Status is an evolving, critical, collaborative, and independent monthly Audio Journal combining analysis, reporting, and satire. It will feature interviews/conversations, on-the-scene reports, reviews, informed commentary, and readings. Interviews from the region and beyond feature activists, journalists, scholars, and citizens.
With every Status Audio Journal issue, there will be an accompanying Status Hour show hosted by Bassam Haddad and Sinan Antoon. In this first Status Hour show, Bassam and Sinan introduce the concept of Status and plans for the future of the project. Through conversations with some of the hosts, they also discuss and synthesize the content of the interviews from Issue 1.1.
The first Status Hour episode (minus 3) can be found in the player below, with the English segments of the show found directly below the Arabic.
The goal of both the Status journal and show is to address salient matters in the political, economic, and social spheres, academia and the media. Beyond addressing events and developments, a distinct flavor of this Journal will be its attention to cultural production and the various processes of knowledge production and information dissemination for public consumption, via social or traditional media.