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Bardo’s terror and the cursed circle
Gianluca Solera   

Bardo’s terror and the cursed circle | babelmed | mediterranean cultureAnother slap to the Tunisian Revolution, another stab in the womb of the Arab Spring. The attack to the Museum of Bardo of March 18, 2015, was a political act. Contrary to what several Western media have related, the attack was most probably not orchestrated by ISIS, but by a brigade named ?Aqba Ibn N?fi?a, connected to al-Q??eda in the Islamic Maghreb.

 
Europe as a Global Actor
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Europe as a Global Actor | babelmed | mediterranean cultureEU's “Europe as a Global Actor” grant for promoting the European cultural heritage and science is open to submissions until 28 May 2015.

 
Roma in Turkey: Not recognized, not protected
Övgü Pınar   

Roma in Turkey: Not recognized, not protected | babelmed | mediterranean cultureThe Roma population in Turkey, believed to be between 500,000 and 5 million, is not recognized as a minority, and therefore not under legal protection. Turkish Roma face discrimination in all aspects of life;with employment, housing, education and healt being the greatest issues.

 
"Volunteering for Remembrence": Call for applications
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"Volunteering for Remembrence": Call for applications | babelmed | mediterranean culturePhiren Amenca seminar "Volunteering for Remembrance!" will bring toghether 40 Roma and non-Roma volunteers in Romania between 29 April-6 May.

 
Away From Home
Kursat Bayhan   

Away From Home | babelmed | mediterranean cultureAway From Home | babelmed | mediterranean cultureThe photographer Kursat Bayhan five years ago started to document the life’s conditions of the habitants of Eminönu e Küçükpazar, in Istanbul: internal migrants came from little villages in the countryside in the oriental and south-oriental areas of the Country. (Ebticar/Mashallah news)

 
Work with dignity
Ella Wind   

Work with dignity | babelmed | mediterranean cultureWork with dignity | babelmed | mediterranean cultureIn Beirut, near the refugees’ camp of Shatila where hundreds of Syrians live together with more than 9.000 Palestinians, a laboratory of embroidery helps women escaped from war to find themselves. A female community, created by young exiled syrians, to encourage creativity and solidarity. (Ebticar/Mashallah news)

 
CEU Summer University: Performing Romani Identities
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CEU Summer University: Performing Romani Identities | babelmed | mediterranean cultureCEU Summer University: Performing Romani Identities | babelmed | mediterranean cultureCEU's summer school, in cooperation with Open Society Foundations, offers a course on Romani identities for graduate students, faculty researchers and practitioners in universities and other institutions from all over the world.

 
Word of Gitano, the short film of a community
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Word of Gitano, the short film of a community | babelmed | mediterranean cultureRealized with crowdfunding in the Andalusian city of Almeria and already won awards at many festivals, "Antonia" tells the story of a young photographer and her encounter with a journalist, both Gitanes. A project that involved more than two hundred people with the aim of bringing the reality Gitanes closer to the rest of society.

 
Ibraaz launches Platform 008
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Ibraaz launches Platform 008  | babelmed | mediterranean cultureIbraaz has announced the launch ofPlatform 008, which from November 2014 to April 2015 explores the following question: How might we productively locate North Africa and the Middle East within the context of the so-called Global South?

 
In France, a chart for the rights and dignity of the Roma and more...
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In France, a chart for the rights and dignity of the Roma and more... | babelmed | mediterranean cultureAbout thirty organizations (associations, collectives and trade unions) have decided to react to the proliferation of expulsions and evacuations of the groups of people who live on the streets, especially in the slums, by developing a "charter for the respect of the rights and dignity of those who 'occupy the land'."

 
Segregation wall declared an "artwork"
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Segregation wall declared an "artwork" | babelmed | mediterranean cultureThe mayor of Baia Mare, Romania resists court order to demolish the wall he built around a Roma neighborhood by turning it into an "art project".

 
Roma Culture Institute launched in Turkey
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Roma Culture Institute launched in Turkey  | babelmed | mediterranean cultureRoma Language and Culture Research Institute of Trakya University in Edirne has officially started its academic activities.

 
The Other Hundred
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The Other Hundred | babelmed | mediterranean cultureTurkish Roma musician Kerem Alar, is one of 100 persons from 95 countries whose stories are told in the photo-book "The Other Hundred", an alternative to the much famous "top 100" lists.

 
March: elections in Egypt
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March: elections in Egypt | babelmed | mediterranean cultureMarch: elections in Egypt | babelmed | mediterranean cultureA date has finally been set for parliamentary elections, which will begin on March 22 and go through the end of April. (Mada Masr/EBTICAR)

 

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