Contributors / Venetia Rainey

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The new rebels

Tunisia’s tumult battered its fashion factories. But the country’s designers have cut (and sewn) a new direction that’s selling from Paris to Japan.

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My last meal: Anissa Helou

The author initially saw the cookbook as a manual and nothing more. But once she started writing about food – and discovered the importance of preserving her heritage – she couldn’t stop.

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Park my ride

Ride-sharing and the threat of driverless cars could challenge the future of the movie staple – the valet parker. But there’s hope...

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High hopes

Happiness is up, stability is back but political divisions and crime concerns cloud Dutch skies.

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Clean slate

What does it take to breathe life into a neglected district in a long-lasting and meaningful way? We look in on an area in Amsterdam that is doing it right.

D 2018


Made with care

Venetia Rainey reporting from the Netherlands: Got a civic project that not only needs to look smart but also have people’s best interests at heart? You need a Dutch architect.

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Theatre of the absurd

From Christian radio to the first televised breasts, VPRO has navigated an obscure path to become a broadcaster with a clear vision of adventure, surrealism and optimism in its programming.

E 2016


Moving stories

Unpack what it means to travel and to arrive with our global tour from cab to departure lounge, hotel desk to airborne presidential suite.

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Home away from home

Residents of Lebanon’s mountainous Chouf region meet each week in the Moukhtara Palace in Beirut. There, greeted with hot Turkish coffee, Arab hospitality makes them feel right at home.

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The Interview Series: Nadine Moussa

Amid the many problems facing Lebanon's political landscape – gender inequality, in-fighting and vested financial interests - lawyer and activist Nadine Moussa may just be what the country needs.

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Silver lining

After the 1915 Armenian genocide, the nation’s artisans sought asylum in Lebanon – and there, with nothing but the skills their forefathers had taught them, they created a glistening jewellery industry.

C 2015


Reportage 2. Sun through the clouds

Venetia Rainey reporting from Beirut and Batroun: Throughout Lebanon’s 15-year civil war and amid the current political strife, Beirutis have held fiercely to the legacy of 1960s glamour that the ‘Paris of the East’ was…


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