Telling migration: a challenge for journalists and activists

Are we actually under siege? Is Europe overwhelmed by refugees? If we look at figures, they will tell us the opposite. Nevertheless, the current mainstream narrative about migration (from politicians to media) is partly telling us that we are somehow under siege. By Daniela Sala It is of course a simplistic and sometimes racist narrative. … Continue reading Telling migration: a challenge for journalists and activists

What I Have Learned From Living Together With Muslims In Europe For a Year

This story is part of a series menac publishes in cooperation with Mvslim.com During the past ten months I was fortunate to study and live together with Muslims from Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia at the College of Europe in the generally not so Islam-friendly Poland. By sharing thoughts with them, my perception of the world … Continue reading What I Have Learned From Living Together With Muslims In Europe For a Year

Inclusive Media – Call for participants

About the training: “Inclusive Media: Rethinking Journalism Conditions for Women Across the Middle East” is a five-day training for 20 female journalists from Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, hosted in Amman, Jordan. The training takes place from August 1- 5 2016 (arrival on 31st July, departure on 6th August). “Inclusive Media” is a … Continue reading Inclusive Media – Call for participants

Gherbtna: Information is power for refugees

We talked to the founder of Gherbtna, an innovative news platform for Syrian refugees in Turkey. Mojahed Akil, a Syrian refugee himself, was one of the first programmers who understood how to code humanity out of a humanitarian crisis. Our author talked to him about how Gherbtna is craigslist, Air-bnb, BBC news and Google maps … Continue reading Gherbtna: Information is power for refugees

What is like to be a young photo reporter in Palestine?

Interview with Ahmad Talat Hasan, a 22-year old freelance photographer from Nablus. by Theodosia Gkournelou Being a journalist or a photo reporter is stressful. Sometimes it is also dangerous. When you are a journalist who constantly reports from a conflict zone, then you are always in danger. So the question is, why do you choose … Continue reading What is like to be a young photo reporter in Palestine?

“You’re ISIS, you’re all ISIS!”: Why We Need To Talk About Islamophobia

This story is part of a series menac publishes in cooperation with Mvslim.com Over the years, Islamophobia has increased to alarming levels as Muslims face the potential threat of religious persecution. It was no surprise when my mother mentioned, “Today, a woman at work looked at me and said ‘You’re ISIS. You’re all ISIS.’” Hearing … Continue reading “You’re ISIS, you’re all ISIS!”: Why We Need To Talk About Islamophobia