How Facebook is changing humanitarian relief

Last month, a bombing in Somalia killed over 300 people. The attack took place in a busy intersection, targeting civilians across all walks of life. Chaos ensued as family members and friends began the daunting task of tracking down their loved ones. Amid the confusion, social media stepped in to bring answers and assist in… Continue reading How Facebook is changing humanitarian relief

Nigeria: A tech hub for women

When talking about a city that is breaking gender stereotypes in the tech world, Lagos, Nigeria may not be the first place that comes to mind. But the Nigeria-based, rapidly growing startup Andela is hoping to change that. Founded in 2014, Andela is building a network of tech entrepreneurs across Africa by providing resources and… Continue reading Nigeria: A tech hub for women

Innovative photo winners of the PHM grant

On Wednesday the winners of the PHmuseum 2017 Women Photographers Grant were announced. Looking through the grantees, there were some very unique ideas about how to think outside the box for a typical photo essay. Here are a few we wanted to highlight. The Island of the Colorblind by Sanne de Wilde This project is… Continue reading Innovative photo winners of the PHM grant

Ma3azef: rewriting the global perspective of Arabic music

When Maan Abu Taleb launched the music site Ma3azef.com in 2012, he dreamed of not only rewriting the global perspective of Arabic music, but also of giving Middle Eastern musicians and music writers a platform for expression, opinion, and creativity. “The motivation for me was a complete lack of critical writing on Arabic music, coupled… Continue reading Ma3azef: rewriting the global perspective of Arabic music