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Al Jazeera debate at Frontline Club descends into shouting match

A debate at London's Frontline Club on the future of Al Jazeera and media freedom in the Mideast, following calls for the closure of the network by seven Arab countries, did not go to plan.
from Index on Censorship on Jul 21, 2017.

The crazy bravery of the Syrian phone fighters

'City of Ghosts' is an immensely powerful and disturbing documentary about the Syrian citizen journalists who came together in the group Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently.
from Daniel Nelson on Jul 20, 2017.

From birth to death, poor countries' gift to Europe

The action in 'Bodies' takes place over nine months, and that's not a coincidence because the play is about a British woman so desperate for a baby that she and husband are paying £22,000 to a surrogate mother.
from Daniel Nelson on Jul 16, 2017.

This should have been a slicker city

You pick up some fascinating facts in the new Museum of London exhibition about cities, but overall it feels like a missed opportunity.
from Daniel Nelson on Jul 14, 2017.

Yarl's Wood women – the time of their lives

'Welcome to Yarl's Wood' says the detention centre's warmly inviting website, under a photograph of six laughing women obviously having the time of their lives.
from Daniel Nelson on Jul 8, 2017.

Museum takes on Syria and the war sparked by graffiti

A Syrian family loads their few remaining belongings into a taxi. The young son is wearing a party hat. Dad has a pen clipped to his neat shirt.
from Daniel Nelson on Jun 29, 2017.

There's no argument - he's an Indian who enjoys arguing, quietly

'The Argumentative Indian' is the title of a book by Indian academic Amartya Sen ("No famine has ever taken place in a functioning democracy") but a documentary of that name about Sen is determinedly undisputatious.
from Daniel Nelson on Jun 24, 2017.

Asif Khan serves up a slice of northern English life

It takes a brave man to write a play set in a garage run by British Muslims of Pakistani origin which tackles the impact of the grooming of girls in Rochdale.
from Daniel Nelson on Jun 21, 2017.

Holocaust: the survivors' stories

It sometimes seems as though there's nothing left to say about the Holocaust, but of course there always is. 'Destination Unknown' is the latest proof.
from Daniel Nelson on Jun 16, 2017.

Photographing Libya's slave market

Libya is a slave market run by militias and privately armed groups: that's the stark verdict of Mexican photographer Narciso Contreras.
from Daniel Nelson on May 22, 2017.