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Hezbollah’s supporters flock to central Beirut: Striking for shabbiness not politics
Hezbollah’s supporters flock to central Beirut: Striking for shabbiness not politics | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanThe masses don't think: they reject or accept ideas wholesale without ever submitting them to debate. Their leaders' pronouncements blitz their brains, transformed in a flash from words to deeds. Inspired by a rhetoric it has elevated to the status of high ideal the people make the entirely voluntary decision to sacrifice themselves for its sake.
 
Orhan Pamuk: Why do I write?
Orhan Pamuk: Why do I write? | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanAll has been said about Orhan Pamuk, yesterday condemned by the Turkish judicial, today Nobel Prize for Literature 2006. His speech given on 7 December at the Swedish Academy in Stockholm is a beautiful plea for literature, a moving text with a suitcase as the central piece, a suitcase filled with note pads written par his father and given to Orhan Pamuk, a suitcase which symbolises the passage of knowledge from father to son.
 
New Bosnian Cinema 2006
New Bosnian Cinema 2006 | babelmed | women - migration - mediterranean30 November - 3 December 2006, Riverside Studios, London The Bosnian Institute, in partnership with Sarajevo Film Festival, Europe's most dynamic young film festival, brings a third season of the best new features and shorts by Bosnian film makers and producers to Riverside Studios. More than 10 years after the end of the 1992-1995 conflict the war and its aftermath remains the dominant theme in Bosnian cinema
 
Lost & found…in Cairo
Lost & found…in Cairo | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanCairo, Townhouse Gallery, 3 -10 of December Since 1997, Lost & Found has organised over 60 sessions of 'lost images and sounds'. Visual artists, writers and musicians show material which doesn't fit comfortably into regular gallery contexts; work which demands more concentration than the usual walk-by, or seems out of place anywhere. The next Lost & Found evening will take place in Cairo with presentation of visual artists from Amsterdam and Cairo.
 
The European Turkish “Star” Who Carries Balkan Blood
Selda Paydak   

The European Turkish “Star” Who Carries Balkan Blood | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanBlending differences through her voice and identity, Y?ld?z ?brahimova sings jazz, opera, classical music and tzigane music in her original interpretation. She tells us about borders, her native Bulgaria, her home, Istanbul, her relationship with Europe. Several identities that sum up a multiple identity from the Balkan region. The first interview of a feature on Turkish artists published in collaboration with the EC Delegation Monthly Newsletter.

 
Lebanon: Awareness campaign on sectarianism
Lebanon: Awareness campaign on sectarianism | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanAmam, a group of democratic, independent, Lebanese women & men from the civil society met spontaneously following the February 14th national tragedy. They are now launching a campaign against sectarianism in Lebanon. It focuses on the ridiculous/harmful side of sectarianism/confessionalism and its excesses in Lebanese every day life. Let’s “laugh and think” then…
 
Caught in a Dirty Business
Caught in a Dirty Business | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanThis year’s edition of the Taste the World fair trade festival to be held on Saturday, 9th December at St. James Cavalier in Valletta, will focus on the injustices that plague the cotton and textile industry in general and urge consumers in Malta to voice their concern and choose those products that respect workers and the natural environment.
 
Sustain to Jalila Baccar and Fadhel Jaïbi. Tunisian drama writers and theatre directors.
Sustain to Jalila Baccar and Fadhel Jaïbi. Tunisian drama writers and theatre directors. | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanWe have just learned that, the Consultative Commission called “d'orientation théâtrale" in Tunisia has recommended the censorship of the Play “Khamsoun” (“Corps otages”) .This recommendation is fully effective since it has been ratified by the Ministry of Culture.
 
International meeting of contemporary dance makers of the Mediterranean
International meeting of contemporary dance makers of the Mediterranean | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneancall for participants Deadline for applications: December 8th 2006 La Mekanica (Barcelona) will organize an international meeting of professional contemporary dance makers of the Mediterranean – Arab and European countries – on the framework of Festival Complicitats 2007, a new international and intercultural contemporary dance festival that will take place in Barcelona from January 20th until February 18th.
 
Identities according to Murathan Mungan
Selda Paydak   

Identities according to Murathan Mungan | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanAn interview with Murathan Mungan, one of the major contemporary Turkish poet. The author of “The Mesopotamian Trilogy” reflects with us about identity and the dangers of defining oneself too strictly: “Identity is a concept of our age that should be used very carefully. All types of identities, ethnic, national, religious, sexual or whatever else, can become your prison after a while...”.

 

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