Yehia Ghanem

The Trials of a Caged Man

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Chronicle of a Caged Journalist: Under Taliban Skin

How the US became the enemy of the Mujahedeen and how, in the process, both walked into cages constructed of ignorance.

In the sixth installment of Chronicle of a caged journalist, Egyptian war correspondent Yehia Ghanem asks how the Mujahedeen and the Americans came to view each other as enemies.

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When a Great Artist Becomes his Country’s Conscience

It was July 1992 when I returned to my assignment in Croatia after a brief vacation in Egypt, only this time Croatia wasn’t the main destination, rather it was Bosnia. By that time, war had ended in Croatia only to break out in Bosnia, yet the aggressor was the same: Serbia. For the following years, Croatia was a major stopover each time I returned to Bosnia since it was under near total siege. By that time, I had become close friends with Ivan Lackovic, one of the world’s most renowned fine artists who insisted I stay with him whenever I traveled through Croatia.

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