The Development and Aid World News Service (DAWNS)
The Development and Aid World News Service (DAWNS) is a social enterprise for people who care about ideas, places and events off the radar of the mainstream press. Revenue generated from subscriptions to our news curation service DAWNS Digest supports humanitarian storytellers around the world.
We obsessively follow news from the developing world that is relevant to the humanitarian, human rights and international development community and update our subscribers with pithy news summaries every weekday morning. We use the revenue we generate from selling subscriptions to our mobile app and email service to fund a grant program for bloggers, journalists, photographers, filmmakers or anyone with a compelling humanitarian stories to tell.
Who Shot Ahmed? is the embodiment of our mission. This first installment of our new e-single series is a riveting story told by a skilled journalist, Elizabeth Dickinson. Your purchase supports our mission to bring stories like Ahmed’s to life.
-- Mark Leon Goldberg and Tom Murphy, co-founders.
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Who Shot Ahmed? A Mystery Unravels in Bahrain's Botched Arab Spring
Who Shot Ahmed? recounts the murder of a 22-year-old videographer, killed in cold blood in the dead of night at the height of Bahrain’s Arab Spring revolution. On a small island Kingdom swirling with political, economic, and sectarian tensions, Ahmed’s murder is a tale of a life lost and the great powers—from Washington to London, and Riyadh to Manama—that did nothing to stop the crisis.
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