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Brussels, The Day After
Gianluca Solera   

Brussels, The Day After | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanYesterday, 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…

 
On Giulio and the cost of doing business in Egypt
Isabel Esterman   

On Giulio and the cost of doing business in Egypt | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanThe death of Giulio Regeni exposes the continuous human rights violations that critical voices, activists, journalists are facing under the government of General Al-Sisi. Foreign diplomats and intelligence officers in Egypt “understand the dirty politics, the abuse, the broken bodies and shattered lives that keep Egypt ‘open for business’… But until now they have not appeared to care” writes Mada Masr.

 
2016: The black jubilee for the Gypsy
babelmed   

2016: The black jubilee for the Gypsy  | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanThe July 21 Association launched an international appeal called #PeccatoCapitale (cardinal sin) to ask the City of Rome for a moratorium on forced evictions of informal settlements in the city. The operations have tripled since Pope Bergoglio announced the Extraordinary Holy Year.

 
Gypsy culture in Turkey: From "half" to "whole"
Övgü Pinar   

Gypsy culture in Turkey: From "half" to "whole" | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanIs it possible to talk about a universal, all-inclusive Gypsy culture? What are the distinctive characteristics of different Gypsy groups and how are they transmitted through generations in a community without a written culture? An interview with Turkish professor of music ethnography ?brahim Yavuz Yükselsin and a portrait of Turkish-Gypsy director Elmas Arus.

 
The gitano duende in Spain
Cristina Artoni   

The gitano duende in Spain | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanFrom flamenco to rumba, through the literary productions passed down orally from generation to generation, to the young creators who today reinterpret the tradition with contemporary language. The reportage by Babelmed on artistic expressions of Romany communities in Barcelona and Andalusia.

 
“Are we going to die today?”
Kulsoom Rizvi   

 “Are we going to die today?” | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanThe questions Syrian children ask their parents. Forcibly uprooted from their homes, millions of Syrian children are growing up knowing nothing but war and terror. Though many families remain trapped in Syria’s war zones, others have been forced to make tough decisions to save themselves and their children.

 
President Erdogan, free Cumhuriyet’s editors and all other detained journalists!
Reporters sans frontières   

President Erdogan, free Cumhuriyet’s editors and all other detained journalists! | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanCan Dündar, the editor­in­chief of the Turkish daily Cumhuriyet, and his Ankara bureau chief, Erdem Gül, have been held since the evening of 26 November. They are charged with spying and terrorism because last May they published evidence of arms deliveries by the Turkish intelligence services to Islamist groups in Syria.

 
Interview with Evelyne Pommer from Médiathèque Mateo Maximoff
Nathalie Galesne   

Interview with Evelyne Pommer from Médiathèque Mateo Maximoff | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanEvelyne Pommerat receives you the Médiathèque Mateo Maximoff with precious attention. Responsible for an extensive archive devoted to Gypsies and travellers (gent du voyage), this veteran documentalist turned this place into an open window to the present, thanks to a vibrant cultural program.

 
Romani artistic expressions
Federica Araco   

Romani artistic expressions  | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanIs it possible to talk about Romani arts? If so, what cultural models inspire its standards of beauty? And what is meant by romanipé? Interviews and testimonials on the reality in Italy by creators, academics and researchers.

 
Boycott drive proposes martyrs, prisoners as parliamentary candidates
Mada Masr   

Boycott drive proposes martyrs, prisoners as parliamentary candidates  | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanSome young activists are calling on Egyptians to boycott the parliamentary elections in honor of the martyrs of the revolution and imprisoned political dissidents. But given the boycott's limited outreach and a general political apathy, some dismiss the campaign as an elitist folly. (Ebticar/Mada Masr)

 

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