July 30, 2013 When Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon documented his mother's final days on Twitter, the online community that is so often dismissed for being quintessentially banal embraced Scott's grief in a way we rarely see play out in public.
July 15, 2013 Well-wishers have been offering prayers and tributes to the South African icon at the hospital where he has been treated for more than a month. Mandela turns 95 on Thursday.
June 18, 2013 After police broke up the protests in Turkey's Taksim Square over the weekend, a new protest has sprung up — but this one is still and silent. A lone man stood motionless in the square for six hours overnight, and soon many others decided to join the "standing man."
June 6, 2013 Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan energized protesters when he called them "looters." The demonstrators have embraced the term, spreading it far and wide on social media.
June 6, 2013 As news broke about the NSA collecting telephone records through Verizon, people took to Twitter to voice their opinions. Here's a sampling, ranging from the hilarious to the poignant.
May 15, 2013 Ali Abdulemam was perhaps the most prominent online activist in Bahrain when he went into hiding in March 2011 to avoid arrest. He recently escaped the Gulf nation and made his first public appearance in more than two years on Wednesday.
April 24, 2013 The account is one of the most recent followed by Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. It's a mystery who that account belongs to.
October 12, 2012 Have you ever wondered what it's like to be at NPR on election night? Here's your chance to find out.
March 1, 2012 The activist said without the rebel army in Homs, the opposition will find it harder to operate. He also described a dire situation in Homs: Snowy and cold without electricity of fuel to keep warm.
February 29, 2012 From the Jordanian side, the lights of Daraa twinkle. It's hard to imagine the brutality that has happened there, but refugees tell harrowing stories. NPR spends time with one of them.
February 24, 2012 When Moammar Gadhafi ruled Libya, no one imagined stepping foot in Bab al-Azizia, but now it's a reminder of his iron rule that is slowly being dismantled.
February 23, 2012 Seasoned combat reporters gathered in Tripoli on Wednesday to honor Marie Colvin, a friend and fellow journalist who was killed earlier that day in Syria. And they remembered others who have died.
February 21, 2012 "Danny Vampire" fought for freedom. But now, he says: "Tunisia had an election, Egypt had an election. And Libya? No." What's more, he sees just as much corruption now as before.
February 19, 2012 Reporting from Libya, NPR's Andy Carvin pays his respects to a friend he knew only through the Internet.