Citizen journalists report Syria conflict to world

Much of Syria has become a no-go zone for foreign correspondents, leaving locals to fill the void. Malek Blacktoviche was once a Java software programmer in Aleppo, Syria's commercial capital and largest...

Project Exile: Escaping Syrian torture in France

"If you have your camera hanging on your neck, or in your bag, it's like carrying a gun." When the Arab Spring erupted in Syria in July 2011, Syrians, like other people across the Middle East at the time,...

Spanish filmmaker documents abuse of Iraqi Christians

A new documentary gives voice to those persecuted by the Islamic State If Aida had known the severity of the storm that was about to come down on Qaraqosh, she would have fled her home at the same time that...

Turkey’s tense poll

Fighting with the Kurds and ISIS terror are just the beginning of Turkey's problems Whatever government is formed after Turkey’s Nov. 1 parliamentary election, it will confront a country in the midst of a...

Intimidation still norm for Iran correspondents

Despite halting progress for foreigners, outlook for local journalists is still grim Iran has made international headlines in recent months for high-stakes nuclear talks with the U.S. and its support for...
Turkish people shout slogans against the murder of a woman as they hold a picture of Ozgecan Aslan who was raped and killed by three suspects in Mersin city, during a demonstration in Istanbul, Turkey, Feb. 14, 2015. (EPA/SEDAT SUNA)

Turkish woman’s murder spurs movement

Attack on bus rallies women against widespread violence Ozgecan Aslan was the last rider on a minibus in the city of Mersin in southern Turkey. But instead of taking the 20-year-old to her stop, the driver...

Israel’s hawkish new normal

Israel's right capitalizes on shifting views of electorate The surprisingly strong showing for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud and other right-of-center parties in Israel during elections this...