As part of the SISMEC Presents interview series, I sat down with Mariwan Hama as he shares his experience investigating human rights abuses in the Gulf kingdom of Bahrain, touching on nation’s security complex, geopolitical context, changing ethnic configuration, and current political events. Hama spent five days earlier in the year visiting Bahrain for HRW, documenting the ongoing struggle for democracy in a repressive regime successfully tempering their Arab Spring. For more information, read the report from the HWR team’s investigations including [...]
Working with Murphy Woodhouse, Josh Morgan, Corey Ramirez and Nigar Fatali, I’ve been busy putting together a new multimedia platform for our Los Deportados project. Featuring small video-biographies of most of our interviewees, a long-form article, and our trailer, we hope to build deportados.arizona.edu into a powerful medium to broadcast the voices of deportees caught in a pitiless political and economic system. Thanks for your support and listening – and let’s keep talking.