Culture

Luka Baum
Throughout history, music has always been a reflection of the political or social movements, and Lebanon and its recent uprising is no exception. Yet after the demonstrations came to an end, what is left of revolutionary music? What can music bring in a country where hope seems to be lost for a youth heavily betrayed by its political cartel?
Moustapha Alaasar
Nour Ashour committed suicide by jumping off the 3rd floor of the Cairo office of telecom giant Teleperformance, which in 2021 had a global turnover of over $7 billion. His death triggered a debate about working conditions in these firms which push their employees to the limit with little or no respect for the law.
Farrah Akbik
The same government that subjugated its nation still reigns. That very same government that is slowly being rehabilitated back onto the international stage, with its vast catalogue of human rights violations being conveniently forgotten. A government that made our children orphans and abandoned them to the streets. 
Nayla Rida
I can only imagine what the multiplication of stories and cultural representation can mean for the queer Arab community, who has long struggled to reconcile its two identities in a way that feels safe, but there is no doubt that Ahmad left an immutable legacy to this fight – and he’s not done yet.
Mahdi Mohammad
Over the past 30 years, only 12 Christians players made it into the Egyptian Premier League. A matter of deep-rooted sectarianism? Parents having other priorities? Or a bit of both?
Bunasser Al-Taffar – Lebanese writer and rapper
The son of Douma, who lived through the tragedies and atrocities of the siege, found in his camera a tongue to speak with after terror had taken away his voice.
Rana Mamdouh
Kafka meets Orwell in Egypt’s surreal brave new world, where a like, share or post on Facebook may land you behind bars for “supporting terrorism” or “insulting the regime.” We present five case studies.
Salah Hasan Baban
Kurdish leaders and their supporters are up in arms over a short Iranian movie showing a “weak” Massoud Barzani, while glorifying Qassem Soleimani.
Daraj
An Arab book fair in Sweden sparked widespread criticism after displaying a book that presented anti-Semitic ideas.
Alaa Rashidi
The problematic question that arises when dealing with this disaster is, should we repair the damage and rebuild so that our memory moves on from what happened? Or should we preserve the memories that capture the disaster?
لتصلكم نشرة درج الى بريدكم الالكتروني