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Benghazi's Banksy by Kelvin Brown

An audio slideshow about one of Libya's new street artists, 22 year-old Ibrahim Hamid. During the four decades that Col Muammar Gaddafi ruled Libya, his official portraits were everywhere. Now that he has been overthrown, artists are revelling in their new-found freedom and turning this tradition on its head. Caricatures of the vilified leader have been painted on walls throughout the country. Hamid, an engineering student, started painting caricatures of Col Gaddafi while he was manning a checkpoint during the revolution.

Bahia Shehab: A thousand times no   

Art historian Bahia Shehab has long been fascinated with the Arabic script for 'no.' When revolution swept through Egypt in 2011, she began spraying the image in the streets saying no to dictators, no to military rule and no to violence.

Nadia Khiari (cartoonist, Tunisia) by Samar Media (English)

Nadia Khiari, a tunisian cartoonist and teacher at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Tunis, was so dismayed by the former Tunisian president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali's response to the popular uprising in January 2011, she started drawing a cat commenting on current events. Her 'Willis from Tunis' series quickly became very popular.

Zoo Project Tunisia

Street art in Tunisia.

Masasit Mati - TopGoon Trailer

This is a trailer for the new Syrian revolutionary puppet series Masasit Mati (TopGoon). Stay tuned for Thursday, November 24, for the first episode.


Ganzeer - What is Social Media?

Interview for the Soliya Network, discussing how Ganzeer as a visual artist is using social media.

Jill Dougherty on graffiti in Tripoli, CNN

A collaborative documentary film by members of the Society for Arab Music Research and the Facebook group "Songs of the New Arab Revolutions."