When twitter opens a window into someone else’s life

I spotted this storify-article by AlJazeera about the tag #RIPAmina and the story behind it.

“#RIPAmina is gaining traction following the suicide of a young girl, Amina from Larache, Morocco. According to online reports, Amina was raped by a man 10 years her senior a year ago. Following an agreement between her family and a civil court Amina was forced to marry her rapist, which protected him from any criminal charges according to Moroccan penal code.”

Digital media do reach across borders and timezones and can give you a glimpse of someone elses life. Powerful, fascinating and this case, truly horrific.

Read the full article here.

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One Response to “When twitter opens a window into someone else’s life”

  1. duweekend juli 28, 2012 at 16:25 #


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