When you hear people in Israel talking about Iran these days, the hot topic is not whether there will be war or not. It’s whether they have showed any love to, or got any love from, and Iranian. As sappy as it sounds, it’s the truth.
At the center of the new fashion in showing all this love is Facebook. This isn’t surprising, considering the role Facebook has played over the past two years in the Arab spring revolutions, informing on the conflict in Syria, and it’s general power to mobilize and organize groups of like-minded people.
READ THE REST OF MY POST AT THE FOREIGN POLICY ASSOCIATION HERE
In the Fray magazine is calling for submissions. They are not paying much, but it might be worth it for someone in the mood or space for a “passion project,” or looking to gain experience on a topic:
We are currently accepting pitches for articles that relate to this theme or more generally to the magazine’s mission of understanding other people and encouraging empathy and tolerance. We are looking for profiles, interviews, reportage, personal essays, op-eds, travel writing, photo essays, artwork, videos, multimedia projects, and review essays of books, film, music, and art. If interested, please email email@example.com with a well-developed, one-paragraph pitch for your proposed piece as soon as possible — along with three links to your previous work — NO LATER THAN APRIL 8, 2012. All contributors are urged to review our submissions guidelines at http://inthefray.org/submit.
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