Life on hold – Stories from migrants stuck in Greece

Six hundred tents lie under the sun, on the concrete. This is what the Piraeus port in Athens looked like back in June. by Daniela Sala This article was originally published in Italian in July, feautured by Vita website. Numbers are updated up to June 30th. In late July, Pireaus port self-organised settlement was dismantled and … Continue reading Life on hold – Stories from migrants stuck in Greece

Fighting the new normal in Libya

“Libya is an oil producing country, we shouldn’t be struggling”. This is something you will hear very often in any Libyan discussion about the increasing cost of regular food staples in social gatherings. by PS Team  Libya has the 10th largest proven oil reserves in the world and holds the largest proven oil reserves in Africa. … Continue reading Fighting the new normal in Libya

This Is What Getting Ready For Eid Looks Like Around The World

This story is part of a series menac publishes in cooperation with Mvslim.com It’s that time of the year again! The Eid celebration which Muslims around the globe have longed for  is finally here. Eid season is all about a good balance between worship, quality time, sharing,  and of course dressing up! Whether you have … Continue reading This Is What Getting Ready For Eid Looks Like Around The World

Inclusive Media Day 5: How much risk are you able to take?

With the rise of Daesh and the kidnapping of other freelance journalists and photographers in Iraq and Syria, photographer Alison Baskerville decided to use her military experience to give other freelance journalists hostile environment training. "I completely undervalued my experience in the military. I thought when I left, I am done. It wasn't until I really … Continue reading Inclusive Media Day 5: How much risk are you able to take?

“We need empathy to fight hate speech”

On July 22, 2011 Anders Behring Breivik committed two terrorist attacks in Oslo and Utøya in Norway, claiming a total of 77 lives.   by Theodosia Gkournelou The attacks inspired the creation of the “No Hate Speech Movement” campaign and the mobilisation of activists and partners against hate speech. Activists and supporters of the Council … Continue reading “We need empathy to fight hate speech”

“Stories are told by survivors” 

As women living in a conflict affected area, sharing our stories is more important than ever before. by Hajer Elmahdi Because somewhere out there, someone needs that story. Someone, by reading that story will be a completely different person. That story may give them hope, or comfort, or the sheer sensation of not being alone. … Continue reading “Stories are told by survivors” 

Arzu Geybulla: Don’t be afraid, don’t get silenced or intimidated

Meet Arzu Geybulla, one of Inclusive Media project trainers! The count down for our training about “Inclusive Media: Rethinking Journalism Conditions for Women across the Middle East” which will take place in Amman has started and we would like to introduce you one of our trainers, Arzu Geybulla. Arzu is a regional analyst and correspondent. … Continue reading Arzu Geybulla: Don’t be afraid, don’t get silenced or intimidated