Foreign Media Coverage of Kurdish Conflicts Must Change

Ruwayda Mustafah | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Politics
Ruwayda Mustafah

The Kurdish people have lived under different political establishments, none of which has led to independence. Modern day Kurdistan reaches across four sovereign states (Iraq, Iran, Turkey, and Syria) yet still manages to inhibit an acknowledged ethnic community. Which is impressive, considering Kurdistan's history - suppressed acts of resistance, and betrayal by foreign entities.

ISIS behead Peshmerga Fighter, Social Media Lessons From James Foley

Ruwayda Mustafah | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK
Ruwayda Mustafah

The Islamic State (IS), formerly known as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have warned Kurdish officials over their alliance with United States of America in a short video where they seemingly behead a Peshmerga fighter.

Kurdish Twitter Users Use Social Media to Tell Their Stories

Ruwayda Mustafah | Posted 20.01.2013 | UK Tech
Ruwayda Mustafah

Under the hashtag of #MyKurdishStory hundreds of Kurdish twitter users tweeted heart-aching stories of pain.

Sazan Mandalawi 'My nest in Kurdistan'

Ruwayda Mustafah | Posted 09.07.2012 | Home
Ruwayda Mustafah

My Nest In Kurdistan is a reflection of the current state of Kurdish youth, their thoughts as the semi-autonomous region progresses and their aspirations.

Syrian Opposition Ignores Kurdish People

Ruwayda Mustafah | Posted 27.05.2012 | UK Politics
Ruwayda Mustafah

Kurdish people have suffered under the Syrian Ba'ath regime for decades. They have been victims of a judicial system that sought to protect the rights of Arabs, while neglecting Kurdish people.

What if Kurds Were Palestinians?

Ruwayda Mustafah | Posted 24.05.2012 | UK Politics
Ruwayda Mustafah

The palestinian cause has become internalised within Human rights discourse, and Muslim movements, the Kurdish cause in contrast has been marginalised, and sidelined. Kurdish population is close to 40million while palestinian population exceeds four million, but enjoy the sympathy and support of the Arab world.