Monthly Archives: May 2014

Women and religion in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Sudan

 Read  Mera Youssef’s blog post here. Also, Mera has shared with us some links to Bassem Youssef, who has been called the Egyptian Jon Stewart: The link to the first YouTube video Bassem Youssef has done (not subtitled) and  a … Continue reading

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The Controversies and Realities within #BringBackOurGirls

by Cecilia Sinkala The kidnapping of over 250 girls in Nigeria by the terrorist group Boko Haram is seemingly a cut and dry issue. The girls are innocent and the men are evil. There is mass condemnation of the act … Continue reading

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More Turkish Blood

by Lawrence Overton A Turkish man who was shot in the head as police clashed with protesters in Istanbul has died of his injuries. The Turkish authorities say Ugur Kurt, 30, was not involved in the protests. Police used tear … Continue reading

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News Perspectives throughout India

By Kelsey Soares India is a very diverse country. It consists of 27 states and close to 1,000 different languages. Not only the language but the culture changes when you travel through different states in India. One important difference between … Continue reading

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Public Relations, not just for corporations and huge businesses

by Luke Freeman Public Relations is defined as “a mutual beneficial relationship between an organization, your company or the one you work for, and their publics,” said Hanna Park, a professor here at MTSU. I’ve learned that public relations is … Continue reading

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Iran, Pharrell’s “Happy” and a continuing saga…

Around the world (and yesterday, here in Franklin, TN) people are dancing to Pharrell’s “Happy” video and posting their take online.  But read two recent stories on the impact of six people doing the same in Iran, first the surprising … Continue reading

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Living between Arab and American culture

Read Mera Youssef’s blog post here.  

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