Category: Policy issues
Confessions of a police assassin: fine journalism
The Guardian’s piece about the confessions of a police assassin in Manipur is an example of the kind of journalism I hope will survive into the future.
Are we forgetting our Holocaust survivors?
Just as we should never forget the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust, we must remember the Holocaust survivors who live among us, often neglected and in need of our support.
Ntokozo Qwabe: an inconvenient hypocrisy
You’ve read about Ntokozo Qwabe and his reason for refusing to tip a waitress based on his political activism. Did you also notice his hypocrisy?
Juliet’s campaign against United and breastfeeding trolls
Juliet Thompson sent me an update about her campaign against United Airlines after she was harassed for breastfeeding her baby on a flight recently. She said I could share it with you.
The open Web is a “global public resource”
The Mozilla Foundation has, as one of its principles in its manifesto, this statement: “The Internet is a global public resource that must remain open and accessible to all.” Let’s keep it that way and protect the open Web.
Explaining terrorism to children
The New York Times has a video feature about how a French children’s newspaper responded to kids’ questions about the recent Paris attacks by explaining terrorism to children. You should watch this if you are a parent.
The web was built by hand
I’ve been a Firefox fan since Firefox was in pre-1.0 beta. Even though it isn’t my primary browser at the moment (wait 5 minutes, my defaults can change without notice), I still love what it stands for and the work the Mozilla Foundation is doing. This video nicely encapsulates that mission: I love this idea…
Bureaucracy and South Africa’s new Immigration Act rules
I just read an interesting overview of South Africa’s new Immigration Act rules which have just kicked in which require international travelers entering and leaving South Africa to produce birth certificates and identity documentation for kids and parents. Two things stand out for me. The first is the administrative headache traveling to and from South Africa with…