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  1. Sep 2018
    1. Fear is something you get used to, it becomes the new baseline from which your body operates. Quivering, animal, alert. You even come, in the dark malja’ of your consciousness, to accept the idea of your own death.

      I love this description. In Egypt before 2011, if a crime or a bomb exploded somewhere it was such an important incident that was all over TV channels, everyone was worried about it and it occupied not only news paper headlines but people's heads too. However, after a while and till now with the increasing number of negative incidents, that became a norm that was no longer a big deal for Egyptians who got used to this.

    2. The women, the writers, range in age from their teens to their sixties and seventies, come from all walks of life, all parts of Syria. They are teachers, activists, seamstresses, farmers, doctors, volunteer paramedics, housewives, writers, aspiring writers, students and revolutionaries.

      The explanation made the story more understandable and easier to imagine.

    3. I have been threatened, beaten, strip-searched, thrown in prison, tortured and made to watch as my mother knelt weeping at the dirty feet of tribal leaders to beg for any information about my kidnapped father.

      A very catchy descriptive start that made me already feel the amount of pain present behind this article.

    1. It was a way of both encouraging one another to remain critical and supporting one another through adversity in creative ways.

      Social media had a huge role in the activating the initial sparks of the Arab spring through political posts and various media sharing

    2. For example, teaching digital skills would include showing students how to download images from the Internet and insert them into PowerPoint slides or webpages. Digital literacy would focus on helping students choose appropriate images, recognize copyright licensing, and cite or get permissions, in addition to reminding students to use alternative text for images to support those with visual disabilities

      Examples always makes it easier to grasp and understand the differences between such information. This example really helps a lot explaining the difference between digital literacy and digital skills..

    3. For example, it is worth discussing the process of Wikipedia. Although Wikipedia is not a scholarly source, it is usually a good enough first stop to learn about something. However, students need to know how it is updated. They need to recognize that there are back-channel discussions about what ends up appearing on the site. These discussions can be fraught with power dynamics, resulting in controversial issues appearing unbalanced as more powerful authors block alternative viewpoints.

      University professors always discourage us "students" from using Wikipedia or even taking a look at it as it's not credible, yet i agree it's useful for some background information