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Society

A Beautiful Game in Iran?

Persepolis FC Tehran and Esteghlal are the two biggest football clubs in the country. The Iranian regime has come to view football as a useful tool, a circus for the masses.

 

Football fans in Iran
Not only local fisherman suffer from the predrying of Lake Urmia: Salt and dust also severely affect regional farms and their farmland.
Interview with Ecologist Naghmeh Mobarghaee

Severe sandstorms, record-breaking heatwaves: Iran is experiencing climate change. Ecologist Naghmeh Mobarghaee explains how Iran’s largest inland body of water nearly disappeared, and the role of environmentalism in Iranian society and politics.

Libyans Barred Refugee Status in Egypt

Egypt is home to around 5,200 Libyan families. Most of them fled their country during the 2011 uprisings. Lately Expatriates are facing a rise in bureaucratic hurdles, making life in Egypt increasingly harder for them

A Lybian School in Egypt
Islam in Belfast
Muslim life in Northern Ireland

Life in Belfast’s small but tight-knit Muslim community.

Taking chances
Bottom-up Development

Access to basic supplies remains a crucial issue for millions. Social entrepreneurs from around the world aim to tackle these difficulties and find creative solutions.

zenithTALK - Amel Karboul

Dr. Amel Karboul is a social entrepreneur, businesswoman, author and politician.

zenithTALK - Belabbes Benkredda

Belabbes Benkredda is an award-winning social innovator and the founder of the Munathara Initiative, the Arab world’s largest online and television debate forum highlighting voices of youth, women

Participants at the 2016 Civic Education Conference (CEC) in Hammamet in Tunisia
Connecting Arab Civil Society

Organisations promoting civic education in the Arab world often face difficult working conditions. Connecting MENA NGOs with one another, and with NGOs in Europe, helps spread expertise and resources.