Mariam is a multi-talented project manager and creator of digital content. She has over 15 years of experience in the field and in digital areas leading community and gender programmes throughout Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.
Mariam has a Master's degree in Applied Anthropology and Youth Work from Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK.
She contributes to both Rising Voices and Lingua in Arabic with the purpose of increasing Arabic content. She is particularly interested in minority languages and digital rights in the MENA region.
Latest posts by Mariam A.
One-hundred years later: Reflections on Syrian poet Nizar Qabbani's centenary
On the day making Nizar Qabbani's birthday we need to acknowledge that despite differing critical opinions on his poetry, his enduring popularity a quarter century after his passing is indisputable.
The feminist diaspora's role in confronting human rights violations in Yemen
Despite facing numerous challenges, Yemeni women activists in the diaspora continue to fight for peace and justice in their homeland through their advocacy work.
Syria: From the jaws of death to the embrace of fate
Earthquake in Turkey and Syria worsens the 11-year Syrian crisis. Limited emergency response and dire humanitarian crisis in the northwestern region leave people in desperate need of help.
‘This Arab Life': A personal excavation of the ‘silent’ Arab generation
In an interview, author Amal Ghandour discusses her latest book, This Arab Life, and provides a rich and illuminating examination of the Middle East's dynamic past and present.
The Tanabra have made a comeback after 100 years. A decline in Sudanese taste in music?
Rural Tanabra music, fostered by the military after the military coup, has returned to Khartoum at a time when Sudanese desire for the revival of culture in their daily lives.
Cartoonist Kianoush Ramazani: Hope in Iran during turbulent times
Award-winning political cartoonist and activist Kianoush Ramazani offers his thoughts on the Iranian people's resilience during the current demonstrations and the place of political cartoons among other forms of expression.
Rasha Azab and her friends: Seven days off-script for three Egyptian journalists
Three women journalists staged a sit-in to remind the Egyptian Journalists Syndicate of its role in relation to political discourse and freedom of expression under President Abdel Fattah
Young Indigenous women from Mexico and Morocco unite for COP27
Women of Purépecha and Amazigh descent fight for the land of their ancestors and everyone's climate
Egypt faces a human rights crisis as COP27 begins
COP27's agenda is at risk of being detailed by the host nation's deteriorating human rights record and crackdown on civic space.
How Palestinian youth resisted Israeli occupation: With a haircut
A new generation that has become hopeless over the brutal realities of Israeli apartheid now leads the fight. Palestinians express sympathy for those youngsters but also support their resistance.
Kianoush Ramezani: The journey of an exiled political cartoonist
“To be a political cartoonist, you must be a philosopher and observer of your own society and the whole world. We live in a world where something happens every hour."
Cultural diplomacy and political goals: “Cheb Macron's” ode to Algerian gas
Macron's condescending attitude towards Algeria changed to a strong desire to improve relations between the two countries, in the face of a long and harsh winter awaiting Europe.
From death in Syria to quarantine in Madrid
In Madrid, freedom is forbidden for your protection, and in Syria, the deprivation of freedom is designed to make you die a thousand deaths.
In northern Syria, COVID-19 worsens an already dramatic humanitarian crisis
Despite the looming threat of COVID-19, military escalation has re-started in the form of a proxy war in Idlib, leaving peaceful civilians in ever-greater danger.
In Assad-controlled Syria, the official narrative is ‘no COVID-19 cases’
In order to maintain a facade of control, the Assad regime does whatever it takes to deny the presence of COVID-19 in the territories it controls.