Joseph Mayton

January 8, 2015

Islam, Censorship and a Modern Tradition

KUALA LUMPUR: I enter one of hundreds of bookshops in Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur. The air-conditioning hits you in the face like a cool storm. With […]
June 1, 2013

Egypt’s Graffiti World

With an explosion of graffiti, Egypt’s young artists, sometimes more exuberant than skilled, claim a ground for free speech and memorialising the country’s fight for freedom. […]
December 8, 2012

Water For All: The Nile Basin Conundrum

Egypt is the “Gift of the Nile,” said Herodotus, some 3,000 years ago. That is still true today, but as the struggle for resources heats up […]
May 28, 2012

The Forgotten Victims of Conflict

When the tide of war washes over a country, the world’s attention focuses on the drama of battle, the sweep of geopolitical manoeuvres, the showy posturing […]