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Samir Kassir prize to Egypt, Tunisia, Syria reporters
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Samir Kassir prize to Egypt, Tunisia, Syria reporters | babelmed | mediterranean cultureThe 2014 Samir Kassir Award for Freedom of the Press ceremony took place in Beirut. The winners are Tunisian journalist Hanene Zbiss, Egyptian reporter Mohammed Abo El-Gheit and Syrian documentary filmmaker Orwa Moqdad.

 
Egyptian graffiti artists protest Sisi
Shadi Rahimi   

Egyptian graffiti artists protest Sisi | babelmed | mediterranean cultureRenowned Egyptian graffiti artist Ganzeer has protested military rule on the walls of the streets of Cairo, drawing attacks from media supporting military leader and presidential candidate Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

 
Mind your legs! Turkish women fight against mass transit abuse
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Mind your legs! Turkish women fight against mass transit abuse | babelmed | mediterranean culture

Men who invade women’s personal space on buses and metro by sitting with their legs wide open are being named and shamed on Turkish social media.

 
Syrian eyes of the world
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Syrian eyes of the world | babelmed | mediterranean culture"Syrian Eyes of the World" is a collaborative project imagined by Youssef Shoufan for La maison de la Syrie. The project brings together portraits of Syrians made by Syrian photographers from Damascus to Montreal, from Beirut to New-York.

 
Archaeology: Italian project for Beirut museum vaults
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Archaeology: Italian project for Beirut museum vaults | babelmed | mediterranean cultureExhibition space closed during civil war to reopen, 40 years later.

 
Winter asylum in the EU
Risto Karajkov   

Winter asylum in the EU | babelmed | mediterranean cultureGermany is reviewing its regulations in order to discourage false asylum seekers from the Balkans, mainly of Roma origin, knocking at its door. But not all Roma asylum requests are fake.

 
Mashallah News book: Beirut Re-Collected
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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.

 
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.

 
'Wounded to Death'
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'Wounded to Death'  | babelmed | mediterranean cultureSerena Dandini, has drawn on news stories to give a voice to women who have lost their lives at the hands of a husband, a partner, a lover or an “ex”. The show, staged in Paris with ex-Italian foreign minister, two French ministers, now aims to conquer the Muslim world.

 
On the bride’s side
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On the bride’s side | babelmed | mediterranean cultureThe documentary film by Italian journalist Gabriele Del Grande, Syrian-Palestinian poet Khaled Soliman al Nassiry and television director Antonio Augugliaro, about a fake wedding procession designed to help Palestinians and Syrians fleeing the war to reach Sweden.

 
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.

 
Roma People Demand Equal Rights in Constitution
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Roma People Demand Equal Rights in Constitution | babelmed | mediterranean cultureRoma People Social Help and Solidarity Association of Izmir demand equal rights for Roma people in Turkey's new constitution in various matters including longing and education.

 
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 ??k, charged with being linked to an alleged terrorist organization, is named the winner of the 2014 UNESCO Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize.

 
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.

 
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.

 

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