Al Jisr – The Bridge

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Al Jisr – The Bridge – is a collaboration among students and faculty from four public universities in Yemen and faculty and students at The University of Arizona. Students from University of Aden, Hadramout University, Taiz University, University of Saba Region and the UA are participating in this nine-month cultural exchange project that includes talking about media practices in Yemen and the U.S. Some student work is presented under the Al Jisr collective name for the security and safety of those contributors.

Al Jisr |The Bridge is a collaboration among students and faculty from four public universities in Yemen and faculty and students at The University of Arizona. Students from University of Aden, Hadramout University, Taiz University, University of Saba Region and the UA are participating in this nine-month cultural exchange project that includes talking about media practices in Yemen and the U.S.


Photos without credits are from students and professors in Yemen who are part of this project. Their work is under the Al Jisr collective name for their security and safety.


PROJECTS

Al Jisr Collective Photo Gallery

11/14/2022 2:01pm

The Bridge is a collaboration among students from the University of Arizona and four public universities in Yemen: University of Aden, Hadramout University, Taiz University, and University of Saba Region. In this nine-month cultural exchange project, students engage regularly, share experiences, and work together on journalistic projects, including multimedia stories, a group podcast series, and this photo gallery. Some student work is presented under the Al Jisr Collective name for the security and safety of those contributors.

Al Jisr Podcast: U.S. & Yemeni students’ experiences with power outages

11/10/2022 3:42pm

Electricity is a big part of  everybody's life, and particularly students' lives in both Yemen and the U.S. In this episode of Al Jisr (The Bridge) Podcast, we talk about how electricity (or lack thereof) affects the academic and personal lives of students. Abdullah, a Yemen resident, and Heishly, a Puerto Rican student who now attends the University of Arizona, express their challenges with power outages. What do you do when you have no electricity? How do you think your experience will be on a day with no electricity? We asked these questions and more to our students and friends. Listen to this episode to know more!

Yemen, how does heat affect student learning?

09/02/2022 12:56pm

In Yemen students are facing a warm summer. The heat together with the lack of electricity and air-conditioning make studying and focusing a challenge.    In this video, we interviewed students at Yemeni universities and asked them about this challenge, and how they are dealing with it. 

Cost of university studies a challenge in Yemen

08/13/2022 9:24am

According to a study conducted by Yemen's Ministry of Education in 2020, among students who finished high school, only 48 percent joined a college or university in Yemen. The rest did not because of economic conditions, poverty and the inability to pay tuition.

Yemen – Ways of living with the heat

08/13/2022 9:18am

ADEN, Yemen – Every July, temperatures increase dramatically in most of Yemen. In the city of Aden in the southern coastal area of the country, temperatures reach 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit), with humidity reaching up to 75 percent. Here, we learn about how to stay cool in the summer in Aden.

Al Jisr Podcast – Episode 3: Work and Study

08/13/2022 9:38am

Al Jisr Podcast is one part of a nine-month cultural exchange program between the University of Arizona School of Journalism,  University of Aden, Hadramout University, Taiz University and University  of Saba Region. This episode focuses on student work life balance. 

The face of Aden, Yemen

07/27/2022 1:09pm

Here we take you through the streets of Aden, Yemen. During Ramadan, or Eid al-fitr, the streets come alive. We went out to the local market, spent a few hours filming the people there, buying street food and trying to celebrate together. Watch this video on the last day of Eid holidays in Aden, Yemen. 

A Typical Day during Ramadan in Yemen

07/27/2022 1:11pm

We have the opportunity to spend a whole day in Ramadan with a small family in Yemen. Similar to other families, there is fasting, eating the traditional Yemeni food, reading the Quran and spending treasured time together with the family and friends.  Enjoy this photo storytelling article and spend some time with this family in Yemen.

Al Shanini - The Oldest Market in Taiz

07/27/2022 1:12pm

Al Shanini market is considered to be the oldest and most popular historical market in Taiz, Yemen. It is a destination for Taiz residents to shop for spices, fish, sweets, vegetables and many other commodities needed for daily living.