Yemen is a country of contradictions, often in the news for the wrong reasons. It is a country of great beauty, where people are kind and hospitable but where poverty is also rampant and where political violence is part of everyday life. Yemen has also been effected by the Arab spring, and it saw thousands […]Read more
“In the last two years the youth of Azerbaijan have woken up from a long a sleep.” Young photo journalist Mehman Huseynov shares his views and experiences.
Mehman Huseynov is only 21 years old. Yet he has already won several prizes for his photo journalistic work, including ones given by the US State Department, Freedom House and the World Movement for Democracy. Unfortunately even at this young age he has also had to experience what many other journalists have had to go through in […]Read more
Kuwaiti singer Dax on his way to becoming a “pop prince”, one of many talented young Arabs who are making western culture their own.
A talented 20 year old Kuwait has hit the Kuwait art scene with a bang. Talal K Salem, better known by his stage name “Dax” is currently at the senior high school level at Abdullah Mubarak School. Dax’s love of English music has made him famous and almost an icon in his school. Many of his friends and […]Read more
The appearance of young men wearing red shoes may not be something to write about in many western countries. But in conservative Azerbaijan, where until recently wearing anything that was not black was considered somewhat risqué, this new trend reflects a quest for liberation by a generation that has started questioning all the certainties of the […]Read more