What not to wear in Egypt
Roger Anis on 'Closets of Dreams'
For social projects like this, photos can make a difference. Images of harassment that have appeared on social media have been picked up by the media, and the attention has pushed the government to take action, even if only with small changes.
I did this piece on my mobile. I wanted to do something different, as the topic has been covered a lot. At the time, I’d heard from a lot of my female friends, “I have this piece I can’t wear,” or “I can’t wait to go to the beach to wear this dress.” I kept hearing stories like this while chatting to co-workers in the office and my girlfriend, or on Facebook.
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What's personal when you're Syrian?
I am not sure exactly what constitutes “personal” and “public” in a Syrian's normal existence. My friends are the friends of resistance—our lives are intertwined as a result of prison and escape and the memory of our martyred friend. The only person left in my family that I am in touch with is my sister, who was forced to be displaced for security reasons related to me. Her displacement is part of the Syrian hemorrhage to the rest of the world.
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Don't miss these Turkish indie bands
Turkey is a Mecca for Indie music fans. Bands inspired by folk rock, shoegaze, Indie rock and pop flourish here, and there are hidden gems to be discovered in each Turkish city. From the crowded rock bars in Ankara to the outdoor festivals of Istanbul, Turkey offers all the scenes that a music enthusiast could ever dream of. Here are four bands and singers that will take you on a journey through Turkey and its Indie music scenes.
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