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Sarop’s armed struggle
Paolo Martino   

Sarop’s armed struggle | babelmed | mediterranean cultureArafat’s bodyguard, then on the front line in the Armenian armed struggle and for 10 years a prisoner in a Syrian jail. “When I came out, everything had changed. The USSR no longer existed”. The meeting with Sarop, in Beirut’s Armenian quarter. The second episode of the report “From the Caucasus to Beirut”

 

 
In Ramallah, Running Guy Mannes-Abbott
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In Ramallah, Running Guy Mannes-Abbott | babelmed | mediterranean culture

In Ramallah, Running, writer, essayist and critic Guy Mannes-Abbott represents his unique encounter with Palestine. The book features interweaving short, condensed texts with longer, exploratory essays. International artists and prominent writers have responded to the texts with newly commissioned works.

 

 
The Wait of Djerba’s Women
Laakri Cherifi   

The Wait of Djerba’s Women | babelmed | mediterranean cultureMoufida Tlatli’s film describes a particular situation describing more a form of matriarchy than an abusive masculine power. Aïsha’s stepmother represents a variant of violence built on the absence but also on the alleged weakness of men.

 
The Power of Individuals: Grass-root social initiatives in Jordan
Dana Marie   

The Power of Individuals: Grass-root social initiatives in Jordan | babelmed | mediterranean cultureOne hour and fifteen minutes away from his residence, Rabee Zureikat drives more than 100 Km’s south-west of Amman, Jordan’s capital, to get to his work place. Ghor Al Mazra’a is one of the marginalized rural communities in Jordan and Zureikat has been working there for the past 5 years.

 
Tempted by the Moroccan Dream
Marianne Roux-Bouzidi   
Tempted by the Moroccan Dream | babelmed | mediterranean culture"Morocco, land of contrasts". The famous tourism slogan also applies to the kingdom’s labour market. The country ranks third place in the world with regards to brain drain. The World Bank is quite concerned by Moroccan youth unemployment that has reached record levels. Yet every year, the country attracts many French people who come to try their luck.
 
Welcome among Armenians in Lebanon
Paolo Martino   

Welcome among Armenians in Lebanon | babelmed | mediterranean cultureIn the Bekaa valley, in Lebanon, in the company of Hrayer, a boy from the local Armenian community. Among fruit trees, vegetables and a tragic past. The first episode of the report “From the Caucasus to Beirut”.

 
Emigration and Unemployment in Jordan
Yasmine ElGharaibeh   

Emigration and Unemployment in Jordan | babelmed | mediterranean cultureUnder tough economic conditions and high unemployment rate in Jordan, finding a suitable job continues to be a major concern for university graduates.

 
Ramadan 2012: The Month of Excess
Ghania Khelifi   
Ramadan 2012: The Month of Excess  | babelmed | mediterranean cultureFrom intolerance to food waste, Ramadan has lost its original meaning and serves as a pretext for national paralysis.
 
The journey of the outraged Armada Bizerta rappers
Thameur Mekki   

The journey of the outraged Armada Bizerta rappers | babelmed | mediterranean cultureThe Tunisian rap group Armada Bizerta, was recently on tour in Europe. The rappers observe the evolution of their career and the changes their country is going through. Portrait.

 
Fuelling injustice
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Fuelling injustice | babelmed | mediterranean cultureStopping Gaza’s electricity supply from Israel would be a great idea, if only Israel ends the occupation. The 1.6 million Palestinians living under blockade are facing the severest fuel shortages in the enclave in the last five years.

 
Egypt, renaissance of the feminist movement
Dina Kabil   
Egypt, renaissance of the feminist movement | babelmed | mediterranean cultureEgyptian feminists have realised that the only way to deal with the Salafists is by getting together and it works: it seems that the extremists’ attempts to marginalise the feminist movement have helped strengthen it.
 
Unwanted African Immigrants in New Libya
Ben Boubakar Youssef   

Unwanted African Immigrants in New Libya | babelmed | mediterranean cultureBoth a host country and a place of transit for immigrants, Libya is by its geographical position located on an important migration route from Africa to Europe. However, since the conflict that rocked the country in 2011, the situation has completely changed and the presence of African immigrants is no longer tolerated in this North African country.

 
Syrian Refugees in Jordan
Yasmine El Gharaibeh   
Syrian Refugees in Jordan  | babelmed | mediterranean cultureAlmost 80 km away from bustling Amman and in the northern side of Jordan, we visit one of many Syrian refugee camps spread across the governorate of Al Mafraq and the city of Rumtha.
 
Letter from the Tunisian Collective for Art, Culture and Freedom
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Letter from the Tunisian Collective for Art, Culture and Freedom | babelmed | mediterranean cultureRepeated physical aggressions against Tunisian artists and intellectuals have taken place in several regions of the country: March 2012, a theatrical event was attacked by thousands of Salafists in downtown Tunis and artists were aggressed.

 

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