Writers Corner

LONDON (Bywire News) - On June 25, 2022, writers from Ukraine will share their stories and the harrowing experiences they faced — and still are facing — during the brutal war that the Russian Federation is waging in Ukraine. They will perform via Zoom at a reading Write From The Gut: Kyiv Method Writers, hosted by SF Creative Writing Institute and Method Writing.  The founder of the institute, Alexandra Kostoulas, has been teaching the Writing Method for over ten years in San Francisco. Other faculty members, authors and professors from Harvard, Columbia University, UC Berkeley, and other well-known schools, are known for their community-oriented work. A poet herself, Alexandra Kostoulas dedicated a lot of time and energy to hosting poetry readings and literary events throughout her writing career — but this one is really special. When one of her colleagues, Natalie Skorykova, had to flee Ukraine after the Russian Federation started a full-scale war on February 24, 2022, Alexandra rea...
The summer reading, 2020. The Kyiv Literary Memorial House-Museum of Taras Shevchenko.
If you’ve heard of the Terra blockchain and its ecosystem, you’ll know that it is often compared to other Layer 1 Blockchains like Ethereum, Solana and Binance Smart Chain. However, what Terra is and what it is trying to be is often overlook. Here are 3 ideas you should understand: 1. Terra is not competing against other L1 blockchains to be the best blockchain. It is competing to be the best form of decentralized money.  In his podcast with @delphi_digital, Do Kwon, Co-Founder and CEO of Terraform Labs (@stablekwon) encapsulates the entire ethos that Terra is built on: "Our main goal, and the only product that we look at is the Terra stablecoin. Our goal is to make that stablecoin the most decentralized and useful form of money there is. For everything else it’s just a means to an end." — Do Kwon The phrase "For everything else it's just a means to an end." really struck a chord with me.  While it is true that us #LUNAtics always harp on the point that more than 100+ dApps are in the...
By Anna Irrera LONDON - PayPal Holdings Inc is partnering with non-profit organisation the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to investigate how extremist and hate movements in the United States take advantage of financial platforms to fund their criminal activities. The initiative will be led through ADL's Center on Extremism, and will focus on uncovering and disrupting the financial flows supporting white supremacist and anti-government organizations. It will also look at networks spreading and profiting from antisemitism, Islamophobia, racism, anti-immigrant, anti-Black, anti-Hispanic and anti-Asian bigotry. The information collected through the initiatives will be shared with other firms in the financial industry, law enforcement and policymakers, PayPal said. Over the years, the San Jose, California-based company has developed sophisticated systems to help prevent illegal activity and flows through its platform. It hopes to have a positive social impact by sharing some of its capabilit...
By Dave Graham and Andre Paultre CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti -The funeral of assassinated Haitian president Jovenel Moise on Friday was disrupted by what appeared to be shots nearby and riot gas used on protesters, prompting a U.S. delegation and other dignitaries to duck into vehicles for safety. witnesses smelled the gas and heard detonations they believed to be shots outside the site of the service. There were no immediate reports of injuries among protesters or authorities, and no indications any guests at the funeral were in danger. The trouble flared minutes after a brass band and church choir opened Moise's ceremony, which took place two weeks after he was killed in a still-unexplained assassination at his home by foreign mercenaries. The service went ahead, with speeches by family members, but it was punctuated by angry shouts by supporters accusing authorities of responsibility for Moise's death. Their words were sometimes drowned out by loud swells of taped somber church music. Smoke...
ANKARA - Turkey on Sunday slammed a ruling by a top European Union court allowing the banning of headscarves under certain conditions as a "clear violation of religious freedoms", adding the move would exacerbate prejudices against Muslim women in Europe. The Luxembourg-based EU Court of Justice (CJEU) ruled on Thursday that companies in the bloc can ban employees from wearing a headscarf under certain conditions, if they need to do so to project an image of neutrality to customers. The Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement the ruling was a sign of rising Islamophobia at a time when it said Muslim women in Europe are being subjected to increasing discrimination for their religious beliefs. "The CJEU decision, at a time when the Islamophobia, racism and hatred that have taken Europe hostage are rising, disregards religious freedom and creates a basis and legal cover for discrimination," the ministry said. On Saturday, the Turkish presidency's communication director Fahrettin Alt...
Much has been written about the rise of alternative news sites in the UK. However, independent media outlets have been frustrating the mainstream for centuries.
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With the mainstream failing to do its duty, alternative news sites are stepping up to fill the gap. We look at seven of the most interesting news sources taking it to the establishment.
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In the digital age, almost anyone can get a news site up and running, but there’s a big difference between getting started and being successful.
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Becoming a writer feels like a dream job for many people, but like everything it takes a lot of work, perseverance and a bit of luck.
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Mainstream media has let us all down badly, which is why you should get behind the independent news media creators.
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Independent news media is on the rise, and it is providing a vital service which many in the mainstream seem unwilling or unable to deliver.
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Journalism is in crisis, which is why it’s never been more important to ensure quality. Here are seven rules you should live and die by as a journalist.
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