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Crossroads Co-Production Forum, Greece

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Crossroads Co-Production Forum, Greece
 | babelmed | mediterranean cultureOrganised by the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, the Crossroads Co-Production Forum will take place from the 6th to the 10th of November. A call for feature film scripts has been launched – deadline – 31st of July 2012.
 
Call for Volunteer Trainee Assistants for Dream City 2012. Tunis & Sfax
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Call for Volunteer Trainee Assistants for Dream City 2012. Tunis & Sfax | babelmed | mediterranean cultureDream City, biennial of contemporary art in public space, invites Tunisian and international multidisciplinary artists to fill urban space with their artworks.

 
When Justice and Development takes the devil’s side
Mohamed Kadhiri   
When Justice and Development takes the devil’s side | babelmed | mediterranean cultureThe official discourse of the Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD) has changed a few months after an overwhelming victory in the last Moroccan legislative elections that led the party to form the new government together with the other winning parties.
 
Time for Jordan to go Offline?
Yasmine El Gharaibeh   
Time for Jordan to go Offline? | babelmed | mediterranean cultureThe Jordanian post Arab Spring social media scene bustled with initiatives and campaigns that demand reform. How far did these campaigns go, and were they successful in initiating change?
 
Bookmarking the blockade
K.S.   
Bookmarking the blockade | babelmed | mediterranean cultureFor the first time ever since it was launched five years ago, the Palestine Festival of Literature made it into the Gaza Strip, which Israel has kept for as many years under total blockade. So why did Hamas forces break up the closing event?
 
Karama Human Rights Film Festival, call for entries
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Karama Human Rights Film Festival, call for entries | babelmed | mediterranean cultureThe Karama Human Rights Festival (KHRFF), Amman, Jordan has recently launched a call for entries open to films of all genres focusing on human rights. Deadline for applications – 2nd September 2012.
 
Foreign funds to the Civil Society: “The Trojan Horse”
Yasmine ElGharaibeh   
Foreign funds to the Civil Society: “The Trojan Horse” | babelmed | mediterranean cultureCivil society faces many obstacles in Jordan and in the Arab world. As foreign funds continue to “aid” these organizations, concerns rise about their autonomy under the influence of generous grants.
 
Theatre, a school for civic values
Adel Habbassi   

Theatre, a school for civic values | babelmed | mediterranean cultureAdel Habbasi invites us on a journey to discover the performance resulting from the theatre workshop organised by the Arab-African Centre for Training and Theatre in Tunis that was presented to the public on the 9th of June at the El Hamra Theatre.

 
Subjective truths from Palestine
KS   
Subjective truths from Palestine | babelmed | mediterranean cultureIt preceded Palestinians’ quest for statehood at the UN, the acerbic internal Palestinian division and the Arab Spring, and yet with hindsight it had all the clues and looks now like artistic prophecy. Babelmed revisits Annelys de Vet, the visionary editor and graphic designer of The Subjective Atlas of Palestine, published in 2007.
 
El-Horreya, the Freedom Café in Cairo
Camille Abele   
El-Horreya, the Freedom Café in Cairo | babelmed | mediterranean cultureWith an attentive eye, one can perceive several bullet holes dating from the clashes in January in the giant windows of Café el-Horreya. Located in Bab al-Louq square, just steps away from Tahrir Square it embodies the rebellious spirit of the capital. A key barometer of the moral revolution, el-Horreya faithfully conveys the atmosphere of Cairo’s streets.
 
Croatia on the Balkan migration route
Francesca Rolandi   
Croatia on the Balkan migration route | babelmed | mediterranean cultureCroatia is on the so-called Balkan route of migration that runs from Serbia to the countries of the EU. How does the country, soon to become the 28th Member State of the Union, deal with migration issues?
 
Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival 2012
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Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival 2012 | babelmed | mediterranean cultureCelebrating its 10th Birthday, the Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival 2012’s edition will be held from the 6th to the 15th of July, Liverpool, UK.
 
The Literary Atlas of Cairo
Mohamed Farag   
The Literary Atlas of Cairo | babelmed | mediterranean cultureIn “The Literary Atlas of Cairo”, a series of representations of Cairo in Arabic literature of the twentieth century, Samia Mehrez presents a literary topography combining the social, cultural, political and urban history of the Arab megalopolis.
 
Algeria, the legislative elections and the Arab Spring
Nassim Brahimi   
Algeria, the legislative elections and the Arab Spring | babelmed | mediterranean cultureThe legislative elections against the spectre and the NATO in Algeria are similar to the previous elections even if the regime has managed to fool everyone by putting salt on a flat insipid policy.
 

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