Very interesting reflections by Mnar Muhawesh, founder of The MintPress News.
Mnar Muhwesh: To my friends who have been asking why I don’t post on social media anymore:
I reached burn out from covering US empire & it’s atrocious war crimes abroad for the last 12 years.
After this social media detox, I feel human again.
Mnar Muhawesh is founder, CEO and editor in chief of MintPress News, and is also a regular speaker on responsible journalism, sexism, neoconservativism within the media and journalism start-ups. She started her career as an independent multimedia journalist covering Midwest and national politics while focusing on civil liberties and social justice issues posting her reporting and exclusive interviews on her blog MintPress, which she later turned MintPress into the global news source it is today. In 2009, Muhawesh also became the first American woman to wear the hijab to anchor/report the news in American media. Muhawesh is also a wife and mother of a rascal four year old boy, juggling her duties as a CEO and motherly tasks successfully as supermom.