September 8, 2016
“I wanted to break down the fear. I wanted independent media in Ethiopia.” This, said Endalkachew Chala, is why he co-founded Ethiopia’s...
videos
July 27, 2016
Asmaa Azaizeh and Ala Azzam perform the poem "A Hoarseness in the River's Flow" by Ashraf Fayadh, translated by Mona Kareem below. It's...
Reviews
November 4, 2015
Malik Sajad was born in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian-occupied Kashmir, in 1987. Munnu: A Boy From Kashmir is his first book-...
Opinion
August 13, 2015
Yesterday Ukraine announced that it has banned 38 Russian authored books. The books, which largely concern the ongoing war in Ukraine, have...
Reviews
April 2, 2015
"We who came out of Unit 8200, men and women reservists past and present, declare that we refuse to take part in activities against...
blog
March 26, 2014
Turkey’s slide into authoritarianism appeared to continue last week when a court ruling banned Twitter. The verdict was handed down in...
retrospectives
February 27, 2012
Twenty years ago, in November 1992, Ghirmai Negash delivered “The Freedom of the Writer” as a speech at the then Officers Club in Asmara,...
Reviews
February 1, 2012
A Separation is a gripping family and legal drama written and directed by Asghar Farhadi that stands as one of the best films released in...
Reviews
December 3, 2011
Shirin Neshat’s latest performance is terrifying to say the least. The cheerful camaraderie among the fashionable and artsy crowd on a...