A murder in Syria reignites the debate about so-called ‘honour killings’
Despite legal reforms, the country’s fragmentation and persistent attitudes about women and girls are a barrier to...
From ‘Tickling Giants’ to making kids laugh: an interview with Bassem Youssef
The Egyptian comedian’s first book for young people tackles bullying, racism and discrimination among immigrant children.
Who’s talking about sex and modern relationships in Arabic?
Sex and relationship conversations in Arabic media are dominated by conservative figures pushing a religious agenda.
Underground Botox: what is essential and what is not during a global pandemic?
COVID-19 might have changed people’s perception of what is considered essential, but the perception of necessities...
The Syrian public and its cinema: funding priorities - Part II
Do Syrian directors or producers have a role in determining the target audience?
The Syrian public and its cinema: A tale of estrangement - Part I
Between stories that tell their daily lives before another audience and films that broadcast the regime’s ideology,...