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International Theatre Workshop in Paris
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International Theatre Workshop in Paris | babelmed | International Theatre Residency - mediterraneanCall for Participation in an International Theatre Workshop in Paris, within the project WALLS-Separate worlds.

 
WALLS: Call for Participation
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WALLS: Call for Participation | babelmed | International Theatre Residency - mediterraneanCall for Participation to the International Theatre Residence program in Nicosia (Cyprus), June 2014, within the WALLS_separate worlds project.

 
The Long Journey: Digitizing the Palestine Refugee Experience
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The Long Journey: Digitizing the Palestine Refugee Experience | babelmed | International Theatre Residency - mediterraneanUNRWA put on display in Jerusalem more than half a million pictures and films chronicling the Palestinian refugees’ lives. The exhibition, between 28 November 2013-28 January 2014, will go on tour to the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Europe and North America.

 
T.R.I.P.: Travel Routes In Photography
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T.R.I.P.: Travel Routes In Photography | babelmed | International Theatre Residency - mediterraneanThe trip magazine presents the second edition of the contemporary travel photography exhibition at the National Roman Museum - Baths of Diocletian from 19 October to 18 December.

 
Cyprus: the last wall in Europe. Interview with Ellada Evangelou
Federica Araco   

Cyprus: the last wall in Europe. Interview with Ellada Evangelou | babelmed | International Theatre Residency - mediterraneanInterview with Greek-Cypriot activist, artist and academic Ellada Evangelou, who works as an independent theatre workshop facilitator, dramaturge and director. Her socio-cultural analysis about the most complex and divided island of the Mediterranean.

 
A Turkish actress’s ordeal to reach Cyprus
Övgü Pinar   

A Turkish actress’s ordeal to reach Cyprus | babelmed | International Theatre Residency - mediterraneanInterview with Ilgaz Ulusoy, a Turkish actress who found herself in a bureaucratic maze when she wanted to travel to Cyprus to take part in the “WALLS-Separate Worlds” project.

 
Escape from the war with a wedding procession
Övgü Pınar   

Escape from the war with a wedding procession | babelmed | International Theatre Residency - mediterraneanInterview with Gabriele del Grande, Italian journalist and one of the creators of the documentary "Io Sto con la Sposa” (On the Bride’s Side), a manifesto against European border policies.

 
Almost Europe
Federica Araco   

Almost Europe | babelmed | International Theatre Residency - mediterraneanThe photographic work of Luca Nizzoli Toetti tells the reality in countries on the eastern borders of Europe: from the Baltic republics to Turkey, passing through Belarus, Moldova, Transnistria and Ukraine.

 
Smuggled futures: the dangerous path of a migrant from Africa to Europe
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Smuggled futures: the dangerous path of a migrant from Africa to Europe | babelmed | International Theatre Residency - mediterraneanThe Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime report explores motivations, methods and impacts of the increasingly potent and lucrative business of migrant smuggling from Africa to Europe.

 
The new role of the Kurds in the Middle Eastern chessboard
Federica Araco   

The new role of the Kurds in the Middle Eastern chessboard  | babelmed | International Theatre Residency - mediterraneanThe violent attacks in Iraq and the siege of Kobanê are raising public awareness on the largest stateless people in the world which has turned into a key ally in the anti-jihadist international coalition. Interview with Iraqi Kurdish journalist Adib Fateh Ali.

 
The “destiny” of child brides in the peripheries of the world
Övgü Pınar   

The “destiny” of child brides in the peripheries of the world | babelmed | International Theatre Residency - mediterraneanThe suspicious death of a 14 year-old child bride in the southeast Turkey and a proposal to ban child marriages in Yemen brought under the spotlights the phenomenon that devastates the lives of 67 million girls, mostly living in the “peripheries of the world”.

 
Urban Walls: from graffitism to street art
Federica Araco   

Urban Walls: from graffitism to street art | babelmed | International Theatre Residency - mediterraneanFor years, hundreds of artists all over the world create their works in the urban space. A complex phenomenon that continues to expand, explains Simone Palotta, curator of public and urban art, and artistic director of WALLS. Interview by Babelmed.

 
The Other Town
Danilo Elia   

The Other Town | babelmed | International Theatre Residency - mediterraneanTwo towns in a mirror image, one in Turkey and the other in Greece. Birgi and Dimitsana are “The other town” – the prize-winning documentary by the Turkish film director Nefin Dinc.

 
Record number of forcibly displaced this year
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Record number of forcibly displaced this year | babelmed | International Theatre Residency - mediterraneanAccording to UNHCR numbers, 5.9 million people were forced to leave their homes in the first half of 2013.

 
UK plans against Romanian and Bulgarian migrants raise eyebrows
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UK plans against Romanian and Bulgarian migrants raise eyebrows | babelmed | International Theatre Residency - mediterraneanBulgaria and Romania in eight EU countries including the UK end at the beginning of 2014. UK’s plans to introduce new measures against migrants angers the EU.

