Tag Archives: Middle East

York: It’s our job to seek out the world

Jillian York’s humble personality prevents her from boastfully speaking about her global impact as a digital activist. With the help of social media, though, York vigorously advocates for international freedom of expression in her full-time work and volunteer positions. In … Continue reading

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A new summer itinerary

The university has spoken: The former Dialogue of Civilizations trip to Egypt will now be an excursion to Jordan and Turkey. My first thoughts upon hearing the update were filled with disappointment since I spent an entire semester focusing my … Continue reading

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Dealing with the code of silence

This afternoon I attended a “Gender Matters Series” event on campus. The panel – Robin M. Chandler, Lihua Wang and Linda K. Fuller – discussed real life stories of victims and activists whose writings are the foundation of their 2010 … Continue reading

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Finding a local perspective on Egypt

Believe it or not, it is already time for students to think about the end of the semester. For my final project for “Reinventing the News,” I will profile Jillian York, a Boston-based writer, blogger and activist who follows the … Continue reading

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Al Jazeera English: Tells the stories that other networks do not

Throughout the semester, while watching the news and listening to some of my professors share their thoughts about the Egyptian demonstrations, I learned about Al Jazeera. I will be honest: Until last month, I had never heard of the news … Continue reading

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Leilet Omr: Exploring the diversity of the Middle East

At least 50 people experienced the cultural diversity of the Arab world at Leilet Omr on Sunday, Feb. 13. Northeastern University’s Arab Student Association (ArabSA) and the International Student & Scholar Institute (ISSI) sponsored the event, which was held at the Fenway Center … Continue reading

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A reflection on Presidents Day

With Presidents Day coming to a close, I wanted to dedicate a blog post to the good old George Washington. It’s awful to say, but I usually spend the holidays (excluding the major ones) in my room or at the … Continue reading

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