Two takes on Syria

Found today, while looking for other references, very different in purpose and style, open to comments.

New York Times, the lives of Syrian refugees at the Zaatari camp in Jordan:

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/05/09/world/middleeast/zaatari.html

Al Jazeera, interactive, Mapping Syria:

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/interactive/2013/07/20137188552345899.html

 

 

 

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Small arms and ammunition – Imports and exports

A wow-looking chrome experiment presentation (ergo, you need to see it on Chrome):

http://workshop.chromeexperiments.com/projects/armsglobe/

Still, I agree with my colleague Bella Hurrell’s comments: “As far as I can see it doesn’t tell you the bloomin’ obvious thing you might want to know – which county imports the most and which exports the most – and where countries rank in relation to each other.”