Tagged: war

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Shaped By War: An Iraqi Journalist in Dubai

Although it was not his original intention to become a journalist, war and life in general somehow pushed Ali Al Shouk in that direction. After a decade of being a reporter first in Baghdad and now in Dubai, it is journalism that has become his natural calling. On today’s program we hear from Ali on Iraq, war, migration, and the role of the media in this part of the world.

Graves in Bosnia. Photo by NeonMan on flickr.

Lamija Tanović: The Journey from Yugoslavia to Bosnia

MP3 Audio [43 MB]DownloadShow URL Lamija Tanović grew up in a Yugoslavia with a quality of life that makes today’s Bosnia look like another planet. A time where values such as education, cooperation, and participation were essential. An era that...
 

Sarajevo Train Station, May 2013.

Kurt Bassuener: Bosnia 101

MP3 Audio [29 MB]DownloadShow URL “People here are a whole lot more rational than they give themselves credit for.  They all think they are more moderate than the norm; they don’t realize they are the norm.” Kurt Bassuener has been...
 

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Ahmad and Karam: A Syrian Message for the World

MP3 Audio [29 MB]DownloadShow URL In 2011 Ahmad and Karam, two university students from Deir ez-Zor took to the streets as part of the mass protest movement demanding an end to the regime of President Bashar Al-Assad.  Their protest was...
 

Friends in Istanbul. - April 2013

Syria Comes Closer

I have been silent over the past 2 weeks, trying to process a recent journey and an experience that had a profound impact on me. Although it would seem there are several ways to tell this story, I will start...

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The Refugee Church of Amsterdam

At the beginning of this winter, as I prepared for the great journey to North Africa, here in Amsterdam I heard about a group of asylum seekers who were living in a tent camp somewhere in the city. Despite my...