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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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Multicultural London: Diversity trumps adversity

24 March, 2017

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.

Manufacturing soul: Dubai's emerging cultural capital

16 March, 2017

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.

The Shabandar Cafe: A symbol of Iraq's spiritual condition

04 March, 2017

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.

American Vertigo: Swimming through the promised-land in Palm Springs

27 February, 2017

Blog: A city of contradictions keeps drawing Hadani Ditmars back.

Take this waltz: Dance as resistance in post-Reina days

06 January, 2017

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.

The War on Literalism: From Aleppo to Ankara

22 December, 2016

Blog: Cultural antidotes in a fortnight of terror, reflections by Hadani Ditmars.

Randomly selected: Canada's new anti-terror bill threatens civil liberties

08 December, 2016

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.

Remembering the revolution as curtain closes on Carthage festival

09 November, 2016

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.

New Tunisian scenarios: Reflections from Carthage

07 November, 2016

Blog: The latest diary entry from Hadani Ditmars at the Carthage Film Festival tells of an enthusiasm among young film-makers.

The Carthage Film Festival on very little sleep

05 November, 2016

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.

The red carpets and silver screens of Carthage

02 November, 2016

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.

Free Saeed Malekpour, activists and family urge Iran

03 October, 2016

Blog: Take to Twitter to raise awareness and urge Canada's government to intervene on his behalf, supporters have been told.

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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