Author Archives: JessicaFarias

10 Jul
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Fellowship Blog: Experiencing Pittsburgh theatre: Becoming blind in order to see – Fellow Arshad Dogar

By Arshad Dogar Welcome to the world of OjO! OjO, Spanish for ‘eye’, is the name of a theater, produced by Pittsburgh’s own Bricolage Production Company. The experimental company aims to immerse artists and audiences in “adventurous theatrical experiences” that ...

07 Jul
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Social Media: We need it to survive in the digital age – Fellow Zahid Gishkori

By Zahid Gishkori In the U.S., everyone from a school girl to Lady Gaga, or a young boy to President Obama, posts stories on social media about their lives. Even the Central Intelligence Agency — top spy agency of the ...

01 Jul
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Fellowship Story: As vinyl record sales soar, Chicago emerges as a top market – Fellow Anastaia Forina

By Anastasia Forina Chicago is emerging as one of the biggest markets for vinyl records in the U.S. The city has upward of 30 stores selling vinyl albums. Three of them, Dusty Groove, Dave’s Records and Laurie’s Planet of Sound, are ranked among the ...

30 Jun
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Fellowship Blog: An argument for unbiased reporting – Daniel Pearl Fellow Sherif Tarek

By Daniel Pearl Fellow Sherif Tarek Many people seem to naturally presume that conflicts are always between good and bad. In many cases it’s more likely between bad and worse. When a conflict is aggravated, people often take sides depending ...

30 Jun
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Fellowship Story: UCSD Jewish, Muslim students work together for more dining options – Daniel Pearl Fellow Sherif Tarek

By Sherif Tarek Jewish and Muslim student groups at UC San Diego had an idea they could work on together — creating a campus dining spot with both kosher and halal dishes. It was a small but meaningful collaboration amid ...

26 Jun
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Fellowship Story – Special dinners to break the Ramadan fast in Pittsburgh – Arshad Dogar

By Arshad Dogar With the Islamic holy month of Ramadan starting here on June 29, restaurant owners and community organizations have started making preparations to host special break-the-fast meals, or iftar dinners, for their customers and members of the community. During daylight, Muslims who fast go for ...

26 Jun
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Fellowship Story: Newcomer seeks Halal food – Arshad Dogar

By Arshad Dogar By Arshad Dogar / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette As a Muslim from Pakistan arriving earlier this spring for a stay in the United States, I was concerned about being able to access halal meat and food. Where would I find fresh chicken, lamb, goat, beef and veal? At which restaurants could ...

25 Jun
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Fellowship Blog: The First Facebook Revolution – Daniel Pearl Fellow Asma Ghribi

By Daniel Pearl Fellow Asma Ghribi Many people said that the Tunisian uprising was the first “Facebook revolution.” That may be an overstatement. But social media – first and foremost Facebook, as Twitter use is less widespread in Tunisia – ...

23 Jun
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News: Three Fellows Elected to GIJN Board

By: DAVID E. KAPLAN The results are in! GIJN members have voted for their first elected board of directors, selecting 15 people from 11 countries. The week-long online election ended June 16. The winners are: Regional Representatives Umar Cheema — Asia (Two years.) ...

17 Jun
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Fellowship Blog: Twitter: To Have or Not? – Anastasia Forina

By Anastasia Forina   Even though I have Facebook and Twitter accounts, I’m not an active social media user. I usually only read what others post, rather than writing something myself. So, I was surprised when two days before the ...

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