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EBTICAR-MEDIA call for proposals
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EBTICAR-MEDIA call for proposals | babelmed | mediterranean cultureWith European Union funding, CFI, the French media cooperation agency, is launching its first EBTICAR-MEDIA call for proposals for financial support of online media development in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Palestinian territories, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria. In partnership with the babelmed.net Mediterranean portal (Italy) and the Samir Kassir and Anna Lindh Foundations (Lebannon and Egypt, respectively), with technical support from France Expertise Internationale.

 
Turkey’s New Veiled Mayors Speak Up
Çiçek Tahaoğlu   

Turkey’s New Veiled Mayors Speak Up | babelmed | mediterranean cultureTurkey now has 7 mayors with headscarves. “We are always struggling for the truth. People who always looked from outside have just noticed this. We will abolish the male system with female mayors,” they said.

 
UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize to Turkish journalist
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UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize to Turkish journalist | babelmed | mediterranean cultureTurkish investigative journalist Ahmet Şık, charged with being linked to an alleged terrorist organization, is named the winner of the 2014 UNESCO Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize.

 
Silver earrings on the Golden Horn: The Syrians of Eminönü
Asher Kohn   

Silver earrings on the Golden Horn: The Syrians of Eminönü | babelmed | mediterranean cultureSyrians that left Aleppo brought with them not just heirlooms and money, but also memories and ways of living.

 
Interview with Marie-Rose Moro
Nathalie Galesne   

Interview with Marie-Rose Moro | babelmed | mediterranean culturePsychiatrist, psychoanalyst, head of the Cochin and Avicenne de Bobigny hospitals, Marie-Rose Moro is the main representative of the transcultural clinic in France. “The adolescent girls of Magrebi origin are generally better than boys” she says.

 
Women’s migration: a resource
Federica Araco   

Women’s migration: a resource | babelmed | mediterranean cultureA project to combat stereotypes on immigrant women tells the stories of those who, with courage, tenacity and creativity, has not given up on their dreams despite the difficulties.

 
Trans men in Turkey whose manhood is unblessed
Çiçek Tahaoğlu   

Trans men in Turkey whose manhood is unblessed | babelmed | mediterranean culture“Of course FTM transition is not blessed. First of all, it is shameful in this country to not (be able) to fit the stereotypical gender roles. You are “a lesser man,” “a parvenu, an upstart” as it were, to put it crudely.”

 
“Libyan women are caught in a Bermuda Triangle”
Callum Paton   

“Libyan women are caught in a Bermuda Triangle” | babelmed | mediterranean cultureSamira Massoudi, the President of the Libyan Women’s Union in Tripoli says “Women are caught in a Bermuda Triangle between the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafi groups”.

 
Mashallah News book: Beirut Re-Collected
Mashallah News   

Mashallah News book: Beirut Re-Collected | babelmed | mediterranean cultureMashallah News, in collaboration with the designers from AMI, published in March 2014 a book about Beirut, mixing narration and photography. Beirut Re-Collected, or in French Beyrouth, chroniques et détours, was published by Tamyras, the Lebanese publishing house.

 
The forgotten Palestinian prisoners
Ahmad Melhem   

The forgotten Palestinian prisoners | babelmed | mediterranean cultureWhile Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas presses Israel to release the final batch of long-term Palestinian prisoners, thousands others are languishing in Israeli jails, and their plight unheard by the main Palestinian factions.

 
Syrian conflict death toll tops 150,000
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Syrian conflict death toll tops 150,000 | babelmed | mediterranean cultureAccording to Syrian Observatory for Human Rights’ report, the toll includes 8,000 children.

 
From ancient Greece, a message for euro-skeptics
Virginia Di Marco   

From ancient Greece, a message for euro-skeptics | babelmed | mediterranean cultureClassicism and Europe, the destiny of Greece and Italy” exhibiton in Rome from March 29 to July 15

 
Turkey: Pre-election Twitter shutdown brings internet freedom to a new low
Amnesty International   

Turkey: Pre-election Twitter shutdown brings internet freedom to a new low | babelmed | mediterranean culture“The decision to block Twitter is an unprecedented attack on internet freedom and freedom of expression in Turkey” says Amnesty International.

 
Agunot: Jewish “chained” wives
Övgü Pınar   

Agunot: Jewish “chained” wives | babelmed | mediterranean cultureThe plight of orthodox Jewish women trapped in marriages is back under spotlights as activists try to raise awareness on International Agunah Day, which fell on March 13 this year.

 
Burneshas: Women who choose to live as a man
Övgü Pınar   

Burneshas: Women who choose to live as a man | babelmed | mediterranean cultureIn the northern mountain villages of Albania, some women “become men” to escape the harsh traditions of the patriarchal society. Taking an oath of virginity, they dress, work and live like men.

 

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