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On board the Pobeda
Paolo Martino   

On board the Pobeda | babelmed | mediterranean cultureVartuhi left Beirut in 1946, to reach Soviet Armenia aboard a ship called "Pobeda". In Stalin's land, however, the survivors of the genocide saw the dream of a homeland turn into a nightmare. Travelling to the Caucasus on the paths of migrations. Fourth episode of the story "From the Caucasus to Beirut".

 
Sub-Saharan Migrants in Algeria
Ghania Khelifi   
Sub-Saharan Migrants in Algeria | babelmed | mediterranean cultureThe security situation in the Sahel will not improve the image of Sub-Saharan migrants living in Algeria. Already victims of everyday racism and serious violations of their human rights, they will now be suspected of collusion with armed Islamists.
 
Sexual Freedom at the Kingdom of Conservatives
Mohamed Khadhiri   

Sexual Freedom at the Kingdom of Conservatives | babelmed | mediterranean cultureSince the past couple of months, in Morocco there is a lot of controversy over the issue of sexual freedom. A controversy that has turned into calls for murder, in a campaign of abuse and insults addressed to journalists and artists brandishing the slogan: sexual freedom neither more nor less.

 
Culture(s) and terroir. Tunisia rediscovers its authentic tastes
Adel Habbassi   

Culture(s) and terroir. Tunisia rediscovers its authentic tastes  | babelmed | mediterranean cultureThe Laboratoire des Études Maghrébines, Francophones, Comparées et Médiation Culturelle has organised an international symposium entitled “Taste and disgust,” on the 13th and 14th of July in Monastir, Tunisia. This conference is a continuation of two previous editions that have addressed various issues related to “taste”.

 
Dar Al-Ma’mûn, A Place to Discover
babelmed   
Dar Al-Ma’mûn, A Place to Discover | babelmed | mediterranean cultureDar Al-Ma’mûn is an international center for artistic residencies located 14 km from Marrakesh in the village of Tassoultante (Ourika valley). Aiming to support emerging artists in visual arts this project contributes to culture as an integral part of economic development.
 
8 Days in Palestine
Fadwa Al Qasem   
8 Days in Palestine | babelmed | mediterranean cultureFadwa al Qasem, Palestinian author, poet, translator and artist born in Libya tells her first trip to Ramallah, Palestine...
 
Algeria: Independent Unions Against Government Repression
Ghania Khelifi   
Algeria: Independent Unions Against Government Repression | babelmed | mediterranean cultureSince the Arab Spring, the Algerian government’s fear of seeing the emerging movement of revolt by people belonging to no group reaching all social categories by capillary action is increasingly manifested through the ferocity of repression.
 
Migrants in Algeria: interview with the human rights activist Fouad Hassam
Ghania Khelifi   
Migrants in Algeria: interview with the human rights activist Fouad Hassam  | babelmed | mediterranean cultureHuman rights activist, Fouad Hassam is always present in the struggles and protest for rights. The arrests, the bans he suffers from the authorities have failed to silence him. Interview.
 
Kahina, The Woman They Don’t Love
Ghania Khelifi   

Kahina, The Woman They Don’t Love | babelmed | mediterranean cultureThis figure of Algeria’s past represents the possibility of a diversity that is intolerable in the eyes of the single thought holders.

 
The prison Inside me: meeting with Samar Yazbek
Isabelle Mayault   

The prison Inside me: meeting with Samar Yazbek | babelmed | mediterranean cultureWell before the Syrian uprising, Samar Yazbek was challenging the existing taboos of Syrian society in her novels. Since the early days of the revolution, she was involved in the pro-revolutionary movements on the ground, despite the daily threats she was submitted to. Mashallah News met with her in Paris where she currently lives in exile.

 
Nostalgia before memories
Paolo Martino   

Nostalgia before memories | babelmed | mediterranean cultureProfessor Adakessian’s slow pacing up and down the halls of the Armenian University of Haigazian, Rafi and his shoe factory in centre city Beirut, the present that shows up again in the old pictures of the Pobeda, the Russian ship that carried thousands of Armenians from the Lebanon to Soviet Armenia. The third episode of the story “From the Caucasus to Beirut”.

 
Jordan: The inevitability of change
Dana Mar’ie   

Jordan: The inevitability of change | babelmed | mediterranean cultureThe Arab Spring was more than a revolution; it declared the rise of a new generation that claimed its right to its country and its entitlement to make part of the political formula.

 
What has changed in Syria?
Angela Gissi   
What has changed in Syria? | babelmed | mediterranean cultureThe events that have been characterizing Syria in the last few weeks revived the interest of many people in what is an over-a-year-and-half battlefront in the Middle East.
 
Linguistic Mélange bi Lubnan
Jenny Gustafson   

Linguistic Mélange bi Lubnan  | babelmed | mediterranean cultureThere is a trio of widely used languages in Lebanon: Arabic, French and English. Many use them: simultaneously and interchangeably, switching mid-sentence. Mashallah News spoke to LAU professor Rula Diab about one of her specialities: the Lebanese language mix.

 

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