As friends in Paris, Beirut and Baghdad reach out to tell me they are safe after recent attacks by Islamic State (IS), a myriad of thoughts and images run through my mind. Huge obscenities and small graces alike. I…View More Paris Attacks: Requiem for the Nameless
From the anti-terrorism bill, Charlie Hebdo and William Schabas’ resignation to Ontario’s new sex education curriculum, ethnic media covering the Arab world has had its hands full. Here’s a look at the top five headlines…View More PULSE: Arab World – What You Didn’t Read in the Mainstream
#JeSuisCharlie #IAmBaga Both powerful hashtags. Both ways for people all around the world to express public outcry over the mass killings of people in France and Nigeria respectively. But, only one garnered millions of social…View More Boko Haram: Where is the Global Outcry?
The Charlie Hebdo massacre and subsequent hostage-taking and murders at the Paris kosher supermarket were supposedly in retaliation for the blasphemous manner in which the satirical publication portrayed Muhammad, the seventh century common era prophet…View More Nine Takes on Charlie Hebdo: Questions on Free Speech in a Democratic Society
As the Academy Award nominations briefly usurp global terror headlines, I recall how watching events unfold in Paris last week was a somewhat cinematic experience. More often than not, it was a bad B movie.…View More Cinema Verité in Paris: Hope for a Happy Ending