Politics and Society

The new wave of Kurdish migration

Aras Ahmed Mhamad speaks to Kurds about their views on the current migration of Kurdistan’s youth to diaspora, learning about both underlying reasons and expected consequences. Some 5,000 people, mostly young, ...

The Dilemma of Kurdish Dark Tourism

On September 13th 2014, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant launched a major offensive on Kobanî, a canton in Western Kurdistan (Northern Syria). ISIL, as it has been mediated in the media, is an extremist...

The Purloined Identity

Since the war on ISIS has begun in August 2014, the most commonly used word in the Kurdish media is probably “Peshmarga.” After all, “Peshmarga,” as the famous song by Hama Jaza goes, “is the word on the tongue...

36 years of Immortality

“If you cannot serve your nation, at least do not betray them" The immortal words of Nemir Mullah Mustafa Barzani.  The brutal regime of Abdel Kareem Qasim and the fall of the Ottoman Empire sparked a revolutio...

Stubborn enough to resist

It has been a while since I started sharing some thoughts on Medya magazine. Time has shifted forward and many things have changed, but at the same time many aspects of life stays the same, because we are just ...

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