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Hadani Ditmars
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Hadani Ditmars is the author of Dancing in the No Fly Zone: a Woman's Journey Through Iraq. A former editor at New Internationalist, she has been reporting from the Middle East for two decades.

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Parviz Tanavoli and his triumphant Lions of Iran

20 July, 2017

Blog: Tanavoli's exhibition in Tehran offers a rich, complex take on his nation's history, notes Hadani Ditmars.

There's no shortage of Middle Eastern Wonder Women

28 June, 2017

Blog: Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman may have stormed the box office, but more real-life super-heroines are fighting for justice every day, writes Hadani Ditmars.

A Syrian reunion

28 June, 2017

Blog: A family reunion wasn't the retreat Hadani Ditmars had been hoping for.

Islamophobia in Canada undermines national mythology

25 June, 2017

Blog: Anti-Muslim hate crimes are on the rise across Canada despite a recent anti-Islamophobia motion passed by the Canadian parliament in March.

Fire in Babylon: Ignoring flames at our peril

16 June, 2017

Undermining public safety in the name of cutting costs ties London to Baghdad and beyond, writes Hadani Ditmars.

Jihad for Civilisation, from the Tigris to the Thames

08 June, 2017

Blog: The parallels between life in Iraq and the UK can be striking, writes Hadani Ditmars.

'Is it politics or theatre?' Occupational Hazards raises questions

02 June, 2017

Theatre: Based on the memoirs of Rory Stewart, a British politician appointed governor of an Iraqi province after the 2003 invasion, the play is thoughtful and timely, writes Hadani Ditmars.

Islamophobia and terror: two sides of one coin

23 May, 2017

Blog: Terrorism is us, and the sooner we connect our shared experiences of oppression, the less power we give to the twin ideologies of hatred, writes Hadani Ditmars.

Parviz Tanavoli and the Lions of Iran

19 May, 2017

Blog: A timely exhibition is more than a timely exploration of the history and soul of a nation, writes Hadani Ditmars

Blame Canada: No blood for milk or lumber

11 May, 2017

Blog: Trade deals are tricky things, and the only thing worse than being an enemy of the US is being a former ally, writes Hadani Ditmars.

Global drama and duelling arias herald politics' opera season

10 May, 2017

Blog: Opera buffa, the comedy of yesteryear, may yet shine a spotlight on today's political farces, writes Hadani Ditmars.

France's elephant in the room: A brutal, cinematic reminder

24 April, 2017

Blog: Over 20 years since the cult classic 'La Haine', police brutality and racial segregation are worse than ever. Hadani Ditmars looks to French cinema for the real story.

Hadani Ditmars
Hadani Ditmars

Hadani Ditmars is the author of Dancing in the No Fly Zone: a Woman's Journey Through Iraq. A former editor at New Internationalist, she has been reporting from the Middle East for two decades.

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