Mey Dudin

journalist

Covering German Politics

More than 20 years of work experience as a news correspondent for German news agencies. Currently covering German Politics for the news agency epd in Berlin.

Mey Dudin

Before, reported about all the major developments in the Middle East and North Africa between 2011 and 2015 from Cairo, Istanbul and Tunis and covered the refugee crisis in 2016 and 2017 from Athens, Greece.

Mey Dudin

About me

  • Early years
  • University and Jobs
  • Arab Spring

I was three years old when my Palestinian father and my German mother decided to move to Beirut. It was 1977, Lebanon was rocked by civil war: Palestinians fought against Israel, Christians against Muslims, countless splinter groups against each other. We moved into a compound between a Palestinian camp, a golf club and three military barracks. There we lived until 1984. When the war got worse, my mother moved with me and my sister to the Netherlands, later to Germany.

I graduated from high school in Heidelberg. Then, I started studying history and communications in Berlin. After my graduation, I stayed in Berlin and started working for news agencies.

Today, I am back in Berlin writing about German politics still with a special focus on developments in the Arab countries.

2011, when the Arab uprisings began I was sent to Cairo to cover the protests. This is when I decided to move to Egypt in order to report about the developments in the Arab world, which I did for more than six years.

A selection of my current work (German)

  • Trumps Mubarak-Moment
    on 11. June 2020

    Trump reagiert auf die Massenproteste in den USA mit einer Mischung aus Machtgebaren und wirren Beschuldigungen. Arabische Satiriker fühlen sich an alte Zeiten erinnert. Die Art und Weise, wie US-Präsident Donald Trump mit den Demonstrationen in seinem Land umgeht, erinnert arabische Satiriker...

  • "Verschwörungsglaube führt zu Scheinsicherheit"
    on 21. May 2020

    Herr Blume, wir sind wegen der Corona-Pandemie verstärkt mit Verschwörungstheorien konfrontiert. Woher kommt dieses Denken plötzlich?  Das passiert immer dann besonders schnell, wenn etwas Schlimmes da ist, das wir nicht sehen können - ein Virus zum Beispiel. Wir brauchen also jemanden, der...

  • Helfer an EU-Grenze: "Noch nie ein schlimmeres Szenario gesehen"
    on 11. March 2020

    Humanitäre Helfer an der griechisch-türkischen Grenze beklagen massive Rechtsverstöße. Push-Backs machten das Recht auf Asyl unmöglich, die Menschen kämpften beim Versuch Europa zu erreichen um ihr Leben. An der griechisch-türkischen Grenze ereignen sich nach Angaben von humanitären Helfern...

  • Zentralrat der Jesiden vermisst 2.600 Frauen und Kinder
    on 23. January 2020

    Zwei Jahre, nachdem im Irak der Sieg über den IS verkündet wurde, sind noch immer Jesidinnen in der Gewalt von Dschihadisten. Nach Erkenntnissen des Zentralrats der Jesiden wurden sie zum Teil bis nach Pakistan verschleppt. epd: Fünf Jahre nach dem Überfall der Terrormiliz "Islamischer Staat"...

Book (German language)

Arab Socialism: Between Marx and Muhammad

Fifty years ago, Socialist ideas have inspired many intellectuals and students in the Arab world. Today, socialist movements are meaningless, religious movements have taken over.

In 1976, the Palestinian journalist and leftist activist, Hasan M. Dudin, has written this analysis about political developments in the Arab world. It is an analysis which remains highly topical even 40 years later.

Dudin describes why religious tendencies in Egypt have always been strong, how the racism of the Baath party in Iraq – especially against the Kurds – tore the country apart, and how a minority came into power in Syria.

Contact

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