Media Theorised

Roland Barthes: How to read the signs in the news

French philosopher Barthes would have seen the TV screen as a cultural text - there to be read, interpreted, decoded.

Music

Emel Mathlouthi's journey through music and revolution

Tunisian singer-songwriter whose songs soundtracked the 2011 Arab awakening joins The Stream to showcase her new album.

Emel Mathlouthi's journey through music and revolution

Asia Pacific

New Zealand: Indigenous filmmakers decolonising cinema

First Merata Mita, now other Kiwi artists are changing the silver screen.

New Zealand: Indigenous filmmakers decolonising cinema

Talk to Al Jazeera

Ballet dancer Isaac Hernandez: Changing Mexico through the arts

The first Mexican lead principal at the English National Ballet believes that dance can help build a better country.

My Ethiopia

Behailu Wase: Ethiopia's Cafe Society

Exploring the making of a political satire show offers insight into the growing pains of Ethiopia's new democracy.

AJ Impact

Of course Iran has 'girl gamers', but they face unique barriers

Women make up 35 percent of Iran’s gamers, yet many local game centres and tournaments still ban them.

Of course Iran has 'girl gamers', but they face unique barriers

Music

Freedom over exile: Kayem's boundary-crossing hip-hop

Libyan-US musician and campaigner joins The Stream for a special live performance and to talk about his commitment to the land of his father.

Freedom over exile: Kayem's boundary-crossing hip-hop

Saudi Arabia

Nicki Minaj pulls out of Saudi concert over rights concerns

Rapper says she is cancelling her set to show support for women's and LGBTQ rights and freedom of speech.

Nicki Minaj pulls out of Saudi concert over rights concerns

Al Jazeera World

Istanbul: Songs of the City

Exploring the societal and political changes that shaped modern Turkey through Istanbul's diverse music and culture.

Asia Pacific

South Korean singer quits as K-pop sex scandal widens

Spycam videos, which involve men secretly filming women and sharing content, are growing epidemic in South Korea.

South Korean singer quits as K-pop sex scandal widens

Lebanon

British radio DJ Gavin Ford murdered in Lebanon

Gavin Ford, one of the most popular radio presenters in Lebanon, was found dead in his home east of Beirut.

Lebanon: British radio DJ Gavin Ford murdered in Beit Mery home

Middle East

Lana Del Rey postpones Israel concert following backlash

Singer was due to appear at a festival in northern Israel but pulled out of the show following pressure from activists.

Lana Del Rey postpones Israel concert following backlash

Brazil

Netflix series on Brazil's corruption exposes political divisions

New Netflix series has exposed some of the deeper political division in Brazil in advance of ex-president Lula's trial.

Netflix series on Brazil's corruption exposes political divisions

US & Canada

'Love this!': Barbie releasing first hijab-wearing doll

Social media users laud doll as step towards representation but far-right commentators spread Islamophobic hate online.

First hijab-wearing Barbie based on Ibtihaj Muhammad

Opinion

Egypt: Making art public

Street artists seek validity through the public's appreciation, rather than formal art institutions.

Sarah Mousa

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