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Raseef22

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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Meet Saudi women who dazzled sports scene before being allowed into stadiums

Meet Saudi women who dazzled sports scene before being allowed into stadiums

While Saudi Arabia's decision to allow women into stadiums further involves them in sports, a host of female Saudi athletes have already been raising eyebrows…

Is Tunisia "an Anomaly" in the Arab World's Experience with Democratic Change?

Is Tunisia "an Anomaly" in the Arab World's Experience with Democratic Change?

The Arab Spring was, arguably, the most important revolutionary moment in the Middle East’s modern history. It began in Tunisia with Mohamed Bouazizi’s self-immolation in…

Painful Facts About the World’s Largest Open-Air Prison

Painful Facts About the World’s Largest Open-Air Prison

A few days ago, Haaretz published an article by the Israeli author, Rogel Alpher, in which he warns Israelis that it should be of no…

Five Inclusive Mosques for Women and Queers

Five Inclusive Mosques for Women and Queers

In 2015, a report titled "The Digital Islamic Services Landscape: Uncovering the Digital Islamic Services opportunity for the Middle East and the World" estimated that there…

A New Berlin Mosque Bans Women Wearing Niqab

A New Berlin Mosque Bans Women Wearing Niqab

A place that takes ibn Rushd and Goethe for its own name. The liberal mosque is located in a hall within the Protestant church of…

Does Censorship Whet People’s Appetites for Information?

Does Censorship Whet People’s Appetites for Information?

As tensions between Gulf states reached new peaks following the fake news on leaked statements by Qatari leader Emir Hamad bin Hamad al-Thani, a wave…