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Ruslan Trad
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Министърът на отбраната Николай Ненчев участва в тържественото изпращане на военнослужещите от 30-я контингент от Въоръжените сили за участи
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Widespread Violations Displace Tens of Thousands of Al Hassaka Residents I- Introduction and Methodology: Al Hassaka governorate is one of the culturally rich and most diverse cities in northeast Syria.
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Almost 80 percent of Russia's declared targets in Syria have been in areas not held by Islamic State, a Reuters analysis of Russian Defence Ministry data shows, undermining Moscow's assertions that its aim is to defeat the group.
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Пратеникът на ООН за Либия предложи правителство на националното единство за Либия, след месеци на трудни преговори между двете съперничещи си правителства в арабската държава, съобщава АП.
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Русия действа, Западът реагира
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When should we call an act of violence "terrorism" and when should we call a militant a "terrorist"? 

Names and labels are something we take very seriously at Global Voices. From our editorial code: “Be aware of the labels you attach to individuals, people and groups. Question terms, names, photos or practices used in other media and by governments — only use labels that are in line with our code and values”.

Recently our editorial team decided to avoid using the terms terror, terrorism or terrorist, unless it was in a quote, because:
- the lack of a universal definition for the term, and the fact that the definitions that do exist are broad. 
- when the term is used, it is often politicized. For example, in the West the terms only seem to be used for Muslims. Governments also use them to criminalize dissenting opinions, such as in the case of Ethiopia's Zone9 bloggers.
- GV's editorial code states we should be careful with labels.

We agreed that “descriptions of actions are more powerful than adjectives”. And that we should be wary of playing into the hands of governments and groups that want to control their narratives and perceptions through labels. 

Following this discussion, one of our oldest contributors from Peru, Juan Arellano, expressed concern that the decision to not use the label was insulting to the memory of victims who died at the hands of terrorism. He gave the example of the Shining Path in Peru. 

In this episode of GV Face we open up the discussion of labels, the politics of language especially around "terrorism" to the Global Voices community. 

Juan Arellano will be joining along with Taisa Sganzerla, our Brazil editor, Lebanese blogger and MENA contributor Joey Ayoub, RunetEcho editor Kevin Rothrock and Elizabeth Rivera, our social media editor and Latin America contributor.

How do you feel about the terms terrorist, terrorism and terror? We hope you can join through the Q and A app by sending questions and comments. 
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Global Voices. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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The YPG are eager to take the IS capital, in part to revenge IS massacre in Kobane
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Чакам на опашка пред клуба. Всъщност опашка няма, чакам само аз. Надявам се да дойдат и други да чакат с мен пред залостената врата, защото усещането, че си пилея времето просто чакайки, не ме напуска. И къде са всички? Къде са медиите, феновете, фенките, любопитните?
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  • Global Voices Bulgaria
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  • Forum for Arab Culture
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Freelance journalist, focus on Middle East & Balkans. Born in Sofia, with Syrian origin. Global Voices Online Eastern Europe team. Founder of Forum for Arab Culture, Sofia.

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  • Sofia University
    Public Relations, 2010 - present
  • National Liceum for Ancient Languages and Culture
    History, 2001 - 2006
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