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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.

 
Archaeology: Italian project for Beirut museum vaults
ANSAmed   

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
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.

 
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.

 
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.”

 
Roma People Demand Equal Rights in Constitution
BIA News   

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.

 
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.

 

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