"I'd rather be a rebel than a slave" - Where Hollywood meets feminism meets racism.
Where are you? - Photographer Massiomo Sestini, who took an iconic bird-eye's view of a boat of refugees and migrants 20 miles off the Libyan coast, is looking for his subjects.
Education in Emergencies gets academic - INEE launches the Journal on Education in Emergencies. According to the Journal's first chief editor, Dana Burde, "the journal’s aim is to help improve learning in and across service-delivery, policy making, and academic institutions by providing a space where scholars and practitioners publish rigorous quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods research articles and robust and compelling field notes, both to inform policy and practice and to stir debate".
The UN Refugee Agency is working to relieve a global crisis. You can help. - Kickstarter has partnered with UNHCR for a crowdfunding campaign. UNHCR USA to be exact, a registered non-profit in the U.S. With only 2 days to go, the campaign has 22,000 supporters and has raised over US$1.4 million. However, to what extent this was a true crowdfunding campaign is another matter. As stated in the FAQ on the campaign page, all contributions are collected immediately and there is no fundraising goal. Therefore, it is not crowdfunding, but a traditional fundraising campaign with the Kickstarter logo.
The politicization of learning Arabic - via the Stanford Daily, the article looks at the differences between the Arabic Language curriculum and other languages' curricula at the university. There is a very strong political emphasis, rather than a communicative one. Arabic is having its moment, but it is a moment shrouded in contemporary IR, foreign policy, and defence. "During the original Sputnik Moment, American students learning the Russian language became part of the Cold War strategy. Likewise, American students learning Arabic have become a part of the War on Terror."
Generation Apple - According to recent research, one-third of pre-school children (0-5 years) in the UK have their own iPad or tablet. Everyday, these children use it for at least one hour without their parents/guardians. Over 2,000 parents were surveyed in the initial phase of research.
Photogrammer - The U.S Farm Security Administration sent photographers across the country to document the state of America between 1935 and 1945. Yale has the digital archive of 170,000 photographs, which is searchable.