Megan Detrie for The National Nov 23, 2011 The Lebanese-American blogger Bethany Kehdy has been serving up tempting recipes and mouth-watering photos to an international audience on her food blog Dirty Kitchen Secrets (www.dirtykitchensecrets.com). Now, she wants to bring readers even closer to Lebanon with a documentary following her on a tasting tour of the […]

April 20 – Millions of voters will be able to take to the polls this weekend for France’s presidential elections. Megan Detrie reports. http://www.reuters.com/video/2012/04/20/french-voters-brace-for-presidential-pol?videoId=233696989

April 13 – Chinese and Indonesian officials urge calm on all sides ahead of a U.N. Security Council meeting on North Korea’s rocket launch. Megan Detrie reports. http://www.reuters.com/video/2012/04/13/un-to-meet-on-north-korea-rocket-launch?videoId=233293279

April 20 – Protesters in Manila demand China withdraw its ships from disputed waters. Megan Detrie reports. http://www.reuters.com/video/2012/04/20/filipinos-protest-over-china-sea-dispute?videoId=233675191

Megan Detrie for The National // Apr 4, 2012 // Grilled sea bream, sour plums and citrus fruits were once the staples of the Gazan diet. In the evenings, families would gather around a plate of fried fish stuffed with dill, accompanied with fragrant, chilli-spiced rice. Now, the daily struggle to put food on the […]

Megan Detrie for M magazine, The National March 13, 2012 Defying Saudi culture, Manal Al Sharif drove a vehicle last year and posted her experience online in an attempt to influence a change in women’s rights in the ultra-conservative country. Megan Detrie meets a pioneer determined to seek equality for her gender. Soft-spoken and diminutive, […]

Megan Detrie for The National Feb. 21, 2012 For the filmmaker Sayed Fouad, Egypt’s first major film festival this year is a coup on several fronts: The first Pan-African festival held in Egypt, organised by civil society and not the Ministry of Culture, and a major cultural event staged outside Cairo. “There are a lot […]