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Inside the refugee camp on the streets of France

21 Oct 2013 / in Al Jazeera English

Calais, France – Tents straddle a disused railway line. Seven are filled with Syrians – four sleeping in one tent, the canvas scruffy and torn. When it rains, they get drenched. But this makeshift Syrian refugee camp isn’t in Jordan or Lebanon – it’s in France. “There was an old factory. We were staying there to […]

Sentenced to death

26 May 2012 / in Al Jazeera English

My latest contribution to The Listening Post on the Syrian citizen journalist who was given the death penalty for speaking to the media.

Syria: Video, spin and propaganda

11 Feb 2012 / in Al Jazeera English

An interview for The Listening Post on Al Jazeera English.

The message from Damascus

06 Nov 2011 / in Al Jazeera English

An interview for The Listening Post on Al Jazeera English.

Al Jazeera English – Syria blog hoax

17 Jun 2011 / in Al Jazeera English

An interview for The Listening Post on the Syria blog hoax.

Syria – keeping the story alive

19 May 2011 / in Al Jazeera English

An interview for Al Jazeera’s Listening Post.

Shouting for freedom

11 Mar 2011 / in Al Jazeera English

SAKHR AL-MAKHADHI – Two teenagers are enjoying the end of their summer holidays as they prepare to leave home for the first time to start university. It is a scenario that is played out across the world. But for Bayan and Ezat, their decision to leave the Occupied Golan Heights to study in Damascus will have […]

Jewish directors challenge Israel

02 Nov 2009 / in Al Jazeera English

Sakhr Al-Makhadhi – A series of controversial Israeli films are provoking outrage and plaudits in equal measure at the London Film Festival. The best documentary award has gone to one of the year’s most controversial films. Defamation is a polemic by Israeli filmmaker Yoav Shamir. In his expose of America’s Anti-Defamation League (ADL), he claims anti-Semitism […]

Syrian rappers hop to controversy

25 Sep 2009 / in Al Jazeera English

Sakhr Al-Makhadhi – A group of young Syrians have just released the country’s first rap album and walked straight into controversy. Sham MCs, a collective of nine rappers, and their debut album Crossword has provoked more than a few cross words in Damascus. This is the modern crashing head-on into the traditional. The album launch was […]

London calling

26 Aug 2008 / in Al Jazeera English

Sakhr Al-Makhadhi – After one of the most impressive modern games, the Olympic flag has been handed to London, marking the start of the four-year countdown. The British capital took centre stage with an eight-minute presentation to the world during Beijing’s closing ceremony on Sunday. The five-ringed flag was handed from Beijing’s mayor to the president […]