The thing about journalism..

In the past decade, I noticed a certain trend. It made me rethink my purpose in college. Even after that, though, it still continued. As much as I tried over the years, it was harder and harder to find someone who believed in the dedication to the work on facts. Not everyone takes part in…

8 clippings of news

This week in the news. We wrote a piece like this a few years ago. We’re going to try it out. This past year is an extraordinary year, not necessarily in a positive way. We’ve already discussed certain events. These past few weeks though have been charged with tension, emotions, and craziness. 1. Turkey’s Erdogan…

Brexit: The Artistic Comments

Hallow’s Eve has come and gone. Pumpkins are still in vogue. Leaves are falling. Christmas decorations are becoming visible. We officially have cold freezing weather. And the rain persists. And Brexit continues. Yes, the European Union and Great Britain extended the “exit day” from 31 October. Again. Yet, again. Misery and sighs of exasperation are…

How to build a fire

This is a collaboration with Hrach Jinbashian, who provided the photographs from Lebanon. Currently in Armenia, he was present in Lebanon at the beginning of the protests. A warm thank you to him. 105 fires, a broken political and economic system, corruption x10000, a proposed tax on WhatsApp, 2 million+ refugees, 4 million citizens, and…

Women’s Rights and Disability: Much Needed Visibility

The following is an article I once wrote in French at the request of a college acquaintance. I never found out if it got published or not but the current political era we live in has pushed my feminism to new levels. The women’s marches in January and February, for example, are part of the…

Ce journalisme français…

Commençons avec les concours: une définition qui englobe la plupart du fonctionnement de la société française. D’abord un principe, c’est devenu un élément essentiel, sinon obligatoire, de la culture professionnelle, jusqu’à cela devienne presque une nuisance et un obstacle énorme. Pour faire le tour, les administrations, les écoles d’ingénieurs et celles de Sciences Po et…

Florence Hartmann arrêtée et libérée: article publié dans Le Taurillon

Une polémique au sein de la Cour internationale fin mars: pendant le verdict de Radovan Karadžić, ancien politicien serbe, pour crime humanitaire et crimes de guerre (presque traité de génocide), Mme Hartmann, présente avec des associations qui défendent les victimes des massacres des années 1990, était arrêtée par la police de la Cour internationale. Raison: précaution….