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.

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 would later give way to a terrible war and a dysfunctional plan to create a […]
 

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 working on the issue of Bosnia for over 15 years and in that time has […]
 

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 met by violent reprisals, mass arrests, and soon war broke out and the government undertook […]