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.
Blog: London has survived the Romans, the Normans, fire, plague and the Nazis. One man and his knife isn't going to shut down this city, writes Hadani Ditmars.
Blog: An extravaganza of artistic delights await visitors and residents alike this week as a series of cultural highlights take over the sparkling shopping hub.
Mutanabbi Street was a bustling, artistic quarter in Baghdad where Iraqi intellectuals would gather, read and converse during some of the country's unhappiest days.
Blog: A city of contradictions keeps drawing Hadani Ditmars back.
Blog: The attack on the Istanbul nightclub was an attempt to moralise dancing out of existence. Let us waltz to resist such depraved ideas, says Hadani Ditmars.
Blog: Cultural antidotes in a fortnight of terror, reflections by Hadani Ditmars.
Blog: Hadani Ditmars notes that the United States has no monopoly on Trump-esque populist conservatism which targets minorities in a bid to bolster security agencies' power.
Blog: On its final day, the Carthage Film Festival puts the Arab Spring in the spotlight, closing the festival in both hope and despair, writes Hadani Ditmars.
Blog: The latest diary entry from Hadani Ditmars at the Carthage Film Festival tells of an enthusiasm among young film-makers.
Blog: Hadani Ditmars explores the Carthage Film Festival's pan-African roots after enduring a sleepless night due to an all night disco next to her hotel room.
Blog: Opening night at the Carthage Film Festival allows Hadani Ditmars a chance to reflect on Tunisia's arts scene in the wake of the revolution.
Blog: Take to Twitter to raise awareness and urge Canada's government to intervene on his behalf, supporters have been told.
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