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How I Made My Own Emoji

The Cultural Frontline: where arts and news collide.

We meet the high school student, Rayouf Alhumedhi, who is trying to change the world of emojis. Rayouf tells the Cultural Frontline about how, with the help of Unicode's Jenny Lee, she set out on a campaign to create an emoji for women who wear hijabs.

Tina Daheley goes on a tour of the futuristic exhibition, 'Zhongguo 2185' and speaks to its curator Victor Wang about its artistic vision of China in the year 2185.

The British-Zambian poet, Kayo Chingonyi talks about how he bridges cultures through his life and his work and we hear from the Swedish photographers responding to President Trump’s criticisms of their country through their book “Last Night in Sweden.”

(Picture: Hijabi Emoji: Picture Credit: Aphee Messer)

Presenter: Tina Daheley
Producer: Mugabi Turya

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27 minutes


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