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Explore the personal stories of Syrian refugees in Lebanon
A 101 East investigation
Storified by The Stream· Wed, Dec 26 2012 17:15:13
In the first released conversation on July 7, Makdissi allegedly writes Syria "is not ok" and there needs to be "faith in [a] new Syria":
Debating the Delhi rape documentary; plus, a look at the internet trolls on the Kremlin's payroll.
Media, Rape, India
With bombs exploding and under sniper fire, we trace the lives of ordinary people in war-torn Syria.
War & Conflict, Humanitarian crises, Syria
For centuries, Egypt has sought to tame the Nile and control its use, but others are now challenging this dominance.
Egypt, History, Environment
Taking on the challenge to educate Mexico's rural and poor indigenous population using a popular soap opera.
Arts & Culture, Poverty & Development, Media