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Beirut: “World Book Capital 2009”
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Beirut: “World Book Capital 2009” | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanUnesco Director-General announced on the 3rd of July the nomination of Beirut as the “World Book Capital 2009”. According to the selection committee, the city of Beirut was selected “in the light of its focus on cultural diversity, dialogue and tolerance, and of its diverse and stimulating programme.” During that year the city should undertake to organise and run a larger number of events around books, literature and reading.
 
Imaging Dahyeh – Journeys towards a Home
Imaging Dahyeh – Journeys towards a Home | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanNat Muller and Jim Quilty have been asked to curate a selection of Lebanese and Palestinian short films for the Norwegian short film festival…How to tell about South Beirut, Palestine without comforting the “war images” so much attached to these places? With “Imaging Dayeh –Fragments from the Edge of Beirut” and “Journey towards home” they questioned media narratives that “tend to represent “the Middle East” as an undifferentiated conflict zone.
 
العصيان في وعلى بيروتى
                                    العصيان في وعلى بيروتى | babelmed | women - migration - mediterranean ??????? ??? ??? ????? «??????» (?? ??????? ????????? ?????????? ??????? ???????..)? ??? ?????? ?? ????? ???????? ??????? ????????? ?? ????? ?????? ?? ?????. ????? ?????????? ?? ????? ????? ?? ???? ??? 2891. ??? ???? ????? 3891 ??? ????? ?? ????? ?? ???????? ????? ???? ????? ??????? ??? ?????? ??? ???? ?? ??? ???? ????? ?????? ????? ??????
 
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…
 
عن أرض الجنوب اللبناني
 عن أرض الجنوب اللبناني | babelmed | women - migration - mediterranean«?? ??? ??????? ?????? ????? ????????». ??? ????? ??? ????? ??? ???? ??? ?????? ??????? ?????? ???? ????????. ?????? ???? ?? ????? ??????? ??????: ?????? ????? ??? ???????? ???? ????? ????????? ?????? ???? «????? ????????». ??? ??? ?????? ???? ????? ????? ???? ????? ??? ????? ????? ???? ????? ?«??????» ??? ?????? ??????? ?????? ??? ?????? ?????? ?????? ????? ????? ????????? ?????? ??????. ??? ?? ?????? ??????? ??? ?? ?????? ?????? ?? ???? ?????? ????????. ????? ?? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???? ?? ?????? ??? ????? ??????? ??? ??? ???? ?????? ??????? ????? ?????? ??? ????????? ??????? ???????? ??????? ?????? ??????? ????? ?????? ??? ???? ?????? ??????? ????????? ?? ????? ?? ????.
 
A short history of the relationship between Lebanese arts production and foreign funding
A short history of the relationship between Lebanese arts production and foreign funding | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanToday, there are some 12,000 civil society organizations and associations in Lebanon that receive funding from an almost limitless number of sources. If you can believe it, an anonymous American “source” pays a monthly wage to every Lebanese rap singer. Is their any point in questioning the benefits of the “foundation”?
 
Abu Ali Hamidi: the retired arms dealer
Abu Ali Hamidi: the retired arms dealer | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanOur Lebanese journalist Youssef Bazzi needed to talk to some arm dealers to check if the whispers that the various factions and groups are rearming and stocking up on equipment in Beirut were right. He finally met famous Qabdawi (arm dealer) Abu Ali Hamidi, to find out…He could just learn about the past…
 
Rebellion within and against Beirut
Rebellion within and against Beirut | babelmed | women - migration - mediterranean“I’m going to tell you how civil strife happens (or if you prefer: revolution, upheaval, uprising or rebellion), the way I experienced it as a wild adolescent during Lebanon’s war”. Remembering Lebanon in Autumn 1982, or during the February Intifada of 1992 might help to understand Lebanese current upheavals argues Youssef Bazzi from Beirut.
 
VIVAT LEBANON!
VIVAT LEBANON! | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanThéâtre national de Chaillot, Sunday, 22th of October 2006 Under the patronage of the Lebanese embassy in France, with the support of the French Ministry of culture and the City of Paris, the Théâtre national de Chaillot in Paris is presenting an Artistic and cultural evening for Lebanon.
 
A reportage from Southern Lebanon (II)
A reportage from Southern Lebanon (II) | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanIn between Hizbollah’s cries of victory and general destruction, a reportage in South Lebanon by our Lebanese journalist Youssef Bazzi. Second part: from Al-Shahabiya to Bint Jbeil.
 

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