Stories about Middle East & North Africa from April, 2017
Brazilian Graffiti Artists and Young Syrians Are Painting Refugee Camp Walls Together
Brazilian and Syrians are hand in hand on "Painting on Camps walls" of refugee's school camp in Lebanon's Beqaa and more walls of hope inside Syria.
Jailed Emirati Academic Endures Hunger Strike to Protest Ten-Year Jail Sentence
"I have no choice but to go on hunger strike to restore my stolen freedom".
It’s a Small World After All: Into the Deep Podcast
Spend time with someone from a different country or who speaks a different language, and you'll soon realize you have more in common than you first thought.
Gazans Protest Against ‘Massacre of Salaries’ by the Palestinian Authority
Tens of thousands of Gazans are condemning the Palestinian Authority's salary cuts of public and security employees.
A Video Game Offers a Rare Nuanced Glimpse Into the 1979 Iranian Revolution
A new Iranian-designed video game achieves the rare feat of providing an accessible and authentic narrative on Iran’s history without compromising on either content or creativity.
In Turkey, There's No Room for Maybe Anymore
Erdogan got his way - by a whisker - and isn't in the mood to compromise. Neither is the opposition.
‘Children Were Dying Everywhere': A Syrian Videographer Recounts the Al Rashideen Explosion That Killed Over 100
Abd Alkader Habak appears in a photo that was widely shared on social media in which he is running with an injured child in his arms. Here is what happened.
#SaveDinaAli: Activists Call for Release of Saudi Woman Forcibly Sent Back to the Kingdom
"If I go back to Saudi Arabia, I will be dead. Please help me, I am recording this video to help me and know that I am real and here."
So You’d Like to Start Computing in Your Own Language
Twelve tips for free software localization for minoritized and indigenous languages.
Lebanon's King of Comedy Is on a Global Mission to Make Everyone Laugh at the Same Joke. It's Working.
When Nemr About Nassar told his Arab dad he was going to become a comedian, his response was, "You want to become a clown?"
Voting Is Underway in Turkey's Referendum. What Is at Stake?
The rules of the game may be on the brink of changing in Turkey, in a way that could disproportionately favour the strongest player.
Censorship Undressed: Iranian State TV Cuts Broadcast Mid-Sentence
In an unusual broadcasting flub this week, Iran's official state media network cut off the live video feed of a reporter in mid-sentence, censoring election coverage.
International Scholars Search for Ways to Protect Syria's Ancient Heritage
Melbourne University’s Ian Potter Museum of Art is currently hosting an exhibition that focuses on saving what remains of Syria's ancient history.
Iran's Election Race Sees a Popular President Up Against Ahmadinejad and the Supreme Leader's Favourite Cleric
"In the name of God, I have got election stress. Conditions for moderates have now deteriorated."
Survivors Share Their Stories About the Dangers of Migrating Across the Sahara Desert
"...most migrants wish to forget and move forward with their lives and therefore tend not to share their experience with peers who are still back home."
Iraqi Journalists Face Threats From ISIS, Armed Militias and the State
"As the war intensifies, and the number of armed groups and their influence in Iraq grows, the pressure on Iraqi journalists will increase.”
Sisi's Visit to the White House Met with Controversial Reactions in Egypt
On the chessboard of Egyptian politics, Sisi's relations with the United States is no small matter. But how are Egyptians reacting?
How a Kurdish Conservationist Is Protecting the Persian Leopard in War-Torn Iraq (Video)
In the mountains of northeastern Iraq’s Kurdistan region, wildlife conservationist Hana Ahmed Raza and a team of researchers with Nature Iraq are working to protect the ghost-like Persian leopard.
Two Years After Violent Raid, A Lebanese Town is Still Without Mobile Internet
Since August 2014, residents of the Leabnese northeastern border town of Arsal have been without access to mobile internet.
The Syrian Regime Is Waging a War of Documents on Syrians
Authorities have withheld or complicated the issuing of death certificates, school diplomas and passports as punishment to Syrians who don't walk the regime line.