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,...

Arslanbob – of walnuts, mountains and divinity

July 28, 2017

Arslanbob – of walnuts, mountains and divinity There’s a road leading up from Bazar-Khorgon, a small and dusty town in the Fergana valley, the open lands connecting southern Kyrgyzstan, eastern Uzbekistan and the north of Tajikistan. It leads along a river at first, with houses and small farms on the...

Small town story

October 4, 2016

Small town story So I happened to be in Falköping one morning, it was a Saturday around 8.30 or 9, with half an hour to spend. I was going to meet my mum outside the place where she goes for gym classes, which is on the main street leading...

Other media

October 10, 2015

Other media Anyone on social media in Sweden lately has for sure seen at least a number of videos or articles with Hans Rosling, a professor in global health and the person behind Gapminder, a website visualising statistics about the world and global development. It all started one month ago, when he did a...

Head elsewhere!

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...

Head elsewhere!

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...