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Raseef22

An Arabic language media standing at the intersection of identity, democracy and social justice.

Latest posts by Raseef22

A century of Etel Adnan: a mountain who leaves behind mountains

With colourful palettes, careful strokes and moving poetry, mountains were sensual beings in Adnan's artwork, regarded in confluence with the skies and earth, erupting in volcanoes.

Song on Algerian radio show brings Christian minority's plight to the fore

"I’ve faced many obstacles...it is very hard to tell people in Algeria that I am a Christian."

Belly dancing class in Kuwaiti ladies gym stirs uproar, prompting government intervention

The gym, located in the northern city of Al-Jahra, infuriated its conservative and tribal residents who saw belly dancing classes as violating their traditions and values.

Lebanon's LGBTQ+ community dreads a bleak future amid harsh present

Amidst discrimination, oppression and intimidation for their sexual identity, LGBT members avoid expressing political views for fear of being picked on by authorities, security forces or militias.

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