Rest of World: Diaspora communities reframe history, one Instagram post at a time

Rest of World: Diaspora communities reframe history, one Instagram post at a time. “Marwan Kaabour has always been a collector. The London-based designer traces the hobby back to his childhood in Beirut, Lebanon. ‘Perhaps the most serious collection was an insanely well-organized collection of Spice Girls merchandise,’ he remembers with a laugh. Today, Kaabour is collecting photographs, video clips, and other rare visual media on the Instagram account Takweer, a digital archive with 16,000 followers that maps the intersections of queerness and Arab history.

The Jewish Chronicle: New site launched for Shoah stories

The Jewish Chronicle: New site launched for Shoah stories . “The National Holocaust Centre & Museum has created a new website which tells the story of four refugees from Nazi Europe, using some of the objects they owned. Ordinary Objects, Extraordinary Journeys, set up jointly with the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust and with sponsorship from the Arts Council, was launched on Tuesday to coincide with Refugee Week.”

Fast Company: This new platform matches Ukrainian refugees with American sponsors

Fast Company: This new platform matches Ukrainian refugees with American sponsors. “Two months ago, as millions of Ukrainians had been displaced by the Russian invasion, the U.S. government announced a unique new program: Any American can sponsor a Ukrainian for temporary refuge, with room for as many as 100,000 placements. In the past, similar ‘humanitarian parole’ programs were often limited to immediate family. Most of the first applicants, unsurprisingly, had personal connections to the people they sponsored—friends, family, employees. But a new website is designed to now help connect potential sponsors with Ukrainians they’ve never met.”

Princeton Alumni Weekly: Katherine Clifton ’15 Is Listening to the Stories of Refugees

Princeton Alumni Weekly: Katherine Clifton ’15 Is Listening to the Stories of Refugees. “Not everyone listens carefully to other people these days — but Katherine Clifton ’15 does. She’s spent the past few years helping to collect about 180 recordings of global migrants telling their stories for a project through Princeton’s Office of Religious Life (ORL). The result, a treasure trove of voices and experiences, is about to be officially launched online June 21, timed with the United Nations’ World Refugee Day.”

Histories & Mysteries: 50 Years since Ugandan Asians came to Devon (The Moorlander)

The Moorlander: Histories & Mysteries: 50 Years since Ugandan Asians came to Devon. “In August 1972, Uganda’s leader, Idi Amin, issued an order requiring Asians living in the country to leave within 90 days. This sparked a mass exodus of nearly 80,000 Ugandan Asians seeking refuge in countries all over the world. The first evacuation flight landed at London’s Stansted Airport on 18th September, 1972, and 50 years later, British Ugandan Asians have excelled in fields such as business, finance, politics, science, and the arts.”

The Irish News: Ukrainian refugees in the UK have made calls to a slavery and exploitation helpline

The Irish News: Ukrainian refugees in the UK have made calls to a slavery and exploitation helpline. “Unseen said millions of Ukrainians need support to keep them safe from trafficking. The charity, along with a coalition of anti-slavery and human rights groups, has launched a new website… The website aims to provide a one-stop shop of useful websites, helplines, and information including where to get basic travel and housing advice to opening a bank account and understanding your rights as a worker in the UK.”

Associated Press: Pro-Russian Hackers Spread Hoaxes to Divide Ukraine, Allies

Associated Press: Pro-Russian Hackers Spread Hoaxes to Divide Ukraine, Allies. “As Ukrainians flooded into Poland earlier this year to flee Russian invaders, a hacking group aligned with the Kremlin sought to spread rumors that criminal gangs were waiting to harvest the organs of child refugees. The network, known to cybersecurity experts as Ghostwriter, seemingly aimed to sow distrust between Ukraine and Poland. It’s one of several tactics outlined in a new report that outlines how Russia has used disinformation, fear and propaganda alongside bullets, tanks and soldiers in an effort to demoralize Ukraine and divide its allies.”

Penn State: Stateless Histories project brings understudied subject to light

Penn State: Stateless Histories project brings understudied subject to light. “[Professor Laura] Robson has joined forces with colleague Jennifer Dueck, the Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in the Modern History of the Middle East and North Africa at the University of Manitoba, to encourage scholarship and awareness about statelessness. Using funds from their endowed professorships, the scholars created ‘Stateless Histories,’ a digital humanities project that includes essays, podcasts, documents, and videos that explore little-known histories of statelessness in the modern era.”

The Age: The 14-year-old Ukrainian boy who uses Google Translate for school

The Age: The 14-year-old Ukrainian boy who uses Google Translate for school. “Just a few months ago, 14-year-old Denis Oborskyi was happily holidaying with his family, unaware his life was about to be uprooted. When war broke out in Ukraine, he and his mother and siblings were forced to flee their home in late February with no documents and just a suitcase of belongings. After travelling through to Slovakia, Poland and then Spain, he landed in Sydney two weeks ago and started school at Xavier College, Llandilo, in Sydney’s west, last week.”

Monash University: Research helping to amplify Ukrainian refugee voices

Monash University: Research helping to amplify Ukrainian refugee voices. “The stories of Ukrainian refugees fleeing impacted areas are being highlighted with the help of video production toolkits developed by Monash University researchers in partnership with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). The Indaba project, created by researchers from the Faculty of Information Technology’s (IT) Action Lab in collaboration with the IFRC, provides simple guided tools to shoot, edit and publish videos so that remote communities can collaboratively tell their stories, create historical archives of specific issues and report progress on ongoing aid programs with minimal professional support.”

WIRED: An ‘Explosion’ of Anti-Ukraine Disinformation Is Hitting Moldova

WIRED: An ‘Explosion’ of Anti-Ukraine Disinformation Is Hitting Moldova. “Moldova, a small ex-Soviet nation sandwiched between Ukraine and Romania, has been suffering from what researchers describe as ‘an explosion’ of disinformation since war broke out in Ukraine. In a type of smear campaign against Ukrainian refugees, researchers say, real videos that express anti-refugee messages are being artificially amplified across both Facebook and TikTok.”