When British artist Banksy does something, people take notice. The unidentified and mysterious graffiti artist has posted a film online that spoofs Syrian rebels and shows them accidentally killing Dumbo the Elephant. The video's gone viral and has generated a lot of reaction in the Twittersphere.
A new survey asked for opinions about how women should dress in public in the Middle East. The choices included images of women wearing different kinds of head coverings. The results and approach have been widely criticized. So Lebanese satirist Karl Sharro decided to do his own "survey" on what American women should wear.
The shooting attack in Paris that left 12 people dead, including journalists with the satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo, sent waves of grief through the global community. Many responded in distinctive ways.
From his satirical soapbox of Karl reMarks (and with the help of Twitter and Facebook), Karl Sharro has gone from London architect to renowned Middle Eastern satirist. His work includes "Three dictators walk into a bar" jokes to imagined conversations between Middle Eastern leaders.
Writer and satirist Karl Sharro — known as Karl reMarks on the Internet — blogs about some of the Middle East's heaviest issues. Recently, he's been navigating the difficult task of satirizing the tragic news coming out of Gaza.