Day: July 5, 2015

What should social networks do about hate speech?

Source: BBC Extreme racist comments posted on the discussion website Reddit in the wake of the Charleston church shooting have once again raised questions about freedom of speech and the internet. How far should social networks go in censoring hate speech? Reddit is arguably the mainstream social network most devoted […]

Palestinian unity is a priority

Jul 04,2015 – JORDAN TIMES – Musa Keilani The new Palestinian government formed this week is facing a big challenge to reinstate the foundations of unity among the different strata of the Palestinian people, especially between Gaza and those in the West Bank. For the last eight years, a nascent […]

Schooling and social change in Pakistan

Jul 04,2015 – JORDAN TIMES –  Muhammad Nawaz Sharif The importance of education — and especially schooling — cannot be overestimated. Not only has the expansion of primary and secondary education been linked to accelerated economic growth, poverty eradication, and improved income equality, but education also appears to be closely […]