Social media recap: 7 – 13 April

Each week we recap the posts we have had on social media. This is 7 – 13 April.

BBC
The recent clashes at Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan resulted in police intervening and using tear gas.
Are we to expect more clashes as thousands of people are daily forced to seek refuge outside Syria? Read more here.

Qantara.de
“By now, the third generation of activists is already at work. This means that the revolution is devouring its children at an alarming rate. However, it also means that dozens of committees are re-inventing themselves each year and that people are still willing to assume responsibility and risk their lives for their vision of a free and democratic Syria.” Kristin Helberg invites her readers to look at the local activities which continue in the spirit of revolution – which is something that we are increasingly forgetting given that the situation there escalated to full-fledged war. Discover the seeds of democracy efforts in Syria in her article.

Committee to Protect Journalists
New York, April 9, 2014–The Committee to Protect Journalists will release its 2014 Impunity Index, a global tally of countries with the highest number of unsolved press murders. The index, which calculates unsolved journalist murders as a percentage of each country’s population, shows that authorities are often unwilling or unable to pursue justice in journalist killings. Since 1992, more than 600 journalists have been murdered with impunity, a disturbing trend that sends a chilling message to those reporting uncomfortable truths. Read more here.

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