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Gaming industry's labour force has had a year of reckoning.

Music

'This is big': Indian singer on Obama's 2019 music list

Former US president sets up a bright year for 'heartbreak' singer who figured in his annual list of favourite music.

India: 'Cold/mess' singer Prateek Kuhad on a high after Obama nod

Arts & Culture

Going once? Original Batman and Robin costumes going to auction

Worn by actors Adam West and Burt Ward, both outfits together could fetch $200,000 when bids come in next month.

Going once? Original Batman and Robin costumes going to auction

Arts & Culture

Qantas backs legal action against will.i.am over racism claim

US singer said on social media he was racially targeted by an airline attendant, who he identified by name.

Qantas backs legal action against will.i.am over racism claim

Media Theorised

Noam Chomsky: The mass media machine

According to Chomsky, media operate through 5 filters: ownership, advertising, media elite, flak, and the common enemy.

Media Theorised

Edward Said: The politics of stereotypes in news

Think of 'Orientalism' as a lens. Use it when you read the media: Spot stereotypes. Decode fictions. Unlearn myths.

Media Theorised

Stuart Hall: Race, gender, class in the media

Hall gives us the tools to understand how media representation is always imbued with ideology - and how to resist it.

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