The rise of “ Friendly Ukraine,” warnings of racism, price gouging — the lead-up to Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine is not starved for storylines. Perhaps unfortunately, the soccer and fan experience seem to be largely absent from the conversation.
We want to change that. Thousands of fans will travel to Ukraine over the next month, many of them staying with total strangers. We want to see and hear your story.
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We’re looking for photos, video, blog posts, Twitter updates, and anything else that paints a picture of the experience in Ukraine.
Amid the drumbeat of war between Iran and Israel, an Israeli couple has launched an online peace campaign in an effort to reach out to Iranians and say no to a military conflict.
Forty-one-year-old graphic designer Ronny Edry and his partner, 36-year-old Michal Tamir, launched the initiative last week by posting pictures of themselves with their children on a Facebook page with a simple message: “Iranians, we love you. We don’t want to bomb your country.”
In an interview with RFE/RL, the couple behind the “Israel Loves Iran” page said their idea was to create a virtual “boxing ring” where, instead of fighting, one opponent would reach out with both hands to “the other side.”
Iran’s cyberpolice say they have arrested four administrators of a Facebook group called “Daaf and Paaf,” which had launched an online beauty competition.
The Facebook group had called on its 27,000 fans to send in pictures to take part in a competition for choosing “hot” Iranian men and women…[READ MORE]
Awell-known Iranian political activist, Heshmatollah Tabarzadi, has managed to send out an unprecedented video message from the Rajayishahr prison in which he dismisses Iran’s repressive measures aimed at silencing dissent and predicts they will fail.
“Freedom is the essence of human being I believe, in fact without freedom no choice has a meaning.” he says in the 15-minute-plus video…[READ MORE AND SEE THE VIDEO]