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Lucas Minisini

Stories By Lucas Minisini
Investigations make Guardian a global brand
By , • 15 January 2015
If there is one newspaper has successfully managed the transition to a global digital publication, it's the Guardian. The 193-year-old British outlet grew from a small weekly publication based in Manchester to a truly international…
France's horror
By  • 8 January 2015
At 11:58 a.m. on Jan. 7, the Twitter account of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo published a cartoon depicting Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State in the Levant, wishing people health…
Nigerian journalist who met escaped girls speaks out
By  • 22 December 2014
When I arrived they were like “Oh finally, someone came instead of covering the story from miles away.” [caption id="attachment_4333" align="alignleft" width="200"] Chika Oduah (Courtesy photo)[/caption] After the Islamic militant group Boko Haram abducted nearly…
No longer trending, Nigerian girls still missing
By  • 11 December 2014
#BringBackOurGirls shows the limits of social media In the history of social media, there are few campaigns that have attracted as much attention as the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls. The effort to aid 270 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped…
Chadian journalist arrested, beaten for school reporting
By  • 11 November 2014
A journalist for Chad's Dja FM has been arrested and beaten by police in the central African nation's capital of N'Djamena after reporting on students returning to school. Boulga David was in front of N'Djamena's…
New technologies aid in Ebola fight
By  • 6 November 2014
Short on doctors, tech aids Liberia in outbreak. There is little doubt Liberia lacked the medical staff to confront the Ebola outbreak. With only 200 doctors in a country of 4 million, there is only…
Project Exile: From Iranian prison to a German refuge
By  • 25 October 2014
"I spent the entire period of my detention, which was mostly psychological torture, in solitary confinement." Soheil Asefi, the 31-year-old son of Iranian political activists, knew early on he wanted to be involved in journalism.…
Informant tells of recruitment to radical group
By  • 20 October 2014
'When people said to me, “You are a traitor to Islam because you stop Muslims,” I say to people that Islam does not support terrorism and the Prophet, peace be upon him, is not a…
Ethiopian editor convicted of 'incitement'
By  • 14 October 2014
A former editor of an Ethiopian newspaper faces up to 10 years behind bars after a federal court in the East African nation found him guilty of inciting the public against the government. Temesgen Desalegn,…
Retweeting the Islamic State
By  • 9 October 2014
Social media helps the Islamic State push its own message, and find recruits. You are a jihadist fighter wandering around the desert with your sniper rifle as convoys of trucks explode around you. You pull…
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