Media Influence on Arab Spring

written by Jelena Spremo, Serbia

The Arab Spring was a revolutionary wave of demonstrations, violent and non-violent protests that changed the face of the North Africa and Middle East from 2010 onwards. The first spark was lit in Tunisia, and in the next few years it spread throughout the region, bringing downfall to regimes in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen, and affecting a number of others, including Jordan, Syria, Morocco etc.

Young Syrians rap in Berlin

written by Deutsche Welle, Germany

Jailed for his activism in Syria, the rapper Abu Hajar and his band Mazzaj Rap are pursuing their fight for justice in Berlin. They’ve found freedom of expression in the city – but also face humiliation as refugees…