In this edition: a Syrian dad campaigns online to be reunited with his five year old son; Turkish women speak out against harassment on public transport; and the first test flight of the rocket of the future.
DAD FIGHTS ONLINE TO REUNITE WITH SON
« Please help my 5yr old son (British) in Syria, come home. The foreign office has abandoned him ». This message was posted to Twitter on Sunday 20th April by London based Syrian national, Wael Zain, to draw attention to the plight of his son Maudh who has been stranded in Syria, with his mother, for three years, despite holding a British passport. His father is desperate to be reunited with him and has turned to the web to urge the authorities to take immediate action.
Campaigning on social media has stepped up a notch. As his father explains on the microblogging site, Maudh, who is currently living in a village outside the south western city of Daraa, survived a bombing but was recently shot at and needs urgent medical attention.
The British government has not yet responded to the appeal for help, but it has visibly caught web users’ attention. They have been pledging their support for Wael Zain in his fight to be reunited with his son and hope their online campaigning will result in little Maudh being able to leave Syria.
TURKEY: ONLINE CAMPAIGN AGAINST SEXUAL HARASSMENT
A man sitting comfortably on the subway, spreading his legs, with no regard for the woman sitting next to him : this picture is part of an online campaign launched by a feminist group in Istanbul and has gone viral since being posted online on April 15th. The aim is to draw attention to a problem encountered by countless women in Turkey, a total lack of respect from men on public ... Go on reading on our web site.
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