Head elsewhere

August 8, 2017

Head elsewhere While researching for a session during our upcoming workshop on journalism and migration, I came across lots of great photographers (the topic for the session is how to use photography to change stereotypes and present alternative narratives) and since we’re living in the age of social-visual media,...

Head elsewhere

March 16, 2016

Head elsewhere Interesting links from the past few weeks. First, a read that I got from Habib Battah, a Lebanese journalist who currently is over in Oxford for his PhD but continues to write about political and urban change over at his blog/site Beirut Report. It’s about the issue of sectarianism in Lebanon and...

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June 16, 2015

Head elsewhere! Nadira, Mohammad and old/new Saida Am sharing another roundup with links to nice stories to read and discover – from Pakistan, the Syrian-Turkish border, the Lebanese coast and journalism universe. At work with Rob Orchard, Delayed Gratification Was listening to an episode of The stack, Monocle’s weekly on...

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June 15, 2015

Head elsewhere! Meeting along the rail line The story about Lebanon’s lost railway, told by Sarah Lily Yassine. It was part of our book Beirut Re-Collected, now we’re sharing it online as part of Mashallah News’ Routes series – eight stories taking you along different routes through the Middle East, from...

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July 20, 2014

Recent interesting reads Shashi Tharoor writes about India’s language politics: “we don’t have one ‘national language’ in the country, but several”. A feature from Karim and me, published in Sydsvenskan earlier this year, about Jibon Tari, “the boat of life” – a floating hospital in Bangladesh. Makeshift, a magazine...

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June 16, 2014

Recent interesting reads Some of the basic (but not well known enough) facts about Iraq and why it is in the place where it is today in this blog post by intellectual and commentator Juan Cole. Musawah is an interesting initiative by a group of Muslim feminists doing interesting...