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December 23, 2015 | Category: Blog | Author:

Weekly roundup: Syrian stories, dangerous docs, etc.

Hikayetna website tells stories of Syrians

Syrian stories: Syrian refugees have been in the news a lot lately. A website called Hikayetna — an Arabic word for “our story” — goes deeper than the headlines and gives a varied and vibrant picture of Syrian people. It is operated by a Syrian journalist based in London.

Blog post on our new guide: Nonprofit consultant Christine Sculati wrote a nice blog post about the new Working Narratives guide on “Storytelling and Social Change.” Thank you, Christine!

Reputational capital: In a blog post on the Communications Network website, the president and the communications director from the Pittsburgh Foundation recommend that foundations use their “reputational capital,” and tell authentic stories.

“Dangerous Documentaries”: That’s the title of a new report by the Center for Media and Social Impact, about how to reduce risk for documentarians when “telling truth to power.”

Oral history online course: Groundswell, a group of oral historians and other storytellers, is offering a 6-week online course on oral history for social change.