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Roma in Turkey: Not recognized, not protected
Övgü Pinar   

Roma in Turkey: Not recognized, not protected | babelmed | mediterranean cultureThe Roma population in Turkey is not recognized as a minority, and therefore not under legal protection. Roma rights activists in Turkey fight against discriminatory rhetoric of politicians and stereotypical representation in the media and publications that feed the prejudice.

 
"GRA"
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"GRA" | babelmed | mediterranean cultureRome’s 70-kilometre long GRA (Grande Raccordo Anulare) is Italy’s longest urban motorway. Few think of it as an urban space to explore.

 
In pursuit of bread the Egyptian workers risk their lives in Libya
Nadia Ahmed   

In pursuit of bread the Egyptian workers risk their lives in Libya | babelmed | mediterranean cultureIn pursuit of bread the Egyptian workers risk their lives in Libya | babelmed | mediterranean cultureAfter a graphic video showing 21 Coptic Egyptians beheaded by Islamic State forces was released last February, some activists are holding their government accountable for the grim conditions faced by Egyptian migrant laborers in the Country. (Ebticar/MadaMasr)

 
Mixed feelings on “race” and Lebanon
Stephanie Watt / Ellie Swingewood   

Mixed feelings on “race” and Lebanon | babelmed | mediterranean cultureMixed feelings on “race” and Lebanon | babelmed | mediterranean cultureLebanon, a Country at the crossroads of cultural and intellectual traits, has long been characterised by migration. But in spite of this cross-cultural element – what many would say is an intrinsic part of Lebanese society – there is xenophobia. A photographic project realized by the Nigerian-Libanese Nisreen Kaj analyzed this phenomena. (Ebticar/Marshallah News)

 
"Yo no soy Trapacero"
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"Yo no soy Trapacero" | babelmed | mediterranean cultureA campaign against the Royal Spanish Academy criticizes the latest edition of the dictionary of the Castillian language, in which the term "Gitano" is associated with the word "trickster"...

 
Sar San 2.0: A living library to dismantle prejudices
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Sar San 2.0: A living library to dismantle prejudices | babelmed | mediterranean cultureThe ABCittà cooperative and the 21 Luglio Association organize workshops and seminars in Rome to create a living library dedicated to Rom men and women. As "human books", these persons open themselves to readers to dismantle the most common stereotypes that over the years have contributed to their marginalization and stigmatization.

 
Feauture - Cultural independences
Ebticar   
Feauture - Cultural independences | babelmed | mediterranean cultureFeauture - Cultural independences | babelmed | mediterranean cultureFreedom to love, to think, to create, to inform... Personal or participatory freedoms, economic autonomy... In this second Ebticar dossier, the cultural independences are told in all ways. This dossier was created with articles from Arablog, inkyfada, Mada Masr, Mashallah News, Maghreb émergent (Radio M) and Vizualizing Impact, projects supported under the Ebticar-Media program.
 
The usual gypsies
Federica Araco   

The usual gypsies | babelmed | mediterranean cultureAlthough unfounded and resulting from ignorance and popular hearsay, prejudices and stereotypes against Romani people are very numerous and still strongly rooted in Italy. Journalists and politicians often contribute to feed them, turning the Roma and Sinti in perfect "scapegoats" to direct the anger and frustration of public opinion, turning it away from the discomforts caused by poor governance and crisis. The reportage by Babelmed.

 
In Greater Cairo, 40 percent lives in informal housing
MadaMasr   

In Greater Cairo, 40 percent lives in informal housing | babelmed | mediterranean cultureIn Greater Cairo, 40 percent lives in informal housing | babelmed | mediterranean cultureForty percent of all Greater Cairo residents lives in informal housing, according to a Ministry of Housing source, as reported by the privately owned daily Al-Shorouk Monday. (Ebticar/MadaMasr)

 
The illegal wall
Visualizing Palestine   

The illegal wall  | babelmed | mediterranean cultureThe illegal wall  | babelmed | mediterranean cultureThe construction of a “continuous fence” all around the occupied Palestinian West Bank began by Israel on June 2002 is illegal, say the International Court of Justice. The infographic realized by Visualizing Palestine.(Visualizing Palestine/Ebticar)

 
Cultural Thought and Practice in Morocco
Hanan Kassab Hassan   

Cultural Thought and Practice in Morocco | babelmed | mediterranean cultureThe itinerant workshop Thought and Practice (Pensée et Pratique P&P), on the initiative of the René Seydoux Foundation, was held from the 22nd to the 24th January 2015 in Casablanca with the aim of analyzing the conditions of cultural life in Morocco from a Mediterranean perspective.

 
"Time of the Gypsies" for the Syrian refugees
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"Time of the Gypsies" for the Syrian refugees | babelmed | mediterranean cultureK?rkayak Cultural Center in Turkey screens "Gypsy movies" from around the world in April to commemorate the Gypsy refugees of the Syrian war.

 
European Roma Institute to be established
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European Roma Institute to be established | babelmed | mediterranean cultureEuropean Roma Institute to be established | babelmed | mediterranean cultureOpen Society Foundations and the Council of Europe agree to set up the first European Roma Institute to give Roma communities' "music, art and unique traditions their own stage".

 
Mediterranean territories
Ebticar   

Mediterranean territories | babelmed | mediterranean cultureMediterranean territories | babelmed | mediterranean cultureThe territories of the southern Mediterranean shore, although having already gone through difficult times, have never been so precarious and complex as they are currently. Mediterranean citizens have rarely faced similar challenges and tests. Territories to be discovered in this first Ebticar dossier, produced thanks to the contributions by New Syrian Voices, Visualizing Impact, Mashallah News, Mada Masr and Inkyfada...

 

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