Radio HAKAYA – حكايا

Brush&Bow are proud to announce the launch of a new podcast series based in Lebanon funded by Lush and Open Society.

Listen to the trailer here

Since September 2018 Brush&Bow has been working in Lebanon, producing podcasts on stories of life and displacement amongst Syrian, Lebanese and Palestinian communities in Akkar, north Lebanon.

The first series will be released in January and February 2019, on a weekly basis.

Each episode is an interview reflecting the current socio-political climate faced by Syrian refugees and their host communities, as the pressure rises for refugees to return to Syria. The aim of the series is to represent a mosaic of testimonies and memories on the life of Syrians in Lebanon, giving a platform to first-hand opinions. The diversity of characters in the series is meant to provide an overall picture made of discordant and contrasting opinions, reflecting the complexity of a multi-layered reality on the ground.

All recordings are taken, translated and edited with the help from members of the local community, some of which are integral collaborators of Radio Hakaya’s editorial team.

All podcasts are produced in both Arabic and English.

Sequence of podcasts:

Podcast #1 Um Saleh: Life under ISIS

Podcast #2 Abu Mohammed: From Revolution to War

Podcast #3 Khaled & Randa: Exploitation in Lebanon

Podcast #4 Tony Abbod: The Mayor of Minyara

Podcast #5 Majdi: A Palestinian Perspective

Podcast #6 Hussein: Beyond Sectarianism

Podcast #7 Rayan: Woman in War

All names have been changed to protect the anonymity of participants. The views and opinions published on these podcasts are the participants alone and do not reflect the opinions of Brush&Bow.

Editorial Team:

Interviews and Editing: David L. Suber & Roshan De Stone

Sound Editing: Yoseph F. & Banan Abdelrahman

Illustrations: Hannah Kirmes-Daly

Translation: Ayman S. & Bassel A.W

English Voices: Yara Asmar & Mike Ayvazian

Work in Progress