Every year, hundreds of journalists are attacked, imprisoned, or killed. This is an interesting site which among other things, maps the risks that journalists face and have been facing since 1992. https://cpj.org/ Maybe not the most positive post to start the weekend with this time, so I also included a funky tune for good measure. … More The risks of being a journalist
Two hand-written documents were found in the pockets of murder victim Ricky McCormick when his body was discovered in a field in St. Charles County, Missouri, on June 30, 1999. Attempts by the FBI’s Crypt-analysis and Racketeering Records Unit (CRRU) and the American Cryptogram Association failed to decipher the meanings of those two coded notes, … More Encrypted notes found on Ricky McCormick’s body puzzled the FBI
Here is a nifty but kind of morbid website that allows you to compose emails that will be sent to people if something were to “happen” to you. So you draft an email, set the receiving address and then the website will send you periodical “checks” to see if you are still alive for example. … More “Dead man’s switch” just in case?
Here is a great little documentary about the civil war in S. Sudan. Caution: Not for the feint hearted. Late last year, South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, accused his former vice president, Riek Machar, of attempting a coup d’état amid accusations of rampant corruption within the government. Infighting immediately broke out within the presidential guard, sparking what has … More What is Happening in the newest Nation (S.Sudan) in the World?