1000 Thousand Splendid Suns from Beirut :) A young Journalist but also a translator as a hobby ….a Gypsy and traveler in my dreams
My blog : http://thaliarahme.arablog.org/
Latest posts by Thalia Rahme
A Tribute to Yemeni Cuisine: Culinary Traditions in Ramadan
If Yemenis are divided over plenty of issues, they are at least united over Sambosa, an appetizer stuffed with beef and vegetables, during Ramadan.
Suspended Algerian Satirical TV Show Vows to Make a Comeback Online
''Eldjazairia weekend'' an Algerian satirical TV show, co-hosted by GV contributor Abdou Semmar, was suspended from air on April 24, due to political pressure.
Mapping Lebanese Journalists on Twitter
Mustapha Hamoui, aka @Beirutspring is mapping the presence of Lebanese journalists on Twitter. For that he is compiling a list with their Twitter handles. The list includes non-Lebanese journalists who also report on the country. You can access the Google doc or update it here.
Discover Yemen through its Literature: Six Contemporary Authors Worth Reading
On Arabic Literature in English, M. Lynx Qualey presents six contemporary Yemeni authors worth discovering. She points out: As you might expect from a troubled nation with relatively little modern literary output, there aren’t many translations of Yemeni work available in English. However, there are some, as several Yemeni authors have received regional...
Debunking Media Myths About the Houthis in War-Torn Yemen
The conflict in Yemen is often portrayed by the press as a battle between Sunni and Shia Islam, with the Houthis militia being lumped into Shia Islam. That's incorrect.
Şanar Yurdatapan's Museum of Crimes of Thought Takes Aim at Growing Oppression in Turkey
Sanar Yurdatapan, renowned Turkish composer, song-writer and activist talks about his Museum of Thought Crimes online initiative, which aims to document violations committed by government against pro-democracy forces in Turkey.
All Set for Global Voices Meetup in Beirut, Lebanon, on November 26
Our next Global Voices Meetup is scheduled for November 26 to take place in Beirut, Lebanon. Please join members of our GV community for this special gathering.
This Virtual Museum in Lebanon is Winning Censorship Battles
Thalia Rahme reports on the state of censorship in her country Lebanon, through an interview with those behind the Virtual Museum of Censorship.
6 Things You Wanted to Know About Cameroon but Were Afraid to Ask
Who are Cameroon's big names? Do English speakers and French speakers get along? Gaelle Tjat, based in Douala, gives a colorful portrait of her homeland.
A Culinary Tour of Eid al-Adha Dishes Enjoyed Across the Middle East
Muslims mark Eid al-Adha celebrations with a feast. Thalia Rahme brings us some traditional and not so traditional recipes prepared by Muslims across the Middle East on that day.
Introducing the Women's Rights Campaigning Info-Activism Toolkit
The toolkit is a new resource to help activists equip themselves to run effective campaigns. It is now available in four languages.
An Election Film Week in Lebanon to Say #NoToExtension of Parliament Term
What better than the seventh art to mobilize? In another effort to push for Elections in Lebanon and prevent an extension of the Parliamentary term #NoToExtension, Lebanese NGO Nahwa Al Muwatiniya (meaning Towards Citizenship) held an “Election Film Week”. Six works from Chile, Iran, China, Ghana and the US, varying between documentaries...
Why Activists Sent 128 Tomatoes to Every Single Member of Lebanon's Parliament
Fearing that lawmakers will once again extend their term without elections, Lebanese are saying #NotoExtension in protests on and offline.
A Syrian in Brazil: An Interview With Global Voices Contributor Rami Alhames
From Syria to Brazil, from engineering to activism and finally Global Voices, Rami Alhames has an interesting story of his own to tell.
How a Local Newspaper in India Is Empowering Rural Women to Write About Their Communities
Khabar Lahariya is an award-winning rural weekly newspaper published in local languages and run by 40 women. We spoke with editorial coordinator Poorvi Bhargava to find out more.
Moroccan Hackers Attack Mauritanian Government Sites
A group of hackers calling themselves the “Moroccan Secret Agent” have succeeded in breaching and seizing control [ar] of several Mauritanian governmental websites. The group defaced the websites with slogans insulting the Mauritanian president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, and his Algerian counterpart, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, calling the two heads of state “enemies...
Mauritania and the Presidential Elections
Presidential elections are planned for June 21 in Mauritania. Many opposition groups have already said they would boycott the elections, whose results are evident even before votes are cast.
Why Chadian Students Braved Arrest and Stormed Their Embassy in Algeria
Hisham Almiraat interviews blogger Makaila Nguebla about student leader Issa Kelei's arrest and the condition of Chadian students in Algeria.
Two Activists Arrested During Electoral Crackdown in Algeria
Mohand Kadi and Moez Benncir had the misfortune of sipping a coffee on a terrace at the same time as opposition movement Barakat! staged a demonstration ahead of presidential elections.
Mauritanian Police Clamps Down on Black Protest
On May 4, 2014, Mauritanian police broke up [ar] a massive gathering in Nouakchott. People were commemorating [ar] the return of a group of Mauritanian blacks [ar] from Senegal in 2008 [en] , after being subjected to forced displacement in the aftermath of the bloody events [en] which occurred between 1989 and 1991. On April...
Algeria's Opposition Report Threats, Intimidation Following President's Reelection
An amendment to the country's constitution had allowed President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has been in power since 1999, to run again.