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Christian Suhr

S EVEN young men in their late teens to early twenties sit around a coffee table with cookies, coffee, and tea in an apartment in the large social housing complex officially identified as the ‘ghetto’ of Gellerup, in Aarhus, Denmark. A YouTube video entitled ‘7000 year old jinn inside man’ is playing on the large plasma TV hanging on the wall. I became interested in this group of young Muslims when they started cleaning the garden, the party room, and the ‘torture chamber’ of a former biker gang club house on

in Descending with angels
Social media, parades and protests in Northern Ireland
Author: Paul Reilly

This book explores how social media are used by citizens to frame contentious parades and protests in ‘post-conflict’ Northern Ireland. It provides the first in-depth analysis of how Facebook, Twitter and YouTube were used by citizens to contest the 2013 union flag protests and the Ardoyne parade dispute (2014 and 2015). An essential read for researchers interested in digital mis- and disinformation, it will examine how citizens engaged with false information circulating on these platforms that had the potential to inflame sectarian tensions during these contentious episodes. It also considers the implications of this online activity for efforts to build peace in deeply divided societies such as Northern Ireland.

The book uses a qualitative thematic approach to analyse Facebook, Twitter and YouTube content generated during the flag protests and Ardoyne parade dispute between 2012 and 2016. It also draws on semi-structured interviews with key stakeholders including bloggers, political commentators and communication officers from the main political parties, as well as the results of a qualitative content analysis of newspaper coverage of these contentious public demonstrations.

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Listening over James Baldwin’s Shoulder
Ed Pavlić

Black music played a crucial role in the work and life of James Baldwin. What Baldwin heard in the music guided his sense of political reality and human possibility, his invention of character, his shifting analytical point of view, and his decisions about what to do, when, and how to do it during his life in private and career in public. The music, therefore, also offers his critics and his readers important insight and guidance in their own experience and interpretation of his work. This brief essay accounts for some of the most basic connections between Baldwin and black music; it serves here as an introduction to a list of songs, some of which offered Baldwin important guidance and some of which offer his readers access to deeper meanings in his work. A playlist of songs, curated by Ed Pavlić and Justin A. Joyce, is available on YouTube at

James Baldwin Review
Sean Healy and Victoria Russell

Golfo Azzurro counter-claimed that the notification and the rescue were two separate events related to two separate vessels ( Hopkins, 2017 ). A month later, Gefira released another report along with a YouTube video ( Gefira, 2016b ). The article and video combined AIS data on ships’ locations from the Maritime Traffic website, with the daily arrival figures from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. The video comprised a wordless time-lapse on a map

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
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Valérie Gorin and Sönke Kunkel

humanitarian communication, and you get a different picture: here, history is everywhere. No website of any major humanitarian organization comes along without its own history section. On YouTube, humanitarian players provide an ever growing number of documentaries about their past and origins. Fundraising campaigns, mass mailings, and social media posts all point frequently to historical achievements. Major aid organizations now also call on their branches to ‘enhance the historical and cultural

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Mel Bunce

Introduction In 2014, a campaign group posted a video on YouTube called ‘Syrian hero boy’. The clip showed a young boy dramatically running through gunfire to save a girl, and it quickly went viral. The video was viewed more than five million times and republished on the websites of mainstream news outlets around the world, including the Daily Telegraph, Independent , Daily Mail and New York Post . It was also shared by the organisation Syria Campaign, which attached a petition calling on world leaders to stop the conflict

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German Responses to the June 2019 Mission of the Sea-Watch 3
Klaus Neumann

operations among those who are opposed to Pegida and the AfD. Supporters of the Sea-Watch 3 were also energised by the vitriol experienced by Carola Rackete. After her release, Rackete was holed up at a secret location in Italy, because she had reason to fear for her safety. She was subjected to online abuse and received death threats. In Germany, former police officer and serial video blogger Tim Kellner published a YouTube video ( Kellner, 2019 ) attacking Rackete and her family, which was viewed more than 470,000 times in the first five months after it was posted

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Corporations, Celebrities and the Construction of the Entrepreneurial Refugee Woman
Annika Bergman Rosamond and Catia Gregoratti

: Edward Elgar Publishing ), pp. 93 – 103 . IKEA ( 2017 ), ‘ Co-creating Change in Jordan ’, 2 October , (accessed 21 March 2019 ). IKEA ( 2019 ), ‘ Social Entrepreneurs – Co-creating Change ’, IKEA Community Engagement

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An Interview with Rainer Schlösser, Spokesperson of the Association of the Red Cross Museums in Germany (Arbeitsgemeinschaft der deutschen Rotkreuz-Museen)
Sönke Kunkel

but has a wider mission that has grown over time. SK: Let us talk about the specific visual mediality of the museum. How can museums compete with television documentaries or the newest history short film put out on YouTube? RS: I think one of the strongpoints of a museum is that it allows a direct, aesthetic encounter with the visual material object itself. That’s something that digital media, photography, or television cannot make up for. When I see on display an original letter written and sent by Henry Dunant, then I know that this concrete material letter

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Valérie Gorin

launched after the US attack on the Kunduz Trauma Center (Afghanistan), operated by MSF, on 3 October 2015. See the online platform: (accessed 26 December 2020). 11 On 3 October 2016, MSF-CH used the face of the Geneva City Hospital to screen the simulation of an attack. See the video: (accessed 26 December 2020). 12 MSF’s president Joanne Liu and ICRC’s president Peter Maurer gave a briefing at the UN Security Council on 28 September 2016 to address the protection of civilians and

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