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ivoh | September 1, 2016

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Highlights from Christa Hillstrom’s keynote speech at the Society for Features Journalism Conference

August 15, 2016 |

Last week ivoh 2016 Restorative Narrative fellow Christa Hillstrom delivered a keynote speech about Restorative Narrative as part of the Society for Features Journalism Conference. The annual conference, which took place at the University of Texas at Austin, featured a wide variety of sessions for … Read More

#LikeAGirl campaign offers much-needed perspective in midst of sexist Olympics commentary

August 12, 2016 |

Screengrab from Keep Playing #Likeagirl Olympics commercial.

 

Sexism has been on full display at this year’s Olympics. Several commentators and journalists have compared female athletes — and in some cases even attributed their success — to men.

Case in point:

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Honoring Samia Yusuf Omar through ‘An Olympic Dream’ & the determination of the Refugee Olympic Team

August 10, 2016 |

Samia Yusuf Omar at the national track in Addis. Photo by and courtesy of Teresa Krug. 

 

Last January we published a story by ivoh freelancer Asha Siad about the unlikely friendship of American reporter Teresa Krug and Somali Olympian and refugee Samia … Read More

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Vermont-based scholar saving alphabets through artistic carvings

August 8, 2016 |

Tim Brookes carving one of his works. All photos courtesy of Tim Brookes and Endangered Alphabets. 

 

By Les Neuhaus

Les Neuhaus is a former foreign correspondent, having covered events across East and Central Africa, and the Middle East. He now … Read More