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Dozens die of starvation in Yarmouk refugee camp
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Dozens die of starvation in Yarmouk refugee camp | babelmed | mediterranean cultureIn the Palestinian refugee camp Yarmouk, only 8 kilometres from the Syrian capital, people are starving to death. Since over months, the camp is subjected to a dire siege by regime troops.

 
Arab Women’s Film Festival in the Hague
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Arab Women’s Film Festival in the Hague | babelmed | mediterranean cultureArab Women's Film Festival, the annual global film festival that show cases a select variety of films in which the Arab woman stands central, will take place between 7-9 March 2014 in the Hague.

 
Balkan kitchens and other visions
Marjola Rukaj   

Balkan kitchens and other visions | babelmed | mediterranean cultureEugenia Maximova,  the most interesting representatives of Balkan and Eastern-European contemporary photography, has entered hundreds of houses in the Balkans, asking only one thing: show me the kitchen.

 
Urban Walls: from graffitism to street art
Federica Araco   

Urban Walls: from graffitism to street art | babelmed | mediterranean cultureFor years, hundreds of artists all over the world create their works in the urban space. A complex phenomenon that continues to expand, explains Simone Palotta, curator of public and urban art, and artistic director of WALLS. Interview by Babelmed.

 
Yemeni artist’s taboo breaking photos in London
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Yemeni artist’s taboo breaking photos in London | babelmed | mediterranean cultureYemeni visual artist, writer and film director Ibi Ibrahim’s thought provoking works created in reaction to his conservative Islamic upbringing, will be shown in London from 28 February as part of the Art14 London Art Fair.

 
Israel/Gaza: the border underground
Federica Araco   

Israel/Gaza: the border underground | babelmed | mediterranean cultureThe overland passage is blocked by the wall and the Iron Drone system neutralizes any missile: the only way for Hamas is trying to hit the enemy from the underground.

 
Turkey: historic Armenian church to reopen
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Turkey: historic Armenian church to reopen | babelmed | mediterranean cultureA church in the 1,700-year-old St. Bartholomew Monastery in Turkey's eastern city Van will be restored and opened to tourists. The church was built on the site of the martyrdom of the Apostle Bartholomew, who is reputed to have brought Christianity to Armenia in the first century.

 
Riace: from “ghost” to “host” town
Övgü Pınar   

Riace: from “ghost” to “host” town | babelmed | mediterranean cultureRiace, in the poor Calabria region of Italy, risked turning into a “ghost village” as its habitants fled abroad in search of jobs, until the mayor started an integration scheme that helped the immigrants live and work side by side with the locals.

 
Yasser El-Manawahly: Music as political act
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Yasser El-Manawahly: Music as political act | babelmed | mediterranean cultureEgyptian musician Yasser El-Manawahly is back with a protest song that targets the current political order.

 
Italy’s first online immigration museum
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Italy’s first online immigration museum | babelmed | mediterranean cultureThe Migrador Museum, Italy's first online museum on immigration opened on February, 20. The museum aims to give a face and a voice to those who don't often have the possibility of telling their side of the story.

 
The Other Town
Danilo Elia   

The Other Town | babelmed | mediterranean cultureTwo towns in a mirror image, one in Turkey and the other in Greece. Birgi and Dimitsana are “The other town” – the prize-winning documentary by the Turkish film director Nefin Dinc.

 
Osama and the refugee camp
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Osama and the refugee camp | babelmed | mediterranean cultureUp there, on the mountain, the children have left once again, like last year, the farm and its summer camp where I work. The mountain quivered to their music, soaking up the sap of their wildest, simplest dreams to fly over borders, to reach the sea and, maybe, one day, to taste freedom.

 
Small victory for Tunisian women’s fight for equality
Övgü Pinar   

Small victory for Tunisian women’s fight for equality | babelmed | mediterranean cultureAs Tunisians marked the third anniversary of the Jasmine Revolution this month, the country was in the headlines all over the world once again, but this time due to a constitutional “revolution”.

 
Israel, “We are not criminals”! The migrants global call
Stefano Nanni   

Israel, “We are not criminals”! The migrants global call | babelmed | mediterranean culture"A people that has suffered so much cannot ignore the tragedies of other peoples." The protest of the African asylum seekers in Israel goes global, with demonstrations of solidarity all around the world.

 
Egypt conducts global search for stolen antiquities
Walaa Hussein   

Egypt conducts global search for stolen antiquities | babelmed | mediterranean culture

Following successful diplomatic efforts to recover 90 smuggled artifacts from Israel last November, Egyptian authorities continue their efforts to crack down on the antiquities trade and repatriate stolen items.

 

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