Megan Munce

About Megan Munce

Megan Munce is a freshman at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications pursuing her interests in international relations, law and women's issues.

Latin America Responds To U.S. Mass Shootings

Multiple Latin American countries have begun to take action in response to the two mass shootings that claimed the lives of at least 31 people this past weekend.  According to CNN, Venezuela and Uruguay both issued travel warnings to their citizens this past Monday as a result of the shootings […]

Taliban Attacks Amid Intra-Afghan Negotiations

An attack carried out by the Taliban in Ghazni, Afghanistan has claimed the lives of at least 14 people and wounded another 180 people. Al Jazeera reports that this attack on a government security compound 150km outside of Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, occurred amid a high-profile summit between Afghan […]

Sudanese Protesters Take To The Streets To Demand Civilian Rule

Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, in the “millions march” to demand an end to the military rule instituted three months ago after a coup took place. Al Jazeera reports that the demonstrators were calling for the Transitional Military Council (TMC) […]

U.S Responds To Iran Drone Incident With Cyber Attacks

Amidst increasing tensions,  the U.S. military on Thursday,  launched cyber attacks against Iranian control systems and spy networks. The Wall Street Journal reports that the attacks were carried out by the U.S. Cyber Command and U.S. Central Command on computers that had been selected months ago as a contingency plan. […]

Chinese Extradition Bill Sparks Protests For A Second Weekend

Last weekend,  riot police clashed with hundreds of thousands of protestors in Hong Kong as they protested against a new law that will allow extraditions to China, among other jurisdictions. According to the Guardian, this law threatens Hong Kong’s current status as a safe haven for political opponents of the […]

Iraq Sentences Fourth French Citizen To Death For ISIL Involvement

An Iraqi court has sentenced a fourth French citizen to the death for involvement with ISIL despite France’s disapproval. Al Jazeera reports taht  the 37-year-old French man and three others were sentenced to death by hanging after being apprehended by the Syrian Democratic Forces(SDF) and given over to the Iraqi […]

Explosions In Kathmandu Kill Four

Four people are dead and seven injured after a series of three explosions in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, according to Al Jazeera. The three blasts took place in separate regions of the city: one in a residential area in the middle of the city, another near a hairdresser at […]

U.S.-Iran Tensions Threaten Iraq

The tension between the United States and Iran over photographs that supposedly show missiles being boarded on ships by Iranian paramilitary forces have caused Iraq to take precautions. According to the New York Times, Iraqi officials have taken steps to warn armed groups tied to Iran within the country to […]

Council Of Europe Committee Criticizes Germany’s Treatment Of Afghan Asylum Seeker

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture has accused German police of choking and squeezing the genitals of an Afghan asylum seeker who was being expelled from the country, according to Al Jazeera. Politico reported that the incident occurred during the returnee’s flight back to Kabul last […]

Sri Lanka Imposes Face Veil Ban Following Easter Bombings

Sri Lanka has banned face coverings that could conceal the wearer’s identity, affecting Muslim women who wear burqas, niqabs, or hijabs, according to Al Jazeera. While the law did not directly name any of these garments, Al Jazeera reports that activists have already condemned the law for violating Muslim women’s […]