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A voice inspired by the Arab Spring, Raseef22 is an independent media platform, standing at the intersection between community, identity, democracy and social justice movements. Raseef22’s editorial line adopts local values with a modern perspective, filling a cultural void evident in the Arabic language media landscape.

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On the Refugee Trail—Part III: A Journey to Europe in a Coffin-like Box

On the Refugee Trail—Part III: A Journey to Europe in a Coffin-like Box

Syrian refugee Bahar Nimr worked with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Domiz Camp for three years, before deciding to travel to Europe. Smuggled out in…

On the Refugee Trail—Part II: A Syrian Army Defector Lands in Iraqi Kurdistan

On the Refugee Trail—Part II: A Syrian Army Defector Lands in Iraqi Kurdistan

In a trip that set him up against smugglers and land mines, and cost him his most prized possessions, Suar fled to Iraqi Kurdistan to…

Jahanamiya: A Unique Perspective Through Saudi Women’s Eyes

Jahanamiya: A Unique Perspective Through Saudi Women’s Eyes

Conceived at the hands of a young Saudi woman named Ahd Niazy, Jahanamiya is an online magazine that seeks to serve as a collaborative space for…

On the Refugee Trail—Part I: ‘I Dream of Reuniting My Family in Syria Again’

On the Refugee Trail—Part I: ‘I Dream of Reuniting My Family in Syria Again’

It was not the first time that Najah left her home in Syria, nor the first time that she was forced to leave. But the…

On the Politics of Food and the Origins of Ice Cream

On the Politics of Food and the Origins of Ice Cream

In his book Physiologie du Goût (The Physiology of Taste), French lawyer and politician Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin was one of the first thinkers to shift…

The Queen of Sheba: The Virgin Mother and King Solomon’s Lover

The Queen of Sheba: The Virgin Mother and King Solomon’s Lover

The Queen of Sheba: the myth that regenerates with every epoch. The story of the Queen of Sheba inspired the people of Yemen to tell…