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Lara AlMalakeh · November, 2016

I hold a MA in Comparative Cultural Analysis, a Post Graduate certificate in Translation and a Bachelor in Fine Arts. I haven't lived in my home country for over a decade, and now I'm not even sure where home is. The flames that have been eating up the Middle East forced me out of the comfort of ignorance and indifference into the realms of involvement and activism; for which citizen media has been the tool.
I enjoy writing, and to me translation is a form of it. I am interested in documentaries as ways of cultural manifestation, especially those coming from the conflict in Syria. In addition certain topics has become a pressing priority, such as digital rights, combating surveillance and ensuring technology is an empowering tool rather than an exclusionary space.

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Latest posts by Lara AlMalakeh from November, 2016

23 November 2016

Sleeping or Dead – Part 4: “We Declared It a Revolution For Freedom”

The Bridge

"For them our triumphant chants for freedom have been a sort of rape, and now is their chance for revenge."

17 November 2016

Sleeping or Dead – Part 3: Thought is the Crime

The Bridge

"Even if they don’t torture you, the mere act of waiting does. Have they forgotten us? Are we going to stay in here forever? Why haven’t they called us today?"

12 November 2016

Sleeping or Dead – Part 2: Aghiad's Blue Jacket

The Bridge

"He pulls the chain till we are hanging by our hands, toes barely touching the ground. You’re mid-way between sky and earth, presented as a sacrifice of blood."

3 November 2016

Sleeping or Dead – Part 1: “Everything Screams Death”

The Bridge

"An electric current that would be enough to re-power my neighborhood...ran through my body." The first in a six-part series by Sarmad Al-Jilane about his experiences in a Syrian prison.