Bashar al-Assad’s regime has laid out a blueprint for the reconstruction of Syria. But this rebuilding works towards a social-cleansing agenda, say Syrian architects and urban planners Hani Fakhani and Abou Zainedin. They spoke with Alessio Perrone.
Self-exiled Saudi street artist Ms Saffaa uses murals to portray her home country’s brave women activists. She speaks to Alessio Perrone about creating a different narrative for Saudi women and the important role art plays in her life and in helping to overcome fear.
The Kurdish-Iranian writer has been imprisoned on Manus Island – part of Australia’s notorious asylum detention network – since 2013. But that hasn’t stopped him from writing an award-winning book. Using WhatsApp, Husna Rizvi interviews Behrouz Boochani.
For her work to get justice for survivors of rape by security forces and the police, Soni Sori received the 2018 Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk. She talks to Dilnaz Boga about why the state wants to erase Adivasi identity.
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|The Interview: Michael Fakhri||Democracy on the edge||March, 2021|
|The Interview: Betty Bigombe||The biodiversity emergency||January, 2021|
|The Interview: Iyad el-Baghdadi||A caring economy||November, 2020|
|The Interview: Flavia Mutamutega||Covid-19 lessons from the pandemic||September, 2020|
|The Interview: Sarojini Nadimpally||The Kurds - betrayed again||July, 2020|
|The Interview: Lazinho and Lucas di Fiori||The fight for clean air||May, 2020|
|The Interview: Virginia Pinares||How we make poverty||March, 2020|
|The Interview: Kate Raworth||Borders - Freedom to move, for everyone||January, 2020|
|'Rebuilding' and social cleansing in Syria||China in charge||November, 2019|
|The Interview: Shahidul Alam||Who owns the sea?||September, 2019|
|The Interview: Ms Saffaa||The right to the city||July, 2019|
|The Interview: Behrouz Boochani||How to avoid climate breakdown||May, 2019|
|The interview: Slavoj Žižek||Building a new internationalism||March, 2019|
|The Interview: Soni Sori||Trade in Turmoil||January, 2019|
|The interview: Mike Leigh||The dirt on waste||November, 2018|