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Cartoon Movement

A community of international political cartoonists, the Cartoon Movement is a platform for high-quality political cartoons and comics as well as discussions about them. The site publishes the best of the best four times a week, sells political cartoons to the media and permits individuals to share them freely on the Web.

Visualizing Palestine

The infographics at Visualizing Palestine provide a window into the daily lives of Palestinians and Palestinian refugees. Visualizations rely on UN and NGO data to paint a picture of displacements, Middle East peace talks, employment and administrative detention. Launched in 2011 with a staff split mainly between Ramallah and Beirut, the site’s visuals have been published in several major media outlets and shared widely around the world by Internet users.

The Intercept

The growing list of revelations about the US National Security Agency’s global surveillance system brought to light by former NSA contractor Edward Snowed are currently being reported and published by a team of journalists at The Intercept. In addition to the NSA scandal, the site, which was started in February by Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, Jeremy Scahill, aims to be comprehensive news outlet and a home for adversarial journalism.

Thug Notes

“Classic literature. Original gangster.” Thug Notes’ weekly videos from Sparky Sweets, Ph.D., deliver a hip-hop summary that gets to the essential topics in classic works of literature. An analysis of each of the books in the highly entertaining videos shows how street sensibility makes high-brow ideas accessible to everyone.

Kalaki’s Korner

A well-written satirical blog focused on Zambia’s political scene. Kalaki’s Korner makes clever use of illustrations and a variety of storytelling forms including classic satire, folk tales and parables to discuss the politics of a nation whose affairs aren’t widely covered in the international media and where journalists have in recent times been the target of government censorship.