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Stories about Middle East & North Africa
23 November 2015
“If I can create an empathetic bridge for them, through the poem, that that will create a really powerful success story.”
21 November 2015
After dental student Deah Barakat was shot to death, his friends and family in the US made his dream of a dental clinic for Syrian refugees happen.
19 November 2015
As long-time friend and community member Hisham Almiraat faces trial in Morocco this week, the Global Voices community pays tribute to a man of unquestionable character, talent and amazing kindness.
18 November 2015
The Global Voices community demands justice for seven free expression advocates who are facing trial in Morocco on charges of “threatening the internal security of the State.”
17 November 2015
In this episode, we talk about race, the politics of death and the unequal reactions to tragedies around the world.
Tragedy hit both Beirut and Paris, with bombings claimed by ISIS. While Parisians gets a "safety check" feature on Facebook, the Lebanese are asking why have they been left out.
“Even the married people, they don’t talk about adoption. I talk about it because I have a message for my society…[adoption] is the most important thing for society to accept.”
16 November 2015
15 November 2015
Hisham Almiraat, a long-time author and community leader at Global Voices will face trial in Morocco this week on charges of "threatening the internal security of the State."
14 November 2015
13 November 2015
Rumors are circulating that imprisoned Syrian-Palestinian software engineer Bassel Khartabil, also known as Bassel Safadi, has been secretly sentenced to death by the Syrian government.
"...the law that made hijab mandatory in Iran is in part due to your own writings. You are responsible and now that you are in power you must be accountable."
11 November 2015
10 November 2015
In between the rising sea and encroaching desertification, North Africa finds itself in a precarious situation. Here is how three young activists are taking on climate change.
8 November 2015
Vkontakte says it merely geolocated all users with recent activity in Egypt, contacting them on behalf of the Russian government. There was “no additional targeting,” the website explains.
Four young women are planning to make their way to Lesvos, Greece, to help refugees as they land in Europe. Find out why and how you can help.
5 November 2015
Leading clerics have spoken in the past about the need for flexibility given modern necessities, but hardliners continue to use unyielding adherence to Quranic principles as a political tool.
3 November 2015
Iran's Afghan refugee population nears 1 million, with an additional estimated 1.4 to 2 million unregistered refugees living and working in the country.
1 November 2015
At the second time of asking Turkey's ruling party the AKP have recovered their treasured parliamentary majority. What will they do with it now?