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Victoria Fine

Entries by Victoria Fine

Palestine Beyond the Protests

(303) Comments | Posted June 18, 2012 | 5:31 PM

I've missed you, readers. Since I left my role as editor of the Education and Impact verticals of HuffPost last June, I've been working full-time with my nonprofit, The Tiziano Project. From January until May of this year, my team and I traveled to Ramallah, in the West...

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5 Questions For Pierre Omidyar & Matt Bannick Of The Omidyar Network

(22) Comments | Posted November 16, 2010 | 8:40 PM

During the Clinton Global Initiative in late September, the Omidyar Network announced its commitment to invest $55 million in Internet and mobile technologies to advance government transparency and economic empowerment. The philanthropic investment firm, started by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam, has dedicated $30 million...

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You Voted, Now What? 5 Other Ways To Help America This November

(2) Comments | Posted November 1, 2010 | 10:48 PM

Are you wearing your "I voted!" sticker right now?

Are you feeling good about making a difference in your country by making your voice count?

Good, but don't sit down just yet. November isn't just about elections. You have a whole month left to make your country a better...

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Classroom Heroes: Agriculture Teacher Adewale Alonge Cultivates Global Citizens

(2) Comments | Posted October 21, 2010 | 7:45 PM

Ed. note: An earlier version of this story, based on interviews with Alonge, indicated that he taught his Ajifolokun 20 years ago. Alonge later remembered that he taught his student 28 years ago. He also requested that his last quote be rephrased to better reflect his sentiments. This version reflects...

Read Post Expands Microloans To College Students

(10) Comments | Posted September 20, 2010 | 8:00 AM

The world's first microlending website,, believes that a quality education for ambitious students in developing countries may be only $25 away.

The organization, which invites Internet users from around the world to provide small, no-interest loans to poor small business owners, announced Monday it will be...

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Josh Groban, Bing Donate New Instruments To Underfunded School Music Department

(6) Comments | Posted September 16, 2010 | 7:38 PM

In a music class at Marie Curie Middle School in New York City on Thursday, students were sitting on their hands to keep still. Grammy award-winning singer Josh Groban was right next to them, but students were practicing their vocal scales with the quiet earnestness of seasoned musicians.

"It was...

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This is Iraq (But Not the One You've Seen Before)

(8) Comments | Posted June 16, 2010 | 6:20 PM

As I've mentioned in previous posts, I am spending this summer away from the Huffington Post to teach a two-month workshop in northern Iraq through The Tiziano Project.

Traveling to this region is an eye-opening experience. I see new and utterly different things every day. But more importantly, spending...

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Why Can't Kurdish Journalists Write Well? A Look at Modern Media in Iraq

(7) Comments | Posted June 14, 2010 | 3:22 PM

Since my arrival in northern Iraq, I have been continually surprised by the amount of support The Tiziano Project has received from locals. I have heard again and again, from people on the street to editors and heads of news organizations, that the press around here needs some help.

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My Father's Case Heads to the U.S. Supreme Court

(49) Comments | Posted April 17, 2010 | 5:43 PM

Some time ago, I shared with the Huffington Post community my personal story about my father, a lawyer and outspoken taxpayer advocate. He has been unjustly held in jail under contempt of court for over a year because he questioned the authority of judges being paid illegal bonuses...

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Farewell for Now, HuffImpact -- It's Time to Practice What You've Taught Me

(0) Comments | Posted March 3, 2010 | 12:14 PM

HuffImpact readers, I have some sad but hopeful news to announce: I will be taking an extended leave from The Huffington Post to practice what we preach.

While launching and coaxing Impact towards success during the last five months, I've learned some powerful lessons from the stories we've told and...

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Haiti Needs Schools: Who Is Helping And How You Can Too

(5) Comments | Posted February 19, 2010 | 12:16 AM

With learning institutions across Haiti wrecked by the earthquake and many indefinitely out of session, Haiti's students are fearing that their futures have been buried among the rubble.

CNN reports that thousands of students are missing and years of learning were lost, exacerbating the educational situation in a country...

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Is to Ethical to Charge People to Photograph Haiti's Earthquake Aftermath?

(1) Comments | Posted February 5, 2010 | 7:21 PM

Behind the news reports coming from Haiti you may have noticed a faint background noise: popular criticism of the shortcomings of "the media."

This isn't new. For anything newsworthy, there are the people who say "the media" have blown a story out of proportion, under-covered a story, covered up...

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Haiti Earthquake Relief: How You Can Help

(28981) Comments | Posted January 12, 2010 | 7:24 PM

It's been six months since a 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti and decimated buildings and infrastructure across the country. Over $2 billion dollars have been raised since January for Haiti relief, but the reconstruction will take years and organizations in Haiti continue to need funding. If you haven't contributed...

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My Dad Tried to Right a Wrong, Now He's Behind Bars Unjustly

(122) Comments | Posted January 12, 2010 | 11:44 AM

As an editor at Huffington Post Impact, I have the honor of reporting daily the generous acts of others and the devastating issues that our communities have yet to address sufficiently to make this world a safe and healthy place for everyone.

I empathize with the subjects of our articles...

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Where Do We Stand on the Rights of Children?

(8) Comments | Posted November 20, 2009 | 8:04 AM

November 20 marks the 20th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which mandates and enforces basic human rights for children around the world. This anniversary serves to publically remind American citizens that the U.S. is the only member of the United Nations apart from Somalia...

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Help People More Effectively With One Question

(7) Comments | Posted November 19, 2009 | 12:21 PM

When we decide to give back, many of us want to do something that will allow us to share our passions and expertise. In my case, I'm passionate about storytelling. I believe every person in this world has the right to have his or her voice heard and that the...

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SLIDESHOW: Art For A Better World: Five Exhibits That Inspire Change

(0) Comments | Posted November 17, 2009 | 8:05 PM

Have trouble understanding modern art? Impact sought out some special exhibits that seek to make a change in the world, be it through raising awareness or physically building art out of trash. Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments.

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5 Good Things Going On In Afghanistan (And How You Can Get Involved)

(1) Comments | Posted November 2, 2009 | 8:37 PM

Little by little, individuals and organizations are creating glimmers of hope across a country steeped in war that promise Afghanistan will once again flourish someday. Here are five things happening in Afghanistan that are helping its citizens get back on their feet, and what you can do to support those...

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