Category Archives: Creativity

Creative Strategies of Protest in Syria: Mapping the Virtual Agora

Since the protests started in Syria last year and the large scale ban on foreign journalists, we have been witnessing a wave of disturbing images from inside Syria, caught on camera by brave citizen journalists under great personal risk and … Continue reading

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Things That Still Need to be Said

A year ago, I published the following post on the great Syrian film maker Omar Amiralay on my former blog. I am publishing it again here, because much of what I said then is still relevant and I would like … Continue reading

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Writing the Revolution

On being creative in times of terror How does one put sheer horror into words? And realizing the impossibility of this, how does one go on writing when horror remains at the back of one’s mind? For almost a year … Continue reading

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