Best of CH 2021: Link About It

Historic reparations, a poetic robot, underwater art galleries and more of our favorite discoveries from the year

As we publish original articles throughout the day, we also share thoughtful and important stories, research and videos from publications we respect. In doing so, we aim to support fellow reporters, writers and sites (whose pieces are crucial in our growth as writers, readers and learners) while also compiling a useful resource for our readers in our ever evolving Link About It section. The following …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Donating frequent flyer miles to migrants, unveiling Minecraft's Uncensored Library, archiving the internet and more from around the web

Miles4Migrants Donates Frequent Flyer Miles to Those in Need Miles4Migrants, a non-profit founded back in 2016, has been using donated frequent flyer miles to provide people impacted by war, violence, persecution and disaster with the opportunity to migrate safely. Focused on individuals and families who are legally allowed to travel, but can’t afford airfares, Miles4Migrants relies on public donations and also collaborates with other non-profits …

Reporters Without Borders’ Uncensored Library in Minecraft

The non-profit Reporters Without Borders and creative advertising agency DDB have assembled a virtual repository for freedom of the press, aptly named The Uncensored Library, inside the game Minecraft. Thanks to blockchain technology, governments are unable to surveil or censor any of the content within, which aims to provide gamers with otherwise banned articles. The entire library can be downloaded as an offline map for …