We are hosting here an interesting analysis of the Austrian social and political context after the recent parliamentary elections by Agnes Tuna (*), highlighting the irreversible impact of anti-immigrant narratives and the strategic failure of Left parties.
2nd edition of the JJEM–Young Journalists in the Mediterranean - competition
For its second edition, the JJEM–Young Journalists in the Mediterranean - competition broadens its horizons and invites young video reporters living in Algeria, Egypt, France, Italy, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia to produce 6 to 10 minute videos documenting experiences in community resistance carried out through artistic practices and post them on the Web Arts Resistances platform
We, Europeans, in the era of Trump and Putin
Despite the fact that Donald Trump, addressing his supporters in New York right after having received the news that he would be the new president, said: “It is time for us to come together as one united people. It is time”, many voiced out their hostility marching a few hours later in the streets of America against him.
From Climate Change to War
The work of researchers has established that climate change and the monopolisation of resources are factors in the development of armed conflict and terrorist groups. These relatively little-explored connections are relevant in many areas of the world, including Syria, Iraq, Burma and numerous African countries. Orient XXI
COP22 From Rhetoric to Action
From November 7th to 18th this year, in Marrakech, Morocco will play host to the COP22 (United Nations Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Climate Change). To mark the occasion, Orient XXI has published a series of articles about the environment, ecology and climate justice. Orient XXI
Civil Society Gears up to Tackle the Climate Crisis
From November 7th to 18th, Morocco will host the COP22 in Marrakesh. This is an opportunity to focus our gaze on the Maghreb, and beyond, on the Sahel and the Middle East, to shine a light on civil society fighting for climate justice in the region. Orient XXI
From Egypt to Palestine, agroecology as a weapon
Climate change increasingly threatens agricultural systems worldwide. A situation particularly relevant in Egypt and Palestine. The contexts are different, Egypt has faced food riots which played a part in launching the 2011 revolution, and Palestine, smothered by the Israeli occupation, faces many difficulties in attempting to provide for its population. Yet in both cases, agroecology can serve as a solution. Orient XXI
Why Water is an Endangered Vital Resource in the Maghreb
In the Maghreb, water-related problems vary with the changing seasons—droughts, interruptions in service, floods—and can cause many deaths. This vital resource is increasingly scarce. In addition to the dry climate and water-intensive farming, bad government management and rising aggregate consumption, the region is a hotspot for global warming. The agricultural crisis, famines and climate change are often cited among the causes of the “Arab Spring” revolts. And thus, in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, citizens’ initiatives attempt to deal with urgent issues. Orient XXI
After the Brexit, we need a leftist populism
Never Facebook has been so proliferous in offering the most disparate views on the same topic, as in the day after the Brexit referendum. Some fellows were predicting the European Apocalypse, others were vocalizing their excitement for their rewarded hate against Europe, and others were sending to hell the Brits. Some distinguished friends were writing: “In an instant of time, we got rid of English people and Cameron”.
How We Can Keep Press Freedom from Withering Away?
Media freedoms appear increasingly under siege around the world, with concerning signs that achieving middle-income status is no guarantee for an independent political watchdog in the form of the press. Farhana Haque Rahman, Director General of global news agency Inter Press Service issues a call to action.
Arab women in search of the disappeared
The crime of forced disappearance has contributed to the emergence of social movements comprised of the wives and mothers of the disappeared in the Arab region, whether victims of civil war or military rule. These women have become activists in their local communities and influenced decision makers. This article points to cases in Lebanon, Algeria and Egypt where women's appeals turned into influential movements.
Brussels, The Day After
Yesterday, once I heard about the terror attacks in Brussels, the first thing I did was to call a couple of very close friends to make sure that they were all right. In Europe, even someone who is not familiar with that city must know someone else there. One of my friends, passed by Maalbeek Metro Station 5 minutes before the deflagration took place…
Toys of war
The ongoing project War-Toys recreates the memories of children affected by war with the toys that are found on site, in Palestine, Israel and Lebanon. Photographer Brian McCarty worked for more than twenty years for the major toys brands. Today, his camera tells a moving story of contemporary wars, while helping children overcome their trauma. (Ebticar/Mashallah News)
Film Prize of the Robert Bosch stiftung for International Cooperation
A total of 15 production teams will be selected and invited to pitch their film at the Berlinale Talents 2016 in Berlin (Germany), the major event for emerging filmmakers at the Berlin Film Festival, where a jury will then select the three winners.
Masters in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development
The Masters are intended to contribute to strengthen the cultural industry through the preparation of managers and cultural entrepreneurs that can act as promoters of local development, income generation and job creation, while at the same tame innovating world heritage conservation approaches.
EBTICAR-Média 2015: pre-selection of 22 projects
A panel of judges comprising media professionals met on 16 April 2015 to pre-select 22 projects out of the 135 applicants eligible for the 2015 EBTICAR-Média project. Project leaders will soon be receiving invitations to attend the final selection board in Beirut.
"R.O.M., Rights of Minorities"
The so-called "Roma" in Europe are about 12 million, characterized by complex historical, social and cultural diversities. Many are integrated for generations but thousands of them still live in extreme marginalization and poverty, exacerbated by the policies of some governments and by the increasingly frequent episodes of discrimination and racism. Three rounds of surveys in 2015 will examine the phenomenon in France, Italy, Spain and Turkey.
From the gypsies to the Roma, old and new mythologies
If 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"....
ARCH+ Planetary Urbanism award
On the sidelines of the United Nations Habitat III Conference to be held in October 2016, ARCH+ Journal launches a competition on planetary urbanism for designers, scientists and students. Submissions for the 20,000 euro prize should be made before the July 15, 2015 deadline.
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