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

The Al Jisr Podcast — Episode 2: Women in Journalism with Cassandra Sillik

06/14/2022 1:27pm

The 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. In episode 2, "Women in Journalism," guest interviewer Cassandra Sillik speaks with students about women in journalism and digital security.

The face of Aden, Yemen

05/03/2022 4:09pm

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

05/01/2022 9:10am

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

04/20/2022 9:16am

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.

The Al Jisr Podcast — Episode 1: Passions

06/14/2022 1:27pm

The 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. The first episode, titled "Passions" focuses on the passions and joys students have.

Yemen in Pictures

04/11/2022 8:15pm

Just like any conflict, Yemen's war has forced aged people to live difficult lives. They all have different stories to share.