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Riace: from “ghost” to “host” town
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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.

 
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.

 
WALLS: Call for Participation
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WALLS: Call for Participation | babelmed | mediterranean cultureCall for Participation to the International Theatre Residence program in Nicosia (Cyprus), June 2014, within the WALLS_separate worlds project.

 
Young Women as Job Creators
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Young Women as Job Creators | babelmed | mediterranean cultureUfM launches second phase of “Young Women as Job Creators” project extending it to Egypt, Tunisia and Albania.

 
The Long Journey: Digitizing the Palestine Refugee Experience
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The Long Journey: Digitizing the Palestine Refugee Experience | babelmed | mediterranean cultureUNRWA put on display in Jerusalem more than half a million pictures and films chronicling the Palestinian refugees’ lives. The exhibition, between 28 November 2013-28 January 2014, will go on tour to the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Europe and North America.

 
Almost Europe
Federica Araco   

Almost Europe | babelmed | mediterranean cultureThe photographic work of Luca Nizzoli Toetti tells the reality in countries on the eastern borders of Europe: from the Baltic republics to Turkey, passing through Belarus, Moldova, Transnistria and Ukraine.

 
The rising emergency of asylum seekers in Serbia
Federico Sicurella   

The rising emergency of asylum seekers in Serbia | babelmed | mediterranean cultureThey flee Countries like Syria, where their lives are endangered, but are rejected by the local population who sets up barricades and fires. The tragedy of asylum seekers in Serbia.

 
The end of orientalism as cultural currency
Mutlu Yetkin   

The end of orientalism as cultural currency | babelmed | mediterranean cultureBy bursting the bubble of mainstream discourse, there is no doubt that the Gezi protests transformed the horizon of grassroots political praxis in Turkey.

 
Rojava: Life and War in Kurdish Syria
Andy Spyra / Younes Mohammad   

Rojava: Life and War in Kurdish Syria | babelmed | mediterranean cultureIn early October this year Younes and I left Erbil, the Kurdish capital of northern Iraq, heading straight to the border crossing at Fish Khabour, located in the triangle between Turkey, Iraq, and Syria.

 
Record number of forcibly displaced this year
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Record number of forcibly displaced this year | babelmed | mediterranean cultureAccording to UNHCR numbers, 5.9 million people were forced to leave their homes in the first half of 2013.

 
Sketches from Syria
Ella Wind   

Sketches from Syria | babelmed | mediterranean cultureIn February 2010, François Canavaggio, a French lawyer and painter, received a postcard from his friend Samir, a Belgian of Moroccan descent, who was staying in Damascus for a few months to take Arabic classes.

 
Indebito
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Indebito | babelmed | mediterranean cultureThe documentary by Andrea Segre and Vinicio Capossela tells about the Greek crisis on the notes of rebetiko, the Greek blues has always been a symbol of marginalization, poverty, exile and rebellion.

 
Sexual violence as a weapon of war in Syria
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Sexual violence as a weapon of war in Syria | babelmed | mediterranean cultureAccording to a report by Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network, 6000 Syrian women have been raped in 2013. Syrian women face further sexual violence in the refugee camps where they seek shelter.

 

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