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August 22, 2017

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Free Food and Networking: Apply for Our Diversity Mentorship Program at ONA

by Hannah Birch In March, we published what we’re doing in 2017 to foster diversity, both at ProPublica and within investigative journalism. In support of those goals, we’re pleased to announce that we’ll be continuing the popular Diversity Mentorship Program at the Online News Association conference in Washington, D.C., in October. We want to make

When Hate Meets Hoax

by Kiara Alfonseca, For several months this spring, St. Olaf College, a private school of some 3,000 students in Northfield, Minnesota, was convulsed by a series of hate incidents. More than half a dozen racist notes were found across campus, including one slipped into a student’s book bag that said, “Go back to Africa.” Then,

Despite Disavowals, Leading Tech Companies Help Extremist Sites Monetize Hate

By Julia Angwin, Jeff Larson, Madeleine Varner and Lauren Kirchner, Updated (Aug. 19, 2017): This story has been updated to include a comment from PayPal. Because of its “extreme hostility toward Muslims,” the website Jihadwatch.org is considered an active hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League. The views of the

U.S. Lawmakers Seek Kushner Company Records on Maryland Apartments

by Alec MacGillis Maryland’s two U.S. senators and four of its U.S. House representatives, all Democrats, sent a letter today to the large real-estate company owned by the family of Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, demanding information about the company’s management of 17 apartment complexes it owns in the state. The

Sierra Leone: Death toll from landslide reaches 500

borkena,African News August 21,2017 Death toll from last week’s devastating landslide in Sierra Leone now reaches 500. And six hundred more people are missing. The disaster hit some families harder so much so that three or four members of the same family are killed by the landslide. At least 2000 people are left homeless while

Spurned by Major Companies, The Daily Stormer Returns to the Web With Help From a Startup

by Ken Schwencke The neo-Nazi site The Daily Stormer was back online Friday with help from a small company whose founder said he wanted to defend free speech and raise the commercial profile of his new venture. The Daily Stormer was dumped by several internet service providers this week after it posted a story mocking

Can Police Prevent the Next Charlottesville?

by Robert Faturechi Even before the demonstration in Virginia began last weekend, the police there knew they weren’t going to be able to handle what was coming. Charlottesville police officers, including Sgt. Jake Via of the investigations bureau, had been contacting organizers and scanning social media to figure out how many demonstrators were headed their

Track News Stories About Hate With the Documenting Hate News Index

by Rachel Glickhouse When news of violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville spread across the U.S., many responded with disbelief, insisting that such abhorrent behavior and views were un-American. “The poison spewed by Nazis, white supremacists, and the KKK is not who we are as a country,” tweeted Sally Yates, former deputy U.S.

Why is David Steinman critical of TPLF government?

borkena, Ethiopian News August 19,2017 David Steinman is an American citizen who has an educational background in economics. He has been involved advocacy work. He is critical of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front government. At times he seems to wear to wear political theory, emphasizing individual liberty and free market flavored view, lens and at

Corruption: Seven Recommendations from Way Back

By Kebour Ghenna Desta August 18,2017 Today, let’s talk about corruption… at least that’s the buzz in the streets. A creepy thing happens when a nation allows itself to be ruled by kleptocrats. I say creepy because such rule is intrinsically shaky, as there is no longer any moral or political justification to bind the

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