Life After Terror

I just watched an interesting documentary called Life After Terror on NHK, a cable channel from Japan. The documentary shows the efforts on an Indonesian man named Huda who has started an NGO to help rehabilitate people who got involved in ISIL. Most of this program shows how he helped a young woman who convinced her family, her extended family so there’s at least a dozen people, to leave Jakarta and to to Syria, where they’ll find peace. I was amazed that the father’s solution to not having his daughter go to Syria alone to join ISIL aka ISIS was to uproot the entire family and go with her.

The focus of the 28 minute documentary is Noor Huda, who after discovering that one of his old school friends was partly responsible for the Bali Bombings, leaves his job as a journalist for the Washington Post to start an NGO with the mission of reintegrating terrorists into society.

You can see this short documentary here on NHK till March 18th. You’re sure to learn a lot, as I did.

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Which Way Challenge

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Beijing

The Which Way Challenge, that Cee began, has been picked up by the Sonofthebeach69 blogger.  The beauty of it is that it’s free form. You can include images of doors, gates, roads, streets exits, signs, paths, waterways, you name it.

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China

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Universities Hassanuddin, Makassar

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New Mexico, Stairs

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CDP Theme Day, though . . .

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New York, NY

I like the February City Daily Photo theme of white and even though this isn’t a City Daily Photo blog, I’ve got plenty of photos with white, which in the Midwest winter is a dominant color.

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China

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Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts

 

Which Way Challenge

 

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Zhujiayu

The Which Way Challenge, that Cee began, has been picked up by the Sonofthebeach69 blogger.  The beauty of it is that it’s free form. You can include images of doors, gates, roads, streets exits, signs, paths, waterways, you name it.

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Pekanbaru, Indonesia

 

 

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Public Transport

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London

Each week Cee challenges bloggers to share black and white photos based on a theme. This week she’s challenging us to share black and white photos of public transportation, e.g. buses and trains, etc. The only restriction is you shouldn’t include cars or trucks, or anything privately owned.

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Minibus, Pekanbaru, Indonesia

For more black and white photos, click here.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Where People Live

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My home in Makassar, Indonesia

Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to find photos of subjects that depict where people live.

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Sydney, Convicts’ Barracks

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Dorm during the Cultural Revolution

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Tree Houses, Red Leaf Valley

 

 

If you want to see more fun photos, click here.

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Which Way Challenge

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Avignon, France

The Which Way Challenge, that Cee began, has been picked up by the Sonofthebeach69 blogger.  The beauty of it is that it’s very free form. You can include images of doors, gates, roads, streets exits, signs, paths, waterways, you name it.

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Bali, Indonesia

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Jinan, China