 
Walls: an illusion of security from Berlin to the West Bank
Jon Henley   

Walls: an illusion of security from Berlin to the West Bank | babelmed | International Theatre Residency - mediterraneanAlthough doomed to crumble, humans have always built walls. From the failed Maginot Line to the Great Wall of China they are an indelible part of our history.

 
Why are we building new walls to divide us?
Mark Rice-Oxley and Guardian correspondents   

Why are we building new walls to divide us? | babelmed | International Theatre Residency - mediterraneanUsing satellite imagery, users' pictures, video and first-hand testimony, Guardian reporters across the world chart the new walls being built to divide people from their neighbours.

 
WALLS
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WALLS | babelmed | International Theatre Residency - mediterraneanThe project, developed by Astragali Teatro in Lecce, led and supported by the European Union Culture Program 2007-2013 will question the reality of borders in the Mediterranean through theatrical creation and independent information.

 
The vulnerability of Turkey’s Alevis in the Syrian crisis
Övgü Pinar   

The vulnerability of Turkey’s Alevis in the Syrian crisis | babelmed | International Theatre Residency - mediterraneanA Kurdish-Alevi soccer player’s recent experience could shed some light on what effect the Syrian war and the Islamic State’s “caliphate” is having on Turkey.

 
Syrian Women and the Uprising: Fighting on Multiple Fronts
Syriauntold   

Syrian Women and the Uprising: Fighting on Multiple Fronts | babelmed | International Theatre Residency - mediterraneanIn Syria, women were at the core of the peaceful protests since the beginning of the uprising, in March 2011. From renowned opposition figures like Suheir Atassi and activists Marwa al-Ghamian and...

 
Sexual violence as a weapon of war in Syria
Övgü Pınar   

Sexual violence as a weapon of war in Syria | babelmed | International Theatre Residency - mediterraneanAccording to a report by Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network, 6000 Syrian women have been raped in 2013. Syrian women face further sexual violence in the refugee camps where they seek shelter.

 
Dozens die of starvation in Yarmouk refugee camp
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Dozens die of starvation in Yarmouk refugee camp | babelmed | International Theatre Residency - mediterraneanIn the Palestinian refugee camp Yarmouk, only 8 kilometres from the Syrian capital, people are starving to death. Since over months, the camp is subjected to a dire siege by regime troops.

 
The Nazi threat in Greece: Golden Dawn
Övgü Pınar   

The Nazi threat in Greece: Golden Dawn | babelmed | International Theatre Residency - mediterraneanGreek racist party Golden Dawn, threatens not just the opponents or immigrants but also the democratic values of Europe.

 
Minorities in Turkey sent to exile in the periphery
Övgü Pınar   

Minorities in Turkey sent to exile in the periphery | babelmed | International Theatre Residency - mediterraneanGentrification projects in the historic neighborhoods of Istanbul drives the residents, composed mostly of minorities, to the suburbs where they have difficulty adapting to a new way of life.

 
Gender segregation debate in Turkey
Övgü Pinar   

Gender segregation debate in Turkey | babelmed | International Theatre Residency - mediterraneanTurkey’s Prime Minister Erdogan’s latest attempt in imposing his conservative values on the society is to prevent male and female students from living together.

 
Israel/Gaza: the border underground
Federica Araco   

Israel/Gaza: the border underground | babelmed | International Theatre Residency - mediterraneanThe overland passage is blocked by the wall and the Iron Drone system neutralizes any missile: the only way for Hamas is trying to hit the enemy from the underground.

 
“A wall against immigration. Evros, the eastern gate of Europe"
Federica Araco   

“A wall against immigration. Evros, the eastern gate of Europe" | babelmed | International Theatre Residency - mediterraneanEvros river, a natural border between Turkey and Greece since 1922, is considered by many as the gateway to the East and marks the end of the European territory and the beginning of the Asian continent.

 
Turkey’s New Veiled Mayors Speak Up
Çiçek Tahaoğlu   

Turkey’s New Veiled Mayors Speak Up | babelmed | International Theatre Residency - mediterraneanTurkey now has 7 mayors with headscarves. “We are always struggling for the truth. People who always looked from outside have just noticed this. We will abolish the male system with female mayors,” they said.

 
Turkey’s wall on Syrian border divides Kurds
Övgü Pınar   

Turkey’s wall on Syrian border divides Kurds | babelmed | International Theatre Residency - mediterraneanTurkey started building a wall that separates the Kurdish town Nusaybin from its Syrian twin Qamishli, infuriating Kurds.

 
“Theatre is a practise of xenophilia”
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“Theatre is a practise of xenophilia” | babelmed | International Theatre Residency - mediterraneanInterview with Fabio Tolledi, artistic director of Astragali Teatro in Lecce and president of Italy Center of International Theatre Institute.

 

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