Business for Peace Award

Issue #1802

Report

Many stores in Sana’a specialize in selling cassettes with religious songs that support specific political and religious groups in Yemen. (cdn.ndtv.com)

The politics and business of religious songs in Yemen

Published on 24 July 2014 by Dares Al-Badani in Report

“The other day I went to buy a cassette with religious songs and was surprised when the vendor asked me whether I am associated with the Houthis, the Islah Party, or any other party so that he could pick an appropriate song for me,” says Omar Abdulaziz Naji, a 28-year-old resident of Sana'a.

Ramadan in Bani Matar

Published on 24 July 2014 by Luca Nevola in Report

How the Houthis disrupted a community’s social fabric

An increasing numer of visitors use the steps, open spaces, and green areas surrounding the Saleh Mosque as a park.

The contested space of Saleh Mosque

Published on 24 July 2014 by Mohammed Al-Khayat in Report

The Saleh Mosque in Sana’a is a highly contested space, both politically as well as culturally.


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