Islam-the West: beyond representations

  Islam-the West: beyond representations ________________________________________________________________


9.00 a.m – 11.00 a.m

Greetings by Walter Veltroni, Mayor of Rome

Nathalie Galesne and Catherine Cornet, Babelmed Editorial team (Rome), 4 years of a Mediterranean journalistic network

Khaled Fouad Allam, editorialist La Repubblica (Italy)
Arab and Western medias: a war of images, a war of imaginaries?

Omayma Abdel-Latif, journalist Al-Ahram Weekly (Egypt)
The representations of the West within Political Islam movements

Issandr Elamrani, journalist Cairo Magazine and political scientist (Egypt)
The new legitimacy of Egyptian Muslim Brothers

Hassan Daoud, Editor in chief of Nawafez, Al-Mustaqbal and novelist (Lebanon)
The Lebanese society, between openness and identity crisis

Yassin Temlali, free-lance journalist (Algeria)
Censorship and critical thinking in Algeria

Moderators: Marcelle Padovani, correspondent in Italy for Le Nouvel Observateur (France) and Michael Braun, journalist Tageszeitung (Germany)

11.00 a.m – 11.30 a-m

public discussion

11.30 a.m -12.00 a.m

Coffee break

12.00 a.m – 13.30 p.m

Jalel El Gharbi, free-lance journalist and academics (Tunisia)
Representing Islam and the West in Literature

Fadwa Miadi, journalist Jeune Afrique (Morocco)
Islamic representations in visual arts

Hanan Kassab Hassan, free lance journalist and film director (Syria)
Islam and Women in Syrian society

Antonia Naim, free-lance journalist (France)
Islam and secularism in the new middle-eastern cinema

Mehmet Basutçu, journalist Radikal (Turkey)
The decline of the "White films", i.e, Islamists' films in Turkish cinema

Youssef Bazzi, journalist Al-Mustaqbal-Nawafez and writer (Lebanon)
Remembering the war, the duty of remembrance in Literature

Moderators: Giovanna Tanzarella, Fondation Seydoux pour le monde méditerranéen (France) and Nathalie Galesne, journalist (Italy)

13.30 pm – 14.00 p.m

public discussion

The meeting is supported by the European Cultural Foundation, The Fondation René Seydoux, The Friederich Ebert Stfitung and the City of Rome.

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