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Algeria, the legislative elections and the Arab Spring
Nassim Brahimi   
Algeria, the legislative elections and the Arab Spring | babelmed | mediterranean cultureThe legislative elections against the spectre and the NATO in Algeria are similar to the previous elections even if the regime has managed to fool everyone by putting salt on a flat insipid policy.
 
Bahrain: The role of “Social Media” in promoting democracy
Reem Khalifa   
Bahrain: The role of “Social Media” in promoting democracy | babelmed | mediterranean cultureIn early 2011, Bahrain was the 3rd country to experience its own “Arab Spring”, following Tunisia and Egypt. On the 14th February thousands of youths marched towards Manama, demanding political reforms. The cry for freedom and change was spread through social media.
 
Gaza’s children share their dreams and fears
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Gaza’s children share their dreams and fears | babelmed | mediterranean cultureIn December 2010, 200 children from Al Zarqa, one of the poorest areas of the Gaza Strip, participated in a drawing project which has now reached the UK in a unique exhibition organized by young British activists and sponsored by Oxfam, Made in Europe and the NIDA Trust
 
Tunisia: When punishment becomes a gift
Thameur Mekki   
Tunisia: When punishment becomes a gift  | babelmed | mediterranean cultureWhen the works of Ben Haj Yahia, Jebali, Darwish and Farzit pervade theatrical creativity, the struggle of two generations parades on stage.
 
Samira Ibrahim, the bravest young woman in Egypt
Dina Kabil   
Samira Ibrahim, the bravest young woman in Egypt | babelmed | mediterranean cultureComing from the conservative Southern Egypt, the 25-year-old Samira Ibrahim is not an activist. Nonetheless, the young woman has had the courage to accuse the army of rape after having been obliged to undergo a virginity test.
 
5th Spring Festival, Egypt & Lebanon
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5th Spring Festival, Egypt & Lebanon | babelmed | mediterranean cultureThe 5th Edition of the Spring Festival organised by Culture Resource in cooperation with Shams Association will be held in Cairo, Alexandria, Minya, Assiut, Beirut and Tripolo simultaneously from the 20th April to the 16th of May 2012.
 
Conflict between stability and change
Nidal Ayoub   
Conflict between stability and change | babelmed | mediterranean cultureConflict between the two generations remains: the one that believes it has “made history” and the other in which the whole world sees the “makers of the future
 
The Philippines - Misrata
Jenny Gustafson   
The Philippines - Misrata | babelmed | mediterranean cultureTwo Philippine female migrant workers stand in front of the collection of photos of dead and injured people on display in Libya’s third largest town Misrata. When the war began last spring, they chose to stay in Libya and volunteer at one of Misrata’s hospitals.
 
Greece: Chrysi Avghi, the darkest side of the crisis
Gilda Lyghounis   
Greece: Chrysi Avghi, the darkest side of the crisis | babelmed | mediterranean cultureAfter the failure of negotiations for a new government, Greece is going back to the polls on June 17th. Many eyes are on the neo-Nazi movement Chrysi Avghi ("Golden Dawn"), that has taken advantage of the crisis. A portrait of the party and its leader, Nikos Michaloliakos.
 
A white wave for Syria
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A white wave for Syria | babelmed | mediterranean cultureA Solidarity Action organised on the occasion of the 66th anniversary of the Independence of Syria, under the patronage of the International Federation for Human Rights and the League for Human Rights will be held in Paris, Place du Trocadero, April 17th, 7 to 7.30 p.m.
 
Passing on the key
KS   
Passing on the key | babelmed | mediterranean cultureFrom one generation of Palestinians to the next, refugees displaced since Israel’s creation have been passing on the stories of their dispossession
 
Nothing left but the writing
Albert Gatt   
Nothing left but the writing | babelmed | mediterranean cultureAlbert Gatt gives us a review of European Union Prize for Literature winning book In the Name of the Father and of the son, written by Maltese poet and author, Immanuel Mifsud. The novel has been translated by the Albert Gatt.
 
Activism: the takeover?
Kenza Sefrioui   
Activism: the takeover? | babelmed | mediterranean cultureOver the past year, the 20th February Movement not only gathered young activists in its ranks but also those who have a longer experience in political or societal activism. This is an example of intergenerational coexistence based on common values but there are also certain misunderstandings…
 
Breaking a vicious cycle!
May S   
Breaking a vicious cycle!  | babelmed | mediterranean cultureIn the utopian state I am referring to, future generations will break the vicious cycle and allow the emergence of a new reality. Most importantly, politics and morals can come closer to each other and double-standard approaches will come to an end.
 
Tunisia: Entering the Aquarium
Mohammed Faraj   
Tunisia: Entering the Aquarium | babelmed | mediterranean cultureThe sky was the first thing that attracted my attention when we were departing from Carthage airport in Tunis the capital. The Tunisian sky was pure, exhibiting several and...
 

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