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Katharine Ganly

Brought up in the UK and France, a graduate of Arabic and Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London.
Has lived and worked happily in Europe, Malaysia, Syria and Egypt.
Katharine has currently returned to study as a graduate medical student at University of Nottingham, UK.

She thinks that if we all knew a bit more about each other, we would treat each other better.

Katharine tweets rather sporadically here

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Latest posts by Katharine Ganly

Aleppo: Urban Exploration

“It’s amazing to feel like a tourist in your own city, to get to see a place many call home, to know that Aleppo means different things to different people.”...

Palestine: Autumn in Gaza

Lina, who blogs at Live From Gaza gives us a view of the brooding autumnal sky from her window.

Saudi: Female-only hospitals

American Bedu discusses the idea of female-only hospitals in Saudi Arabia. Read the blog post and the numerous comments on it here.

Lebanon: TV Shows on Homosexuality Create Buzz

"A gay killer has the passion of a woman and the aggression of a man," states Zaven Kouyoumjian, Lebanese host of Siree Wenfatahet, a program broadcast by Future TV and...

Lebanon: This morning in Beirut

Shalabieh finds a strange pair of eyes watching her from her neighbour's Beirut balcony.

Palestine: Family Matters

Palestinian writer Khulud at Life in Fragments blogs about the “importance” of coming from a respected family in obtaining a job offer, and how she would rather be recognised for...

MENA: The Bigger Picture Behind Eden Abergil's Facebook Photos

When ex-Israeli soldier Eden Abergil's Facebook photo album "IDF-the best days of my life" was revealed to contain pictures of her posing mockingly alongside blindfolded Palestinian detainees, the blogosphere was...

Jordan: Reema, We Refuse to Let You Die in Vain

A 35-year old mother of three was shot by her husband during her sleep in Jordan. The reason for this murder? Her husband believes that his wife was a "victim...

Jordan: Royal Conversations

What would a confidential meeting between King Abdullah of Jordan and his extended family be like? Mab3oos gives us a fly-on-the-wall view in this humourous post, the first of a...

Beirut: 10 things to do under $10

Think visiting Beirut is expensive? Shalabieh at Shalabieh's World gives us suggestions for 10 things to do in Beirut for under $10. See the ideas, and maybe add your own...

Jordan: An Ode to the White Plastic Chair

“My dear white plastic chair: without you, the world wouldn’t be the same,” Roba at And Far Away writes an ode to the ubiquitous white plastic chair, complete with photos...

Lebanon: Hiking from Rachaya Al Wadi to Ain Ata

Rami at +961 details his hike with footprints nature club, a 4-hour cross-hill trek from Rachaya to Ain Ata, Lebanon. Read more and see photos in this post.

Morocco: Petitioning for the decriminalisation of homosexuality

Moroccans are petitioning for the decriminalisation of homosexuality by the repeal of article 489 of the Moroccan Penal Code, which criminalises “lewd or unnatural acts with an individual of the...

Lebanon: Felesteen 2.0

Felesteen 2.0 is setting up a series of new blogs as part of their social media project. The new bloggers are residents of the Shatila camp, ranging from 14 –...

Lebanon: “Looks like Beirut” Award

Lebanon News: Under Rug Swept periodically awards the “Looks Like Beirut” Award “in recognition of the work done to keep the overused, worn-out, tired cliché “…looks like Beirut…” alive. It...

Israel: Conviction of “rape by deceit”

Sabar Kashur, an Arab resident of East Jerusalem, was charged with rape for posing as a Jewish bachelor in order to seduce a woman. He has been convicted to 18...

Egypt: The Beginning

“Welcome all to ‘Bedayaa‘ (which translates to ‘The Beginning’ in Arabic) a long-awaited project, a special place for gays and lesbians in the Nile Valley- Egypt and Sudan”: A new...

Lebanon: Don't kill your language!

Is the Arabic language being murdered? Dany Awad comments on a new awareness project taking part on the streets of Beirut, imploring passers-by not to kill their language. See photos...

Baghdad: Interior Ministry raids beauty parlour

Iraqi LGBT reports on a raid on a Baghdad male beauty parlour, resulting in the arrest of five gay men. Iraqi media reported the parlour raided was used for prostitution;...

Saudi Arabia: Maysoon Azzam is “not a robot”

Why was Al-Arabiya newsreader Maysoon Azzam laughing when reading the news? Saudi Jeans wonders what tickled the newsreader, and why her explanation of the outburst was removed from Al-Arabiya's website...

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