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Lara AlMalakeh

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

15 May 2015

Under a Shaky Ceasefire, Yemenis Struggle to Stay Connected to the World

Advox

Frequent electricity cuts, bombings and a dire humanitarian situation could exacerbate and completely isolate Yemen should internet and telecommunications services be cut.

26 September 2014

In War-Torn Aleppo, There's No Place Like Home

The Bridge

Displaced, like many Syrians, as a result of the ongoing conflict, Marcell Shehwaro reflects on her ongoing search for home.

5 September 2014

The Funeral That Brought Syria's Revolutionaries to a Church with Red Roses

The Bridge

Christians, Muslims, family members and revolutionary comrades gather at church in Aleppo, Syria for Marcell Shehwaro's mother's funeral. How to make it a space that preserves the dignity of all?