Menac team member Agnija Kazuša was one of the twenty young people from different countries of Europe who gathered in the picturesque resort city Platres at the mountains of Cyprus to participate in the first meeting of an innovative global project called "Reinventing Democracy in the Digital Era". During a week-long workshop that took place from 7th … Continue reading Reinventing Democracy Begins in Cyprus Mountains
Nearly half a year ago, MENAC launched a cooperation with the European Institute of the Mediterranean and its annual short story contest A Sea of Words. This cooperation has allowed us to publish 14 short stories written by young aspiring writers from all over the Mediterranean. Throughout the journey, we have gone through all kinds of realities; we have … Continue reading The Best Short Stories from the Mediterranean
Will the lollipops always grow on Sundays? Now that the brother is getting married, his sister is pondering over the memories and time spent together when as kids they were playing in the lollipop fields. Is it the passing time that seems terrible to her or the loss of connection and feeling of isolation? Their … Continue reading The Lollipop Fields
The case of photographer Mahmoud Abu Zeid by Basma El Mahdy Menac-member Basma El Mahdy about the press freedom in Egypt and the case of Mahmoud Abu Zeid, an Egyptian photographer who has been imprisoned without any charges over two years. Back in August, the international community was shocked by an Egyptian court ruling, that … Continue reading Journalism in Egypt remains a Crime in 2016
Eleni, a Greek-Cypriot singer, has crossed the border to perform on the Turkish occupied side of Cyprus. An article appears following the concert, which deems her a traitor. “Why did she have to go there? Couldn’t she sing over here? She was entertaining Turks. She let herself be photographed. Doesn’t she understand the situation?” How … Continue reading The Cut
Opinion piece by Katarzyna Mortoń Our contributor and menac-founder Katarzyna Mortoń on the Western perspectives on terrorism after the Paris attacks. Have we understood yet our responsibilities in a global world? Today some may think that what is predominantly relevant in countering terrorism is whether Western industrial nations bomb Daesh's positions in Syria. Unfortunately current … Continue reading The West and the rest?
Brussels based beautician works ten hours a day to take care of other people's beauty. One day, her regular customer Mrs Sonata tells her that before taking care of others, we need to take care of ourselves – that's the only way the world moves forward. Has the beautician ever thought about it? Hasn't she always … Continue reading Beautician