Adapting to online propaganda in Iran

Iranian government propaganda is adapting to the digital age. A recent outpouring of videos released on Apparat (an Iranian version of Youtube) demonstrates the new role technology is playing in spreading the message of the far right within the country. While the content of the videos vary, the general message remains consistent: American foreign policy… Continue reading Adapting to online propaganda in Iran

Is abortion legal in Nepal?

Check out our first article with the European Journalism Centre grant was published in Witness Magazine by World Press Photo: Is abortion legal in Nepal? Many Nepali women don’t know the answer. There is also an interactive quiz we created to test your knowledge about abortion. This project wouldn’t have been possible without the stellar journalism… Continue reading Is abortion legal in Nepal?

Take our interactive quiz about the Mexico City Policy

Test your knowledge on this important issue! Click below to start: Created by Vignette Interactive, with funding from the European Journalism Centre (EJC) via its Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme (www.journalismgrants.org). You can also share this quiz and embed it in another site. Feel free to share it! Social link: https://www.genial.ly/598b185551fa5f34a8632040/quiz Direct link: https://www.genial.ly/View/Index/598b185551fa5f34a8632040 Embed code:… Continue reading Take our interactive quiz about the Mexico City Policy

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Inventive ways to tackle language barriers

In last week’s blog post, we talked about the tech company Souktel and the steps they are taking to help refugees overcome language barriers. Much like Souktel, larger tech companies are catching onto the demand for this type of technology, and are starting to tackle language barriers on a grander scale. For example, Google Noto… Continue reading Inventive ways to tackle language barriers

Tackling language barriers for refugees

A Syrian girl peeks her head out through a hole in a tent, at a processing center for new refugees at the Bashabshe camp in the town of Ramtha on the Syria-Jordan border, Saturday, July 21, 2012. (Photo by Tara Todras-Whitehill/For the New York Times)

Understanding the legal, healthcare, and education systems of a foreign country can be difficult. Throw in a language barrier and it can seem all but impossible. This is something Syrian refugees are becoming very familiar with as they migrate away from Arabic-speaking regions and begin to assimilate to life abroad. These language barriers not only… Continue reading Tackling language barriers for refugees