Items by Anjuman Rahman
- February 1, 2024 Anjuman Rahman
An award winning journalist, Gunness was UNRWA spokesman between 2007 and 2020 and a BBC correspondent for 25 years. He is founder and director of the Myanmar Accountability Project, a legal initiative which brings criminal prosecutions against war criminals in the Myanmar junta....
- January 26, 2024 Anjuman Rahman
On the 109th day of Israel’s genocidal war against Gaza, Palestinian photojournalist, Motaz Azaiza, who has been documenting the harrowing impact since the outset, finally unclasped his press vest, allowing himself a moment to breathe. With eyes lowered, a trembling breath and a hesitant smile, the exhalation seemed restrained –...
- January 19, 2024 Anjuman Rahman
Family of missing doctor in Gaza: ‘Till now, Dr Saleh’s phone rings, but no answer. We have no clue of his whereabouts.’
'Before the soldiers came for them, he would tell us of the very difficult conditions they had to endure such as the limited food and water. There was no room to sleep. He would have to go down to the basement in the storage and lay something on the...
- December 23, 2023 Anjuman Rahman
“Nobody wants to be living in camps, it’s a place you are forced to settle in when you have no options but to do so,” says One Young World Ambassador
In the vast expanse of the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya, where dreams seem to wither in the face of adversity, Deng Dak Malual’s story exemplifies resilience, education and the transformative potential within refugee communities. Originally from South Sudan, Deng Dak has spent nearly 17 years in Kakuma, navigating the...
- December 17, 2023 Anjuman Rahman
Meet the Jewish Doctor navigating the interplay of health and politics in Palestine and Israel for a brighter tomorrow
“Health, as we all know it, is political but the word politics is never used,” according to Dr Norbert Goldfield, the Jewish founder of the non-profit organisation, Healing Across the Divides (HATD), based in Northampton, US. In Palestine, this interplay between health and politics has led to catastrophic consequences. First...
- December 11, 2023 Anjuman Rahman
Zara faces severe criticism for a campaign resembling the genocide in Gaza. The campaign, posted on Zara’s social media accounts, featured statues with missing limbs amidst a backdrop of rubble, with mannequins wrapped in shrouds. Calls to boycott Zara intensified as social media users demanded accountability for...
- November 26, 2023 Anjuman Rahman
Representative of the Palestinian Journalists' Syndicate (PJS), Shuruq As'ad, says no one could tell the story of Gaza better than Palestinian journalists living there because they want to see change and humanise the Palestinian experience....
- November 20, 2023 Anjuman Rahman
It has been more than a month since Israel launched its forceful ethnic cleansing campaign in Gaza in response to the Al-Aqsa Flood Operation initiated by the Palestinian resistance. Since then, the occupying state has been repeating its fabrications and misinformation, not only to rationalise its actions in Gaza but...
- November 10, 2023 Anjuman Rahman
Gaza doctor at Indonesian Hospital: ‘Come and see, you won't find tunnels and bombs, you will only find our people dying.’
The war in Gaza has had a devastating impact on the region’s healthcare system. The ongoing Israeli attacks on hospitals, in addition to homes, shelters and schools, have been a hallmark of the war. At least 16 out of the 35 hospitals in Gaza are no longer operational, and 51...
- October 31, 2023 Anjuman Rahman
Many of the Palestinians displaced in the Gaza Strip are taking shelter in overcrowded UN schools. A lot of them are mothers and children who left northern Gaza and Gaza City for the south due to Israel’s bombardment of residential areas. The result, said Futna Khalifa, is a “health...
- October 20, 2023 Anjuman Rahman
Two weeks into Israel's relentless campaign of bombing the Gaza Strip have left Eman Basher no longer able to convince her son that the lights and sounds in the sky are just fireworks and there is no reason for him to be scared. ...
- October 12, 2023 Anjuman Rahman
As the Israeli offensive against the occupied Gaza Strip enters its sixth day, reports of intense bombings of apartment buildings, schools, hospitals, and commercial establishments continue to flood in....
