Middle East In Review

Youth dance at a local wedding in Salam City, a suburb on the outskirts of Cairo Thursday, March 5, 2015. Since the 2011 uprising, the music of “Mahraganat,” Arabic...

Youth dance at a local wedding in Salam City, a suburb on the outskirts of Cairo Thursday, March 5, 2015. Since the 2011 uprising, the music of “Mahraganat,” Arabic for “festivals,” has emerged from and spread through impoverished communities, where local musicians play, especially during weddings, their auto-tuned beats and songs that tackle social, political and cultural issues. (AP Photo/Mosa’ab Elshamy)

Vedat Xhymshiti; is an independent journalist and war correspondent. He has reported on a number of Middle Eastern conflicts from the Arab Spring in 2010 to the current Syrian civil war. He has been published in various media including Der Spiegel, NY Times, TIME, Paris Match, Le Monde ect. He is specialized in International Relations and Diplomacy. Xhymshiti is also a print media critic, a columnist for the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, and founder of THEFrontliner.net

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