Menac launches cooperation with Project Silphium

Meet Project Silphium, bloggers from Libya and new partner on menac. Project Silphium is a platform that allows Libyan women to connect and network in a safe interactive online space. It was founded at the end of 2014,  a time when most international and national non-governmental organisations stopped working as a result of the ongoing … Continue reading Menac launches cooperation with Project Silphium

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

Call for Participants: Journalism & Trauma: How to interview people in distress

A call for participants for the first one-day training in 2016 by the Middle East and North Africa Committee of the European Youth Press. Topic: "Trauma and Journalism: How to interview people in distress".   Reporters are often faced with, and rarely trained on, trauma and distress. They interview rape survivors, victims of accidents and … Continue reading Call for Participants: Journalism & Trauma: How to interview people in distress

My entertainment story about a school mascot became a gender debate

A mistake by my editor got me in trouble. It showed me how dependent I am on them. by Erika Granath In Sweden we have the gender neutral pronomen “hen”. I argued strongly for having such pronomen in every language in one of my writing classes, as I was new at my college in the … Continue reading My entertainment story about a school mascot became a gender debate

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