Mid-East Junction - Where vegans have been leading the way for centuries
In this month's Mid-East Junction, we delve into the culinary delights across the region that have been miles ahead of the vegan trend for decades, even centuries in some cases.
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Mid-East Junction - Oud for thought
In this month’s podcast, we’re going to take a break from politics. And social anxiety. And uprisings and laws.
Because the Middle East doesn’t just make headlines.
It also has a sensitive musical soul.
And this side to the region often comes out in the musical instrument the oud.
Or the oriental lute.
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Mid-East Junction - The power of radio during British-mandated Palestine
On 30 March 1936, the Palestinian Broadcasting Service hit the radio waves.
The new service, referred to as PBS, catered to the growing population in British-mandated Palestine that included Palestinian Arabs, Palestinian Jews and the British.
In this month's Mid-East Junction, we take a look at the short life of the PBS and the role it played in airing culture, news and social programmes aimed at all the three different audiences.
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Mid-East Junction - Freedom at any cost: Saudi woman escapes to France
In this week's Mid-East Junction, we meet Julia*, a young woman who escaped her life and marriage by force in Saudi Arabia to find freedom in France.
She, like hundreds of others of women caught in the oppressive male guardianship system in the kingdom, are choosing to risk everything for a life where a woman is respected and ultimately free to make her own decisions.
*Her name has been changed for security reasons
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Mid-East Junction - Retracing Bahrain's activism
On December 31st, Bahrain’s high court upheld a five year jail sentence against human rights activist Nabeel Rajab.His sentence was in response to posts he made on social media in February of 2018 accusing the government of torture and criticising Saudi Arabia’s air strikes in Yemen.
Campaign groups around the world called his sentencing "political persecution” and “utterly outrageous". For a small country, however, his case is not exceptional. In this week's Mid-East Junction we take a look at Bahrain and look behind the headlines to get a better idea of what's happening in the tiny Gulf state. You can read more about it here