Arab Spring

Room, Haida Gwaii among top picks for VIFF this week

Room is a gem, Haida Gwaii a paradise, Remember a well-acted implausibility and Amina Profile recalls an international deception

Why China should still care about a restive Arab World: The SinoFile

There are plenty of Bouazizi's in Beijing.

Legendary Middle East journalist Robert Fisk to speak at St. Andrew's-Wesley Church today

Reporter Robert Fisk has offered up blunt truths about the often war-torn region.

Egypt's chronic public service nightmare leaves citizens by wayside

Train, car crashes and a building collapse lead Egyptians to wonder who's watching out for them.

Beijing celebrates Egypt revolution two years later: The SinoFile

Some keywords remain blocked, but Chinese authorities seem to see the Egyptian Revolution as a cautionary tale against itself.

The Egyptian revolution: activist Nadeem Abdel-Gawad reflects on Egypt today

Last year, Nadeem Abdel-Gawad was preparing to graduate from the American University in Cairo. He was also about to return to Tahrir Square for the first anniversary of Egypt’s revolution. “Either we...

Hacktivists to the rescue: Random Hacks of Kindness

Hackers in Vancouver are coming together for the common good on November 30. Will you be there?

Talking with Moroccan free speech activist Maria Karim, a day before her trial

A voice of Morocco's democracy movement speaks to VO the day before her trial.

Tahrir Square: the making of an Egyptian revolutionist

Nadeem Abdel-Gawad hopes to attend his college graduation in Cairo next month. But that depends on what happens in Tahrir Square this week.

Baird says no new UN Security Council campaign after historic Canadian loss

After Canada's defeat last year, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says the country will not mount a new campaign for a seat on the UN Security Council.