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The Tower of Babel Shall be in Malta
Kenza Sefrioui   

The Tower of Babel Shall be in Malta | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanThe idea to create a Euro - Mediterranean hub, both physical and virtual, dedicated to literary exchange and translation, is not a new one.

The return of the boats
The return of the boats | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanThe arrival of a thousand sub Saharan immigrants in Malta on three boats one of which was sent back by Italy, has re-opened the immigration debate on a densely populated island of 400,000.
ANDES Report on Migrant Destitution, Malta
ANDES Report on Migrant Destitution, Malta | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanThe JRS Malta has just published their ANDES (Advocacy Network on Destitute Forced Migrants) report on a pilot study on migrant destitution.
Kismayo to Malta
Kismayo to Malta | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanA Somali teacher’s journey towards Europe. Travelling from the Southern part of Somalia right up to the Mediterranean shores and finding himself in Malta, Abshir tells his story to Gilbert Calleja.
Opportunities are elsewhere
Opportunities are elsewhere | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanWork and money seem to be the number one preoccupation of most of the Maltese between twenty to thirty years of age. Subsistence, precarious employment and living up to one’s expectations are however only part of the complexities which define youths in present day Malta. Relationships, single-parenthood, immigration and education are still very much on the agenda.
Uncommon: Malta + Gozo
Uncommon: Malta + Gozo | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanMaltese Journalist Emma Mattei together with all other contributors has very recently launched “Uncommon”, an uncommon guide to the Islands of Malta and Gozo that Babelmed English recommends.
Not in my country, Joe Sacco
Not in my country, Joe Sacco | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanThe well-known Maltese journalist and cartoonist, Joe Sacco has just published his graphic novel entitled Not in my country dealing with immigration issues in Malta.
5th Edition of the Malta Arts Festival
5th Edition of the Malta Arts Festival | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanThe 5th Edition of the Malta Arts Festival is running between the 1st and the 23rd of July 2010.
“Traffic Island”
“Traffic Island” | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanIn the last decade Malta has seen an influx of boat people making ‘immigration’ one of the hottest debatable issues on the streets. Racism is on the increase and local politicians have shown little political will to facilitate the migrants’ integration within the local society.
Young on the Rock
Young on the Rock | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanGood weather, stability and warm- hearted people. All sell well with the tourists but how do young Maltese people live? What do they make out of living on a tiny Euro-Med island with ambitions of becoming an international communications hub? How does it feel to be a young person living in densely populated Malta today?

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