FIR 188: Translating the Internet into Arabic

Finding news and information online you can trust about things you’re interested in is a high expectation for most people in these connected times in which we live. Unless you’re looking for wide-ranging content in the Arabic language, that is. Just 0.6% of Internet content is available in Arabic despite it being the fourth most common language among internet users, according to a report by the Guardian. What some people like Ameen al-Jaleeli in the Iraqi city of Mosul, and organisations such…

SDF 29: Back to the Future

By Sam Knowles, co-presenter, SDF Podcast. When Rome teetered on the brink of democratic collapse in the first century BCE, as it prepared – unknowingly – to move from a form of notional democracy to imperial rule, three men came together to save the ever-expanding city state and advance their political careers. Caesar, Pompey, and Crassus – the swashbuckler, the strategist, and the finance guy – effectively took power under emergency measures. Known collectively as the First Triumvirate, they made…

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