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Sub-Saharan immigration and Human Rights in Algeria
Sub-Saharan immigration and Human Rights in Algeria | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanThe activity of Human Rights NGOs thwarted by the lack of means Even though it is constantly increasing, “illegal” Sub-Saharan immigration does not yet seem to be the main concern of the two Algerian Human Rights leagues, the LADH and the LADDH (1). Neither of these two NGOs has, at the moment, launched a campaign to raise consciousness about the situation of irregular Sub-Saharan immigrants, the vast majority of which live in extremely precarious conditions.
 
Little Girls of Jenin
Little Girls of Jenin | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanThe reason for my happiness today is that I’m going to give a reading in Jenin refugee camp. My happiness is certain that—and because—its source is the desire to put an end to pain; preventing it from going on like that, monopolizing my soul, for some years now, after my first and last visit to Jenin camp in the spring of 2002, even though Jenin itself is the city of my childhood.
 
Yatf: Funding for Independent Cultural Spaces
Yatf: Funding for Independent Cultural Spaces | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanDeadline: 15th of May 2007 Recently, the number of new independent cultural spaces has been on the rise, most of which founded and operated by young artists and cultural operators to meet demands of artists and audiences. Most of these spaces lack the basic funding resources for their running costs and professional staff that assure the sustainability of these spaces. As a respond to these needs, YATF is offering, with the support of Ford Foundation- Cairo office, six grants that can cover either the running costs of these spaces or to renovate or rehabilitee a new space.
 
Interview with Ali Sirmen, columnist for the leftist kemalist daily «Cumhuriyet»
Interview with Ali Sirmen, columnist for the leftist kemalist daily «Cumhuriyet» | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanSince its establishment and as the name of the newspaper itself points out, «Cumhuriyet» has always upheld republican values. Today, ultraliberals define it as reactionary! While others claim it is a leftist paper…
 
Turkey and Europe: will this stressful engagement ever end?
Turkey and Europe: will this stressful engagement ever end? | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanSince 1963 Turkey clearly stated its will to become a member of the Union… back then, Europe was just taking its first steps towards a common policy and Turkey’s pace marched along a coherent historical line. Being a part of Europe seemed to be a natural tendency of the Turkish Republic, but it took over 40 years to celebrate this engagement in public and it certainly has been a peculiar one!
 
Mohamed Saïb Musette, international migrations specialist
Mohamed Saïb Musette, international migrations specialist | babelmed | women - migration - mediterranean“Sub-Saharan migration to the North, particularly from Mali and Nigeria, is an millenary phenomenon (…) Malians, Nigerians and southern Algerian, Tuaregs, have always moved freely in the great Sahara” says international migrations specialist, Mohamed Saïb Musette. Today, however, migratory movements have increased and Algeria hosts more than 20000 Sub-Saharan immigrants. How can one explain this trend? What migration strategy have these newcomers adopted?
 
Alarming rise of Journalists Arrests in Turkey
Alarming rise of Journalists Arrests in Turkey | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanI had previously written to you about the alarming rise in the number of arrests and custodies of journalists within the last months, along with shutting down of radios and papers, threats of all sorts. Twenty four journalists have been arrested between September and November 9th, working for the left wing and 'kurdish' press.
 
6th Edition FotoGrafia – A Festival with no Boundaries
6th Edition FotoGrafia – A Festival with no Boundaries | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanFrom April 6th to June 3rd 2007 FotoGrafia – Rome’s sixth International Festival is offering an increasing rich and articulated programme. In addition to many exhibitions FotoGrafia has now added three very important projects: the ‘European Month of Photography’, an international network alongside 6 other European capital cities, the FotoGrafia- Baume & Mercier First International Award and the creation of ‘Lazio, Terra’, a new project for the Latium Region.
 
Turkey and Armenia: A labor of remembrance that has yet to be performed
Turkey and Armenia: A labor of remembrance that has yet to be performed | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanIn Turkey, the Armenian genocide is still largely taboo. Despite ranking among the greatest tragedies of the twentieth century, it remains either buried or avoided. But attitudes seem to have changed profoundly—enough that Turkey may finally witness real efforts to bring the history of the Armenians to light.
 
Europe, a hopeless love?
Europe, a hopeless love? | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanThere’s nothing like a small detour where Istanbul’s artists and intellectuals live, to make you grasp the complexity of Turkish society and the variety of voices it stages. You should listen to them, while crossing one side of the river to the other, and letting all certainties sway along with the ferry that links Europe to Asia.
 

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