• language

    More than a tool for reflecting what is, language is also a means of producing the real. It also has subversive potential – the ability to speak new kinds of selves, communities and solidarities into being, to resurrect mute narratives and resuscitate those that are running out of breath.

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    The night has a special kind of intimacy. A slower pace, a sense that time is moving in other directions. Places turn unfamiliar in the dark; people look different, do things differently. The night is a pause from life during the day, but also a world entirely of its own.

  • ROUTES-banner-desktop-2

    What alternative Middle Easts have existed, are existing and, perhaps one day, could exist within and beyond differently imagined borders? ROUTES brings together narratives that will (literally) guide readers down forgotten, hidden and potential paths to erased, obscured and proposed Middle Easts.

  • humourr1banner

    From political satire to absurd jokes, from cartoons to stand-up comedy, amidst the political turmoil, humour is taking new forms across the region.

  • fate1banner

    For the first time ever, Mashallah features new fiction from the region: six emerging writers look at the ‘fate’ and potential futures of the Middle East.

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Clément Girardot

Clément Girardot, co-founder of Mashallah News, is a French freelance journalist covering social, cultural and urban issues. He is currently based in France, but often travels to the southern Caucasus… Read more

Karim Mostafa

Karim Mostafa is a photojournalist working for magazines and newspapers, mainly documenting issues relating to society and development. During the last few years, he has worked across the Middle East,… Read more

Salim Salamah

Salim is a Syrian Palestinian blogger, born and raised in the Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees in Damascus, and exiled in Sweden since 2013. Did you know that poetry can… Read more


Libalel is an online artistic diary/documentary of Beirut, produced in 2011. Read more