I removed this post about an interview I conducted with an Iraqi refugee girl because World Pulse's Terms of Service require I abdicate my control of anything I post on this site to World Pulse. By posting on this site, I grant World Pulse the rights to edit and repost this sensitive interview anywhere World Pulse wants, in any format, without my permission or knowledge -- forever, which means any company that buys World Pulse in the future has the right to control my work. See the paragraph below and full Terms of Service at http://www.worldpulse.com/about/terms
Since I have a commitment to keep this little girl safe, I have opted out of participating in World Pulse.
I am very disappointed in World Pulse's lack of response to this issue. Their motto is noble: "No one speaks for me. I speak for myself." Yet, their decision to require me to legally give up control of my work -- my voice -- as well as those of the women and children I've interviewed -- is counter to this noble goal.
To view a variation of the original post as well as other interviews with refugees of the Iraq War, please visit http://www.peacepathfoundation.org/iraq/there’s-no-place-like-home.html
This interview is part of my forthcoming journalistic memoir about my work in the Middle East with Palestinian and Iraqi refugees. To become part of my personal email list of friends and family who will get a special pre-publication discount, please email me directly at [email protected].
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