- October 9, 2023 Anjuman Rahman
At the break of dawn on Saturday, the Gaza-based resistance initiated Operation Al-Aqsa Flood, commencing with a barrage of rockets and infiltrating towns surrounding the besieged enclave. It said the surprise attack was in response to the storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque in Occupied East Jerusalem and increased Israeli settler violence. In...
- October 6, 2023 Anjuman Rahman
Israel weaponisation of water against Palestine is not just a strategic move, it is a crime against humanity
The universal human right to water, ensuring “sufficient safe, acceptable, physically accessible and affordable water for personal and domestic uses” is a principle upheld by international conventions. However, in the Occupied West Bank, this right is systematically violated through Israel’s targeted assaults on civilian water infrastructure. Just last week, Israeli...
- October 1, 2023 Anjuman Rahman
A group of Palestinian students in the US have filed a civil rights complaint against their university for 'anti-Palestinian racism' after they protested a university trip to Israel and occupied Palestine. The students say staff at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) banned students with 'Arab-sounding names' from open...
- September 22, 2023 Anjuman Rahman
Meet Sarah Essam: An Egyptian woman and International Ambassador for Football alongside David Beckham
Sarah Essam never shied away from blazing her own trail. Even as a young child, her passion for football burned bright, defying the expectations of the girls around her who weren’t interested in the sport. At just 16, Sarah, who hails from Egypt, first made history in 2017 when she...
- September 20, 2023 Anjuman Rahman
For the co-author of Tamimi's autobiography, meeting the outspoken Palestinian was an emotional rollercoaster...
- September 18, 2023 Anjuman Rahman
Social media ignited with fury as users vented their outrage at Mowalola Ogunlesi, the brand designer behind Mowalola, for unveiling a new mini-skirt featuring the Saudi Arabian flag at London Fashion Week. During the brand’s Spring 2024 collection showcase, Ogunlesi entertained the audience with mini-skirts sporting designs of flags from...
- September 17, 2023 Anjuman Rahman
When readers meet Ahed Tamimi in the electrifying opening of her new memoir, “They Called Me A Lioness”, she is only three years old, being strip-searched by Israeli prison guards in the biting cold after hours of travelling, since the crack of dawn, to be finally allowed to visit...
- September 17, 2023 Anjuman Rahman
Choreographing Palestine Resistance: Palestinian Artist Ahlam Shibli's powerful message at São Paulo Biennale
The Bienal de São Paulo has set bold ambitions for “Choreographies of the Impossible,” the theme of this year’s exhibition exploring how visual artists employ diverse creative practices to scrutinise the seemingly overwhelming contemporary issues, including the elimination of violence, inequalities and the pursuit of complete freedom. The biggest artistic...
- September 1, 2023 Anjuman Rahman
Last week, a post criticising Israel’s far-right national security minister was shared by Palestinian-American model Bella Hadid on Instagram, an account with 60 million followers. The 26-year-old supermodel reprimanded Itamar Ben-Gvir for his televised remarks, which included his assertion that his rights held more significance than those of Palestinians residing...
- August 27, 2023 Anjuman Rahman
After 20 years, Dr Aafia Siddiqui 'was a living corpse, she looked drained and scalded, and in so much pain'
Pakistani neuroscientist and mother of three, Aafia Siddiqui, was abducted from Pakistan in 2003; activists believe she was held by the US in the notorious Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan and tortured because of her alleged links to Al-Qaeda, links her family says she does not have and claims which...
- August 9, 2023 Anjuman Rahman
Bringing Palestinian talent onto the international arena means not only training and honing in on skills, but also navigating Israel's oppressive occupation and its repercussions on the team's mental health ...
- August 1, 2023 Anjuman Rahman
Fans around the world are urging 32-year-old American pop superstar Christina Aguilera to cancel her upcoming performance in Israel due to the Israeli government’s escalation in its forced displacements of Palestinian communities. “Shalom Israel, I’m so excited to finally make my way to Tel Aviv, this’ll be my first performance...