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Turkish Roma celebrate Kakava Fest
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Turkish Roma celebrate Kakava Fest | babelmed | mediterranean cultureKakava, Romani festival celebrating the spring, is held in the Turkish Thracian cities home to a large Roma population. Thousands of people from all over the country flock to Edirne for the festival included in the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List.

 
"Gitanistan", traveling among Salentine Roma
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"Gitanistan", traveling among Salentine Roma | babelmed | mediterranean cultureThree generations in confrontation with horse dealers, butchers of horsemeat and musicians. A film that enters the homes of families from Lecce Province telling the stories of the silent community of an "imaginary state".

 
The long road to the integration of Kalé in Spain
Cristina Artoni   

The long road to the integration of Kalé in Spain | babelmed | mediterranean cultureDiscrimination against Roma in the Iberian Peninsula persists even though there has been a great commitment to defending the minorities in the country in the last decades. The price paid in order to reach the current level of integration was very high, starting with having to sacrifice part of their own culture. The reportage by Babelmed.

 
Roma in Turkey: Not recognized, not protected
Övgü Pinar   

Roma in Turkey: Not recognized, not protected | babelmed | mediterranean cultureThe Roma population in Turkey is not recognized as a minority, and therefore not under legal protection. Roma rights activists in Turkey fight against discriminatory rhetoric of politicians and stereotypical representation in the media and publications that feed the prejudice.

 
"GRA"
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"GRA" | babelmed | mediterranean cultureRome’s 70-kilometre long GRA (Grande Raccordo Anulare) is Italy’s longest urban motorway. Few think of it as an urban space to explore.

 
In pursuit of bread the Egyptian workers risk their lives in Libya
Nadia Ahmed   

In pursuit of bread the Egyptian workers risk their lives in Libya | babelmed | mediterranean cultureIn pursuit of bread the Egyptian workers risk their lives in Libya | babelmed | mediterranean cultureAfter a graphic video showing 21 Coptic Egyptians beheaded by Islamic State forces was released last February, some activists are holding their government accountable for the grim conditions faced by Egyptian migrant laborers in the Country. (Ebticar/MadaMasr)

 
Mixed feelings on “race” and Lebanon
Stephanie Watt / Ellie Swingewood   

Mixed feelings on “race” and Lebanon | babelmed | mediterranean cultureMixed feelings on “race” and Lebanon | babelmed | mediterranean cultureLebanon, a Country at the crossroads of cultural and intellectual traits, has long been characterised by migration. But in spite of this cross-cultural element – what many would say is an intrinsic part of Lebanese society – there is xenophobia. A photographic project realized by the Nigerian-Libanese Nisreen Kaj analyzed this phenomena. (Ebticar/Marshallah News)

 
History of Gitane feminism in Spain
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History of Gitane feminism in Spain | babelmed | mediterranean cultureAEGI social training center in Melilla will hold the first online course on "Gitane feminism". Registration is open for the course which will take place from 1st to 30th of June.

 
From the gypsies to the Roma, old and new mythologies
Nathalie Galesne   

From the gypsies to the Roma, old and new mythologies | babelmed | mediterranean cultureIf it was possible to reconstruct an inventory of the discourses of refusal against the "gypsies" in more than two centuries, it is today, if anything, the figure of the "Roma" and especially the "Roma issue" that channel all the stereotypes and fuel the stigmatization. But are we really conscious of how these ideas are propagated? No doubt, the doxa masquerades what actually is the result of falsifications and mythology as natural. A journey into French "Romfobia"....

 
The usual gypsies
Federica Araco   

The usual gypsies | babelmed | mediterranean cultureAlthough unfounded and resulting from ignorance and popular hearsay, prejudices and stereotypes against Romani people are very numerous and still strongly rooted in Italy. Journalists and politicians often contribute to feed them, turning the Roma and Sinti in perfect "scapegoats" to direct the anger and frustration of public opinion, turning it away from the discomforts caused by poor governance and crisis. The reportage by Babelmed.

 
In Greater Cairo, 40 percent lives in informal housing
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In Greater Cairo, 40 percent lives in informal housing | babelmed | mediterranean cultureIn Greater Cairo, 40 percent lives in informal housing | babelmed | mediterranean cultureForty percent of all Greater Cairo residents lives in informal housing, according to a Ministry of Housing source, as reported by the privately owned daily Al-Shorouk Monday. (Ebticar/MadaMasr)

 
The illegal wall
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The illegal wall  | babelmed | mediterranean cultureThe illegal wall  | babelmed | mediterranean cultureThe construction of a “continuous fence” all around the occupied Palestinian West Bank began by Israel on June 2002 is illegal, say the International Court of Justice. The infographic realized by Visualizing Palestine.(Visualizing Palestine/Ebticar)

 
MyMed, a civic project for young artists in the Mediterranean
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MyMed, a civic project for young artists in the Mediterranean | babelmed | mediterranean cultureLead paragraph: In 2012, three Parisian students decided to set up a project on artistic expressions in the Mediterranean, MyMed. Today the project is evolving in the initiative OurMed that is open to the active participation of "artivists" of all Mediterranean countries.

 

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