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The social media platform TikTok has become an essential tool for millennials to creatively comment on global phenomena. Through whimsical and playful takes, Arab creators have been able to bridge gaps with the diaspora over their shared identities.
Palestine journalism
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States of Journalism series: Our coverage of Palestine is unique because it is honest, integral, and gives a 360-degree view of the situation, rather than politicised snippets of events. Our secret recipe? Telling the truth.
The Half-Blooded Moroccan
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Ethnically mixed children are often stuck in a kind of limbo, unable to fulfil the 'authentic' traits of their parent's heritage. In her blog piece, Yasmina Achlim flips the script on authenticity and compels us to embrace our heterogenous makeup.
Women party
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The New Arab catches up with the founder of Club CakeFace – a safe space for Muslim women to let their hair down and party.
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Over-romanticising one's heritage has a number of pitfalls, not least trying to reconcile past feats with present persecution. For one British-Indian, this process of identity has been made harder by an ever-shrinking public space for Indian Muslims.
Ms Marvel
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The glass ceiling that has blighted Muslim actors and actresses is on its way to being shattered after the resounding triumph of Disney's Ms. Marvel. We've profiled five of our favourite binge-worthy shows that prominently feature Muslim characters.
ORAMAN TAKHT, IRAN
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Hawraman, one of Iran's last isolated treasures, has recently been designated by UNESCO as one of its World Heritage Sites. Complete with millennia-old culture and stunning landscapes, the region has an infinitely rich depository of Kurdish heritage.
Hunza Valley, Pakistan [Getty Images]
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Despite being largely forgotten by global travel guides, Pakistan has some of the most beautiful landscapes on earth. Such surroundings have brought forth a host of wellness retreats, which have birthed new and sustainable forms of tourism.
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By exploiting its comparative advantage, China's fashion industry has manipulated Arab influencers into buying and promoting their products. Little do they know that these products are often linked to Uyghurs imprisoned in concentration camps.
Refugee storytelling
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The ability to recollect memories is vital to ensure that shared identities and traditions are not lost. For refugees, storytelling and writing have become essential lifelines to keep their spirits alive and tell the world of their trauma.