Reinventing Democracy Begins in Cyprus Mountains

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

The Best Short Stories from the Mediterranean

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

Journalism in Egypt remains a Crime in 2016

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

The Cut

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

The West and the rest?

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?