Like-minded souls in Salt of This Sea.

The silver screen behind the Spring

Feature films can tell us much about the cultural background to recent events in North Africa and the Middle East. Malcolm Lewis has been watching some of them.

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NI 446 - Nature's defenders - October, 2011
Letter from Cairo: the struggle for a free press

Letter from Cairo: the struggle for a free press

The independent press has gained strength from the revolution, writes Maria Golia.

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NI 445 - Pakistan - daring to hope - September, 2011
What is a 'true Egyptian'?

What is a 'true Egyptian'?

There may be no easy answer, but identity has become an obsession, discovers Maria Golia, among a people in turmoil.

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NI 444 - The changing face of masculinity - July, 2011
A stitch in time saves... Illustration: Sarah John

A stitch in time saves...

Maria Golia’s tailor has the currency markets stitched up.

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NI 443 - The far right gets respectable - June, 2011
Bearing witness Illustration: Sarah John

Bearing witness

Maria Golia savours a moment of extraordinary clarity for Egypt.

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NI 441 - China - makers of the miracle - April, 2011
Capturing the moment when protestors at Tahrir Square learned that Mubarak was finally standing down.Yannis Behrakis/ Reuters

When people rise up...

As the ripples of rebellion spread through the Arab world, what’s next for democracy?

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NI 441 - China - makers of the miracle - April, 2011
Cognac and horse sweat Illustration by Sarah John

Cognac and horse sweat

In the name of research, Maria Golia meets a man with an unusual mission.

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NI 437 - Humans vs. Nature - November, 2010
Letter from Cairo Illustration by Sarah John

Letter from Cairo

Maria Golia meets the man with the eyes of a caged god.

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NI 436 - A wake-up call for democracy - October, 2010
We will be heard! A protester from the April 6th Youth Movement at an anti-government demonstration.Tarek Mostafa / Reuters

Crackdown in Cairo

Egyptian politics heats up over Mubarak succession

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NI 433 - Deported! What happened next? - June, 2010
Illustration by Sarah John

The return

An overseas trip lets Maria Golia see her hometown in a new light.

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NI 428 - Welcome to Copenhagen! - December, 2009
Wealth in abundance

Wealth in abundance

'Make do and mend' is a time-honoured Egyptian talent, discovers Maria Golia.

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NI 425 - Where have all the Bees gone? - September, 2009
Hossam Bahgat talked with Alasdair Soussi.Photo by: The Washington report on Middle East affairs

Hossam Bahgat

Hossam Bahgat is one of Egypt’s most prominent and effective human rights campaigners. He explains why things are getting worse in his country.

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NI 424 - Surviving change in the Arctic - July, 2009
Shake and sway

Shake and sway

Maria Golia ponders Egypt’s attitude towards sexuality.

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NI 423 - China in charge - June, 2009
Illustration: Sarah John

A hold-up at the bank

Maria Golia tackles taboos about money in Cairo.

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NI 413 - Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil - July, 2008

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
Nature's defenders October, 2011
Pakistan - daring to hope September, 2011
The changing face of masculinity July, 2011
The far right gets respectable June, 2011
China - makers of the miracle April, 2011
China - makers of the miracle April, 2011
Humans vs. Nature November, 2010
A wake-up call for democracy October, 2010
Deported! What happened next? June, 2010
Welcome to Copenhagen! December, 2009
Where have all the Bees gone? September, 2009
Surviving change in the Arctic July, 2009
China in charge June, 2009
Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil July, 2008
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