Each week we recap the posts we have had on social media. This is 10 – 16 March.
Your Middle East
The youth movements in Egypt have for a long time faced a wave of criticism that their engagement with community ends at Facebook and Twitter. But is that still a correct assessment of their actions? How can groups like April 6 attract wider support for their cause and integrate in the change process that takes place in the country? Read more here.
With the prolonged conflict in Syria it is high time to reassess the international assistance to refugees. The fear of yet another lost generation seems to be quite acute – but what are the ways to best integrate the youth within the existing educational structures? And is that even possible? Read more here.
Committee to Protect Journalists
As the fourth year of conflict in Syria begins, the online world is #withSyria today. 2013 was the second year in a row the Committee to Protect Journalists ranked #Syria the deadliest country in the world for journalists. “More journalists are missing in Syria than in any other country in the world,” is stated in their world overview `Attacks on Journalists´. CPJ mentions new threats that came up in 2013 because of rebel groups and anti-press violations. They then give infographics with the numbers of abducted, killed, and arrested journalists, and those who are in exile. Read the report here.