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  • Φωτογραφίζοντας τη Μέση Ανατολή Εν Καιρώ Ειρήνης

    Φωτογραφίες που μας υπενθυμίζουν ότι πίσω από τα δελτία ειδήσεων υπήρξαν κάποτε και καθημερινοί άνθρωποι με κανονικές ζωές.

  • Turkey Really Doesn't Want Gay People to Have Sex

    Last month Turkey's government banned Grindr, which is just the latest manifestation of the country's widespread homophobic censorship. But gay activist groups are fighting back.

  • Sudan's Government Isn't Going Down Without a Fight

    The antiregime protests that have swept Sudan for the last week are at a crossroads, with the fervent optimism of the previous days giving way to somber reflection and shock that over 50 people are believed to have died.

  • The VICE Podcast - Redefining Revolution in Syria and the New World Order

    This week on the podcast, Reihan Salam speaks with Hamid Dabashi, author of The Arab Spring: The End of Postcolonialism, about the shifting power tectonics in the Middle East and its reverberations in the West.

  • Activists Find No Place on Egypt's Streets

    In the heat of a Cairo summer, the battle lines have been drawn. In the tense standoff, Abdelazim Fahmy, better known as Zizo Abdo, finds no room on the street for revolutionaries like himself. I met with Zizo at a downtown Cairo café, where we were a...

  • Libya Is Getting Better and Better for Teenage Arms Dealers

    Clashes have broken out in Libya between militias as they clamor for power. A metaphor for Libya's infatuation with violence can be found in the changing of the wares for sale on Tripoli's Al Rashid Street. Innocuous fireworks have been replaced by...

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  • VICE Speaks with Gigi Ibrahim About Violence in Egypt

    We video chatted with Gigi Ibrahim, a prominent activist in the Egyptian revolution, to try to make sense of everything that's been happening in the country.

  • On the Ground in Cairo at the Muslim Brotherhood Headquarters

    Since Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi took office, the Egyptian economy has erupted, with the Egyptian pound valued at the lowest it’s ever been in history. Unemployment and incidents of sexual assault are on the rise. On the one-year anniversary of...

  • This Woman’s Dad Was Tortured and Imprisoned in Bahrain

    Maryam Al-Khawaja was in the United States when her phone rang. Back in Bahrain, her native country, a government crackdown on the massive prodemocracy uprising was proceeding at a ferocious pace. The president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights...

  • Molly Crabapple’s 'SHELL GAME' Opens Tomorrow in NYC, You're Invited

    I've spent the last year making nine giant paintings about the rebellions of 2011: the Greek riots, Occupy Wall Street, Arab Spring… I interviewed dissident Tunisian bloggers, drank with Athenian anti-fascists, got arrested by the NYPD, and live...

  • Bahrain’s PR Campaign Is Doomed to Fail

    Bahrain could solve its image problem by welcoming reform and not committing gross human rights violations. But clearly that’s not on the table, so the repressive regime is spending millions on PR and inviting journalists to its brand new Formula...

  • The Former President of Tunisia Is Selling His Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and Dolce & Gabbana Suits

    When Tunisia's former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled the country last year, he left behind Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Escalades, and loads of other valuable toys. The current government's "commission on confiscation" has now made a modern...