Protection of who? - Thoughts of a Bohemian

A new law restricting what can be photographed is threatening the fabric of French democracy. It might snowball into other countries..

Proscribing the photographing of people in public places, the depiction of the consequence of violent attacks, and the recording of abuse of power is dramatically limiting citizens’ access to information—the type of information needed to have a healthy democracy. If similar laws were considered in countries with an established fascist regime, it would not surprise anyone.  They all start by suppressing access to information.

Million MAGA March: Unravelling a Violent Viral Video - bellingcat

A video showing left-wing protesters attacking a right-wing activist spread across social media after the "Million MAGA March" in Washington DC. But did it tell the whole story?

While the daytime rally included several skirmishes, the number of violent incidents escalated significantly after sunset. There is ample evidence of violence from pro-Trump demonstrators. One assaulted freelance journalist Talia Jane, while a Proud Boy was filmed punching a French photographer in the face. At one point, a large group of Proud Boys and Trump supporters charged at counter-protesters en masse. To be clear, there was also evidence of assaults by left-wing demonstrators, as later highlighted by Trump. But the President’s framing of events erased the violence of his own supporters and painted a misleading, one-sided account.

Photos: The 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh War

After six weeks of armed conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia, a peace agreement, a handover of disputed territories, and mourning

One week ago, on November 10, a Russian-brokered ceasefire agreement was signed by the president of Azerbaijan and the prime minister of Armenia, ending six weeks of warfare over disputed territory in the Nagorno-Karabakh region. It is estimated that thousands of fighters and more than a hundred civilians were killed in the fierce conflict. Nagorno-Karabakh—officially part of Azerbaijan, but controlled by ethnic Armenians—broke away from Azerbaijan in a six-year-long war that ended in 1994, but was never completely resolved. In September of this year, simmering conflicts broke out into war once again, with each side blaming the other for escalations. The new ceasefire agreement cedes control of large areas of disputed territory back to Azerbaijan, and places 2,000 Russian soldiers in the area to act as peacekeepers. As the handover date approached last weekend, some villagers set their own homes on fire before fleeing to Armenia.
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Lori Hawkins – A Day in the Life of an Imam

A Day in the Life of an Imam Lori Hawkins This is a story of a Muslim community in Brooklyn that was ensuring the Muslim funeral rites were performed – washing, shrouding, prayer and burial during …

This is a story of a Muslim community in Brooklyn that was ensuring the Muslim funeral rites were performed – washing, shrouding, prayer and burial during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Q & A with Sinna Nasseri

Photo by Kyle Myles Sinna Nasseri is a photographer based in New York City. He is currently on a road trip  around the United States. • BA:...

Sinna Nasseri is a photographer based in New York City. He is currently on a road trip around the United States.