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

How people spend leisure time in the city of Aden, Yemen

01/27/2023 12:38pm

We traveled around the city of Aden and talked to residents from different generations and backgrounds about how leisure time is spent in the city. They shared some of their stories, and allowed us to document a few moments through a lens, while they are spending leisure time.

A long and winding road to media

01/27/2023 12:00pm

Alejandro, from Al Jisr Podcast, talks with Reem, a media professional from Yemen, about her road to working in media, including her upbringing, travels, and every difficulty she had to encounter in order to develop news in her home country of Yemen. Reem, a mother of three, has been working in media for over 10 years. In these years she had to struggle with barriers due to her gender, her worldliness, but most importantly, having to develop news in a place where its current political climate makes it difficult to report without putting her in harm's way.

The life of a Yemeni fisher

01/20/2023 10:01am

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.

How university students learn and retain

01/09/2023 5:06pm

Alli and Abdullah from Al Jisr Podcast discuss ways in which they both study for finals and exams. They also dive into researched study methods to increase student efficiency. They then turn to other students in the Al Jisr project podcast to talk about ways in which they like to study. From listening to music to feeling punished for studying in the morning, they find that there is no right way to study, just the way that works best for individual students.

Childhood games . . . University students remember good old times

01/09/2023 4:57pm

Childhood memories are often related to childhood games. In this episode of Al-Jisr podcast we tried to remember the games we used to play together with our friends, the songs and the social activities. We also asked some of our university students in Yemen and the U.S. about their childhood games. Listen to this episode, and discover with us the similarities between childhood games in different countries!.

Women's challenges and rights in Yemen and the U.S.

12/29/2022 12:38pm

This episode of Al-Jisr podcast talks about the struggles of women in Yemen and the United States. According to university students' experiences and opinions in both Yemen and the U.S., women's challenges can be similar across the world. Women's initiatives are needed in both countries to move closer toward gender equity. Listen to this episode to learn more.

Immigration dreams and migration through Yemen and the U.S. - Lost all over the world

12/08/2022 1:13pm

This episode of Al-Jisr podcast comes with multiple perspectives on migration and immigration in the USA and Yemen. Together, we will listen to the challenges of migrants and immigrants in both countries, the difficulties they are facing, and the dreams they want to achieve.  Students from universities in Yemen and the U.S. talk about migration and immigration in both countries.

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

12/08/2022 1:11pm

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.