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Aisha Aldris

Aisha Aldris

Aisha is a London-based BJTC accredited journalist with a Broadcast Journalism Masters from City University, London. She writes news, feature and in-depth pieces with a focus on social and humanitarian issues alongside culture and the arts.


Areas of focus: social justice, human rights, arts, culture, Arab diaspora, refugee crisis, Muslim news, Syria.

The New Arab Meets: Syrian-American comedian and social media star Nasser Al-Rayess ahead of his US comedy show tour to talk about making Arab culture 'mainstream' and learning to embrace his Arabness after growing up in a post-9/11 America.

08 September, 2023

Thanks to Aisha Desai, the founder of Ramadan Lights UK, London is experiencing a Ramadan like never before, as lights celebrating the holy month illuminate its skies. How did it come about? What makes it so special? Let's find out.

04 April, 2023

France24's suspension of Palestinian journalist Laila Odeh has been met with outrage, after she was accused of "anti-Semitism" by a pro-Israel group.

15 March, 2023

Syrian aid workers say there is not enough machinery and equipment to save remaining quake survivors

16 February, 2023

Egyptian archaeologists and Egyptologists are calling for the return of the Rosetta Stone, which they say was illegally acquired by Britain, where it currently is placed in the British Museum.

25 November, 2022

Displaced citizens in northwest Syria feel hopeful after attending matches at Idlib's newly renovated stadium.

23 November, 2022

The New Arab Meets: Syrian Olympian Swimmer and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Yusra Mardini, to discuss the misconceptions of Arabs, the exploitation of refugees, the white-saviour complex and how accurately the film The Swimmers represents her story.

22 November, 2022

Refugees share their stories in hopes it may trigger greater awareness of their struggles as they continue to deal with their underlying traumas, which could take years to truly resolve.

28 September, 2022

Wales has appointed its first Muslim national poet, Hanan Issa, who says receiving the prestigious title feels 'like a really positive step forward for representation'.

08 July, 2022

In-depth: Local NGOs predict an escalation in child abuse cases this year and say that deteriorating economic conditions and the psychological pressures of war are key drivers.

13 June, 2022