how learning and education can hold power and be a weapon against ignorance and hate.

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Optimism in Action
by  / June 23, 2017
Columnist Tarık Günersel discusses the importance of language when addressing oppressive governments, and need for optimism in the face of Turkey's current limitations on freedom of expression. Read more...
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by  / June 19, 2017
Ethan Michaeli discusses his experience working for The Chicago Defender, his research process, and his thoughts on the future of the newspaper in the age of the Internet and lightning-fast information. Read more...
Censored Sounds: “The Camp” by PJ Harvey and Ramy Essam
by  / June 28, 2017
PJ Harvey and ICORN rapper Ramy Essam's song "The Camp" details the conditions faced by displaced Syrian children in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon. Proceeds from the sale of the song will be donated to the Beyond Association, a NGO which imrpoves the conditions of refugees in Lebanon, like those in Be Read more... Read more...

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  • Cartoon: Resistance

    As extremist violence spreads worldwide, Latif Fityani’s cartoon expresses how learning and education can hold power and be a weapon against ignorance and hate.

    Read more...