VOA and the Newseum Institute host joint forum: ISIS and the digital war

five panelist on a dias, discussing ISIS

The Islamic State group has mastered the use of social media to promote its cause like no other extremist organization, experts said Wednesday in Washington. The panel discussed the Islamic State group’s adept use of social media and propaganda to recruit members worldwide in a televised special: ISIS and the Digital War – hosted by the Voice of America and the Newseum Institute on Wednesday, October 21st.

VOA story cited in special UN human rights report

One of two Voice of America exclusive stories by reporter Eun Jung Cho covering abusive practices against North Korean workers in Qatar was cited in a special United Nations human rights report, and focuses fresh attention on North Korea’s mistreatment of its civilian workforce. The story cites a meeting between North Korean officials and Qatar’s Construction Development Company (CDC) in which the construction company fired nearly half its North Korean workers, as a result of their supervisors’ repeated violations of Qatar labor laws.