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Articles by Stefan Simanowitz

FiSahara: the world's most remote film festival

The festival offers refugees and international guests excitement and windows into forgotten worlds, writes Stefan Simanowitz.

  • December 15, 2016
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One man’s attempt to unseat the Prime Minister

Stefan Simanowitz recalls the story of Reg Keys and a very special 2005 election campaign.

  • May 7, 2015
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Reporting Syria: can we expect honesty from international media?

Recent coverage shows that lessons from Iraq have been forgotten, says Stefan Simanowitz.

  • September 6, 2013
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Syrian war spills into Lebanon

Stefan Simanowitz reports from Baalbek and Tripoli on fears that life for locals and refugees will become less secure.

  • June 3, 2013
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Iran? Yes you can!

Ahead of this weekend’s talks between Iran and the P5 + 1 countries, Stefan Simanowitz intercepts a letter from George W. Bush to President Obama.

  • April 12, 2012
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Africa’s hidden hunger

Chronic malnutrition fails to capture headlines, but is no less devastating for that, says Stefan Simanowitz.

  • February 17, 2012
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Prospects for peace in Western Sahara

On the eve of a ninth round of UN-sponsored negotiations, Stefan Simanowitz assesses the chances of a resolution of the conflict in Western Sahara.

  • February 8, 2012
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Egyptian fugitive ex-minister exposed at London lecture

Despite being wanted by Interpol, the former Egyptian finance minister, Youssef Boutros-Ghali, is spotted at a lecture in London, reports Stefan Simanowitz.

  • January 11, 2012
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Egypt’s unfinished revolution

Stefan Simanowitz reports on the mood surrounding the elections in Cairo.

  • November 29, 2011
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Suspicions remain over Iran's nuclear ambitions

Stefan Simanowitz argues the IAEA’s latest report, while increasing mutual distrust, is neither a smoking gun nor a game-changer.

  • November 9, 2011
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Inside Occupy Wall Street

Stefan Simanowitz spends a week with the protesters in New York.

  • October 14, 2011
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Western Sahara: no territory for old conflicts

Actor Javier Bardem this week called on the UN to end human rights abuses in the former Spanish colony, reports Stefan Simanowitz from New York.

  • October 6, 2011
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A new dawn? Western Sahara and the Arab Spring

Jeremy Corbyn MP and Stefan Simanowitz look at the prospects for a resolution of one of the world’s longest running conflicts.

  • September 14, 2011
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Iran's Spring on hold

Stefan Simanowitz comments on the weakening of Iran’s pro-democracy Green Movement and the tensions over the country’s alleged nuclear ambitions.

  • June 17, 2011
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Storytelling under the desert sky

Stefan Simanowitz reports from Tindouf, Algeria, where the world’s remotest film festival took place last week.

  • May 12, 2011
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Tuning in - or out?

Stefan Simanowitz reflects on his preparations for reporting on the British Royal Wedding for Al Jazeera.

  • April 28, 2011
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Islamophobia versus the Enlightenment

As France bans the burqa, Stefan Simanowitz considers the increased intolerance to the ‘other’ in our modern world.

  • April 15, 2011
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The world's remotest film festival

The world’s remotest film festival, held in a refugee camp in the Sahara desert, has been presented in London.

  • March 28, 2011
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Noam Chomsky speaks

Professor Noam Chomsky is in Britain as part of his European tour. Stefan Simanowitz went to see him.

  • March 11, 2011
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Gaddafi regime's 'last stand' mentality

Stefan Simanowitz looks at the ‘responsibility to protect’ principle and assesses the extent to which the ICC referral might have backfired.

  • March 10, 2011
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The EU-Morocco Fisheries Partnership

Morocco’s exploitation of Western Sahara’s fish stocks in choppy waters.

  • March 1, 2011
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Mubarak left. What's next?

Stefan Simanowitz considers the implications of recent events in Egypt and the whole region.

  • February 16, 2011
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It's official

Stefan Simanowitz assesses prospects for a peaceful partition of Sudan and the importance of international recognition.

  • February 8, 2011
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The Middle East peace envoy’s thirst for war

Second time round, we perhaps shouldn’t be surprised at Tony Blair’s performance. Stefan Simanowitz reports from the Iraq Inquiry.

  • January 26, 2011
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‘2011: The year for justice for Western Sahara’

Twenty years after the UN ceasefire – what does the future hold?

  • January 17, 2011
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Suharto’s bloodiest secrets

The appearance of IndoLeaks - a Wikileaks copycat site - has led to speculation that documents may emerge to throw light some of the darkest periods of Indonesia’s history. Stefan Simanowitz reports.

  • December 15, 2010
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Understanding the threat of Yemeni terrorism

Our leaders would have us believe it’s a simple matter of al-Qaeda extremism, but the West may be complicit.

  • November 10, 2010
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Tensions build in Western Sahara endgame

Demonstrators evicted as Moroccan security forces move in to ‘protest city’.

  • November 10, 2010
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Silence can speak a thousand words

Saharawis protest on the streets of Western Sahara.

  • October 4, 2010
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Violent clash averted in Western Sahara stand-off

Stefan Simanowitz reports from Algiers.

  • September 28, 2010
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Against all odds

Somaliland voters recently braved terrorist threats against ‘the Devil’s practice’ and flocked to the polling booths. Stefan Simanowitz reports on elections in Somaliland, a country that ‘does not exist’.

  • July 7, 2010
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What’s to celebrate?

The death of a journalist mars Cameroon’s 50th anniversary independence festivities. Stefan Simanowitz reports from Yaounde.

  • May 26, 2010
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The longest day

Hunger-striking human rights activist arrives home in Western Sahara. Jeremy Corbyn and Stefan Simanowitz report.

  • December 21, 2009
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Biology knows nothing of politics

Brian Eno and Stefan Simanowitz uncover the background to the month-long hunger strike of Nobel Peace Prize activist, Aminatou Haidar.

  • December 16, 2009
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The Berlin Wall of the Desert

On the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Stefan Simanowitz reports from Western Sahara on the wall that has separated a nation for 29 years.

  • November 10, 2009
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Running out of patience

Exactly 34 years after a ruling by the ICJ recognized the Saharawi’s right to self-determination, British MPs gathered to call for the release of seven human rights defenders in Morocco. Stefan Simanowitz was there.

  • October 19, 2009
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Screenings in The Devil’s Garden: The Sahara Film Festival

For a week each May, a desolate refugee camp plays host to the Sahara International Film Festival, helping to raise awareness of the plight of ‘Africa’s last colony’. Stefan Simanowitz reports.

  • May 20, 2009
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Bluemen and Yellowcake

Stefan Simanowitz reports from West Africa on the struggle of the Tuareg.

  • March 26, 2009
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Things to do before I retire

Things to do before I retire… humble thoughts from the diary of GW Bush, as revealed by Stefan Simanowitz

  • September 1, 2008
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About Stefan Simanowitz


Stefan Simanowitz is a journalist, writer and human rights campaigner.

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