Weekly roundup: Syrian stories, dangerous docs, etc.
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.
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.