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Two Female Filmmakers Are Changing Perceptions of the Middle East

It's not uncommon for the media to be saturated with violence when speaking about the Middle East. This narrative echoes through news outlets around the world when discussing the region's politics. Read More »

5 Episodes You Must See From the Talk Show Changing the Tide in the Middle East

MAKER and Iraqi humanitarian Zainab Salbi is breaking ground with her talk show "The Nida'a Show," translated as "The Calling" — and no topic is off limits. Read More »

This New Book Highlights Iran's Promising Feminist Movement

As an Islamic state that limits its citizen's freedom of speech and expression, it's difficult to uphold Iran as a global model for activism. Read More »