Name of the organization or artist

Link Academy



The Netherlands

Website URL

Missions and objectives

THE FREEDOM OF STORIES – A Project by Link Academy

For the past decennia the ‘Arab world’ has been broadcasted about within specific frames; political unrest, economic instability and social inequality. But what does the region have to offer in addition? Within The Freedom of Stories ten (semi) professional photographers coming from the Middle- East, North Africa and The Netherlands share their images about freedom. Our mission is to provide our photographers of an artistic platform to share their realities and empower them by using visual storytelling as a means. Through this project we underline that the freedom of storytelling is a powerful instrument for peacebuilding and conflict transformation. Not only aiming to provide its participants and their alternative stories of a platform, we even more strive to contribute in breaking stereotypes and reduce prejudices between the ‘East and the West’.

Main Activities

LINK ACADEMY develops educational and cultural programs for various target groups. LINK ACADEMY supports with the development, implementation and monitoring of sustainable social projects. One of those projects is the Freedom of Stories, a photography project that captures stories from the MENA region and the Netherlands.

Contact person

Najat el Hani