Moudhi Al-Johani: The Saudi Women’s Rights Activist You Need to Know About

Moudhi Al-Johani: The Saudi Women’s Rights Activist You Need to Know About

  The video above documents the journey of Moudhi Al-Johani, a brave Saudi women’s rights activist. Moudhi started as an anonymous women’s rights activist, but after she managed to escape her country, she has come out to help other women -particularly Saudis.   “I cannot return to Saudi Arabia because I’ll either be arrested and be […]

An Open Letter to Egypt’s Sisi Haters

An Open Letter to Egypt’s Sisi Haters

Dear Wannabe Che Guevara, Just so we’re clear, what you’re about to read is not a staunch defense of a man, but rather, it’s a staunch defense of common decency. You’ve probably seen the hashtag about Field Marshal El Sisi and enjoyed it and rolled with it and used it quite a few times in […]

Egypt’s Youssra El Hawary Nominated for Honesty Oscar

Egypt’s Youssra El Hawary Nominated for Honesty Oscar

Ahead of the Academy Awards next week, U.S.-based ONE and Accountability Lab are holding their own awards competition called the Honesty Oscars 2014, which honor creative works that address global anti-corruption. Their third category for “Best Activist Anthem” spotlights the power of music in protest and includes Egypt’s own Youssra El Hawary for her song […]

Why Egypt’s Activists Are Clueless

Why Egypt’s Activists Are Clueless

A few weeks ago I wrote an article about activists and their immense shortsightedness. Naturally, as is the case with most of the stuff I write, it was spur of the moment, offensive in its candor and bluntness. And, I would do it all over again, if I had to. On a more constructive note, […]