Samira Shackle

3 Stories by Samira Shackle

The Questionable Compromises of Privately-Owned Cities

The reason a privatized city is so much quicker and easier to build is not down to the inherent superiority of the free market,...
4 min read

Violence Spreads Like A Disease. It Can Be Stopped Like One, Too

The "Cure Violence" model works by "interrupting transmission" of violence-employing street workers to intervene and try to cool down conflicts, preventing situations from escalating.
4 min read

WhatsApp Wants You To Stop Sharing Fake Stories

WhatsApp has key differences with platforms like Facebook and Twitter: it is private social media, which makes it harder to study its impact on...
3 min read