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 […]
More Protests and Another Crackdown in Turkey
Photojournalist (and Wisconsin’s own) Jenna Pope helps us try to make sense of the chaos in Turkey.
Internal Conflicts Hamper Syrian Opposition
The Monday Buzz continues its updates on protests around the world with Syrian journalist Abdulrahman al-Masri.
Syrian Refugees Seek New Life in Jordan
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.
Reuters Poll Ranks Plight of Women in Middle East
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 […]
Shifting Allegiances and Chaos in Egypt
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 […]