Remembering A Self Taught Afghani Photographer – Shah Marai
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Remembering A Self Taught Afghani Photographer – Shah Marai

  Agence France-Presse’s chief photographer Shah Marai, aged 41, was murdered in a  suicide attack, orchestrated by the radical Islamist group the Taliban. this week in Kabul. Marai was one of nine journalists and 25 people, killed in dual bomb blasts in the capital of Afghanistan, his home country. “This year’s bloody Taliban spring offensive … Continue reading

Autumn Programming – Experimental Music, Middle East and Political Tourism in Palestine
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Autumn Programming – Experimental Music, Middle East and Political Tourism in Palestine

After a month’s schedule suspension, ResonanceFM’s live programming schedule is back! With experimental music from both Tehran and Rasht, Iran and a London event examining the politicisation of tourism in Palestine. Each Wednesday 9-9.30pm, repeating Fridays 3.30-4pm, UK time, (currently GMT+1, or British Summer Time BST) Six Pillars examines the arts and culture of the … Continue reading

World Refugee Day 2016
afghanistan / iran

World Refugee Day 2016

As with last year, June 20th is an international day to push the agenda for displaced families across the world. Currently 2-3 million children are not in education due to war and poverty. Brian Donald, an Europol official, has announced that 10,000 minors who are migrants have disappeared, we actually don’t know what happened to … Continue reading

New Geographies of Discourse – Conference, Dubai. 16-18 April 2-15
afghanistan / History

New Geographies of Discourse – Conference, Dubai. 16-18 April 2-15

Re-Locating Middle East Studies: New Geographies of Discourse The American University in Dubai (AUD) and the British Institute for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) present a transdisciplinary conference, which considers the need to reformulate study of West Asia and North Africa. Could new approaches for studying these regions be best initiated from a Dubai well known … Continue reading

London Event – Persian, Arabic, Somali Poetry at the Bowler Hat
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London Event – Persian, Arabic, Somali Poetry at the Bowler Hat

London Calling Mon 14 July 2014 6.30pm, £8 at Bowler Hat With Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi, Sudan, Caasha Lul Mohamud Yusuf Somalia/ Somaliland, Reza Mohammadi Afghanistan and UK translators of their work; Sarah Maguire, Clare Pollard, Maura Dooley. London Calling showcases the outstanding contemporary poetry of 3 languages widely spoken in London: Arabic, Persian and Somali in … Continue reading