Archive for September, 2009

44 Days: A Revolution Revisited

By Digital Journalist Sunday, September 13th, 2009

2009 © David Burnett / Contact Press Images
Demonstrators in the funeral cortege of Karan Nejayatollahi, the 27-year-old professor killed during a sit-in strike the day before, face off against the army. Tehran, Dec. 27, 1978.

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A Short, Dangerous Election Season

By Digital Journalist Sunday, September 13th, 2009

© Derek Henry Flood
Female supporters rally at Kabul's sports stadium for opposition candidate Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Aug. 17, 2009, days before Afghanistan's second presidential election.

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The Long Road Home for Congolese Rape Victims

By Digital Journalist Sunday, September 13th, 2009

© Jean Chung for Pierre & Alexandra Boulat Association
Niyonzima Joyeuse, 48, center, along with Furaha Olive, 17, left, rides in a jeep to her village in Rubaya, Masisi Territory, the Democratic Republic of Congo. She was returning home five months after her rape. Joyeuse and Olive stayed at a transit center in Goma along with 20 other victims of sexual violence before returning to their villages.

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Social Unrest and the 60th Anniversary of the PRC

By Digital Journalist Sunday, September 13th, 2009

© Ryan Pyle
Past examples of government control: During the Olympics, big screen television in a small public square posts a message telling people that they will not show the opening ceremonies and that people should not gather in this public space, Aug. 8, 2008. Many watched on their own televisions. The Olympics had caused much fanfare since 2001 when Beijing was officially awarded the games. The city went through many transformations before it was considered ready to host the games.

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