When she was nineteen years old, Damascus-born Ala’a Basatneh put together a long-distance revolution from her home in Chicago. Inspired by the social-media-fueled revolts in Tunisia and Egypt, Ala’a used her Facebook and Twitter networks to orchestrate protests with journalists and activists inside Syria. As the Syrian civil war exploded, Bashar al-Assad imposed a media […]
Photojournalist (and Wisconsin’s own) Jenna Pope helps us try to make sense of the chaos in Turkey.
The Monday Buzz continues its updates on protests around the world with Syrian journalist Abdulrahman al-Masri.
Young Syrians try to escape their war-torn homeland for a better life. Alice Su tells their story as they arrive across the border in Amman, Jordan.
This week your host Sabi Atteyih plays from Abdel Halim Hafez’s “The Cup Reader.” Arab-American news updates include the “Burqa Bandit” in San Diego, Rashida Tlaib‘s run for Michigan state senate in 2014, Thomson Reuters Foundation’s survey on the state of women in the Middle East and an update on Damascus. Sabi also covers “Detroit […]
Last August, when the Buzz last talked with Sharif Abdel Kouddos, he told us that despite the bloodshed and chaos in his country, he still had hope for freedom in Egypt. Since then, the situation has gotten even more convoluted. As we enter the fourth month of the military takeover of Egypt, with former President […]