In anticipation of Roe v. Wade's potential demise, social media users are endorsing herbs and plants thought to induce abortion despite a critical lack of evidence clarifying their efficacy and safety. The recent leak of a Supreme Court draft majority opinion in favor of striking down Roe v.
As fictional horror characters keep ascending to viral internet fame among children, a subset of widely-followed YouTube channels have been producing cartoons depicting these figures in even more disturbing settings. Much to the dismay of parents, educators and law enforcement, children's fondness for various characters from horror games and shows is nothing new.
As the U.K. fumbles its ban on conversion therapy, a prominent Christian group in the country that advocates for the practice is looking to promote its ideology on video-sharing app TikTok, which prohibits such content. The British government announced on Friday it would move to outlaw conversion therapy, a U-turn from scrapping these plans only hours earlier.
Russian social media platform VKontakte is seeing pockets of anti-war and pro-Ukraine sentiment in longstanding groups focused on common interests such as art, sports, music and celebrities, despite the Kremlin's draconian crackdown on dissent and the media. Dubbed the "Russian Facebook," VKontakte (or VK) reported having 97 million monthly users.
TikTok's niche of independent businesses selling "self-defense keychains" for women is a trend that has self-defense experts worried and exposes some of its merchants to potential legal issues. Also dubbed "safety keychains," these colorful contraptions are sold in an oversaturated online market that taps into women's anxieties about gender-based violence.
Famed Belgian singer-songwriter Stromae has dropped his third album Multitude, making a long-awaited homecoming to the international music scene following an eight year hiatus. Known for hits such as "Alors on danse," "Papaoutai" and "Formidable," Stromae (real name Paul Van Haver; the stage name is a spin on "Maestro") is among the most influential contemporary francophone artists.
YouTube is facilitating the persecution of women and girls the Egyptian state deems too immodest by rewarding prominent male influencers whose inciting videos-viewed millions of times-target the very same young women in tandem with prosecutors. As these YouTubers touted claims of a symbiotic relationship with Egyptian authorities, at least a dozen women, some of them only teenagers, have faced arrest and jail.
The suspect in Monday's shooting spree in Denver, Colorado-which killed five people-left behind a Twitter feed boasting about his gun use and promoting misogyny, as well as lamenting the "suppression" of "male honor violence." Authorities identified Lyndon James McLeod, 47, as the shooter who opened fire at several locations in Denver and nearby Lakewood on Monday afternoon.
Lifestyle vlogger Jordan Cheyenne posted a tearful YouTube video from her car updating her 538,000 subscribers on Rosie, the family puppy, as her eight-year-old son sat sobbing in the passenger seat. The dog was battling canine parvovirus, a frequently fatal disease. After asking for prayers, Cheyenne signed off her September 8 video: "I love you guys.
When Tawiona Brown approached the lectern at a June Perrysburg Schools board meeting in Ohio, she brought along two blank pieces of paper. Her aim was to convey the experiences of her 17-year-old son Josiah "from a parent's perspective." "'Josiah, you like watermelon?'" she said, as she began crumpling one sheet of paper in her hands.
Israel's aerial bombing campaign in the Gaza Strip has killed more people this week than Hamas rockets have in the span of 20 years, Newsweek has found. The diverging body counts strengthen the narrative of Palestinian suffering and contribute to the increasing global calls for Israeli restraint.
The New Arab
In the midst of well over a dozen videos in which she poses and pouts in blackface, Jalila delivered a brief speech against racism, topped with the Black Lives Matter hashtag. Upon receiving criticism, Jalila ended up apologising "for any hurt caused" and scrubbing her profiles of blackface content.
Social media users rallied around a Kuwaiti transgender woman who surrendered herself to police after she spoke out on her alleged sexual assault at the hands of authorities.
"Your son Noor? How come?" asked the interviewer. Candid with a soupçon of apprehension, Selim discussed Noor's transition, which he said was in its beginning phases. He also touched upon the difficulties his son faced when seeking to change his identification documents to reflect his gender identity, a significant issue among Egypt's trans community.
Despite depleting materials and wartime struggles, Tripoli-based LYBOTICS remains dedicated to building face shields for medical staff on the front lines of Libya's COVID-19 outbreak.
The music video, meant to empower women from Mecca, resulted in racist backlash and arrest orders.
Committee To Protect Journalists
On June 19, 2019, an unidentified individual shot Hamza Turkia, a freelance photographer and videographer at the time working for French news agency Agence France-Presse, in the hand and leg while the journalist was covering clashes between forces allied with the internationally recognized Government of National Accord and the self-styled Libyan National Army in Tripoli,...
In March 2015, Hicham Mansouri emailed an anti-malware company, suspicious of possible signs that someone was able to access his device remotely, without permission. He remembers exchanging a few messages with the software company, but the correspondence was interrupted after a few days, when around 10 police officers in civilian clothes arrived at his home...
New York, June 17, 2019 -- Independent news websites Tout Sur l'Algérie and Algérie Part have been widely inaccessible within Algeria since June 12, according to local journalists and news reports. The apparently targeted disruption took place amid anti-government protests that have been ongoing for nearly four months, and began shortly before several social media...
On May 12, 2019, Hani Amara, a photographer and videographer for Reuters, was shot in the leg while covering clashes in the Libyan capital Tripoli, according to news reports, social media posts and the Libyan Center for Freedom of the Press, a local press freedom group.
In a Q&A with CPJ, Algerian journalist Lynda Abbou explains why protests that have swept the country in recent weeks were a pivotal moment for journalists frustrated at censorship.
New York, November 8, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on authorities in the Libyan city of Ajilat to end their persecution of freelance journalist Mukhtar al-Halak, who is due in court on November 12 on charges of criminal defamation and publishing state security secrets.
Saudi Arabia has told hundreds of trainee doctors to leave Canada with only weeks' notice in the midst of a diplomatic spat, a move that could disrupt Canadian hospitals and end a 40-year-old program to train specialists for the kingdom.
A close-knit vibrant immigrant community of Toronto's Thorncliffe Park neighborhood, where Faisal Hussain grew up and went to school, is struggling to square the image of the quiet, skinny boy they knew with the man who went on a shooting spree late on Sunday, killing two...
TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's largest city was once dubbed "Toronto the Good" for its squeaky-clean reputation but a mass shooting along one of its most popular restaurant strips is part of a nationwide rise in gun crimes, government data showed on Monday.
TORONTO (Reuters) - Populist leader Doug Ford was sworn in as Ontario's new premier on Friday, ending 15 years of Liberal rule in Canada's most populous province, and he promised to drop a program aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.