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NYC Event: Translating the Maghreb after the Arab Spring (NYC, 23 September 2012)

Translating the Maghreb after the Arab Spring Sunday, 23 September 2012 5 – 6 pm Brooklyn Borough Hall Community Room (209 Joralemon Street) The PEN Translation Committee Presents North African Writing in the Wake of the Arab Spring. Noted translators, editors, and poets Pierre Joris (Exile Is My ...  Read More »

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Open Letter Regarding the Detention of Zakaria Zubeidi

[The following letter was issued by a number of concerned individuals in response to the Palestinian Authority's detention and treatment of Zakaria Zubeidi, co-founder of the Freedom Theater.] Open letter regarding the detention of Zakaria Zubeidi, co-founder of the Freedom Theatre. For the attention of ...  Read More »

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Conference: Aesthetics and Politics - Counter-Narratives, New Publics, and the Role of Dissent in the Arab World (Cairo, 16-26 Sep. 2012)

"Aesthetics and Politics: Counter-Narratives, New Publics, and the Role of Dissent in the Arab World" is the theme of the International Summer Academy the research program Europe in the Middle East—The Middle East in Europe (EUME) of the Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien and the ‘Center for ...  Read More »

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Democracy Now! Interview with Islamic Scholar Tariq Ramadan on the Growing Mideast Protests and "Islam & the Arab Awakening"

As anti-U.S. protests spread across the Middle East, we’re joined by Tariq Ramadan, professor of contemporary Islamic studies at Oxford University and visiting professor at the Faculty of Islamic Studies in Qatar. Ramadan is considered one of the most prominent Muslim intellectuals in Europe and was named by Time ...  Read More »

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The Economic Question for Palestinians in Israel (Jadal Issue 14, July 2012)

[The following is the Table of Contents of the latest issue of Jadal, a quarterly journal published by Mada al-Carmel] Jadal Issue 14, July 2012 The Economic Question for Palestinians In Israel Editorial Mtanes Shehadeh Analytical Papers Towards Redefining the Economic Inferiority of the Palestinians in ...  Read More »

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PACBI Thank You Letter to Mashrou' Leila

[The following letter was issued on 7 September 2012 by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI).] Dear Mashrou' Leila:   We at the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) wish to salute you for your principled decision not to perform ...  Read More »

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Delivered into Enemy Hands: US-Led Abuse and Rendition of Opponents to Gaddafi's Libya

[The following report is the latest from Human Rights Watch (HRW) on the relationship between the US rendition program and the now-deposed Qaddafi regime.] When rebel forces overtook Tripoli in August 2011, prison doors were opened and office files exposed, revealing startling new information about Libya's relations ...  Read More »

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US Democracy in Action: DNC Chairperson Forces Through Reversal on Democrat's Jerusalem Position (Video)

The following video shows the "vote" that occured on 5 September 2012 during the Democratic National Convention (DNC) to amend the Democractic Party's national platform, which had previously been adopted at the DNC on 4 September 2012. Initially, and up until this "vote," the platform made no ...  Read More »

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Letter Concerning Interruption of Study of Four Medical Students at King Faisal University in Saudi Arabia

[The following letter was written by the Committee on Academic Freedom of the Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA).] Dr. Abdullah Mohammed Al-Rubaish President, King Faisal University via email aalrubaish@kfu.edu.sa; president@ud.edu.sa Dr. Waleed Albu-Ali Dean, College of Medicine, King Faisal ...  Read More »

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Letters Concerning Academic Freedom in Iran

[The following letters were written by the Committee on Academic Freedom of the Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA).] (1) Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran
 c/o H. E. Mohammad Khazaee, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United ...  Read More »

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Letter Concerning Turkish Minister of Interior's Comparison Between Writing in Support of Kurdish Rights and Terrorism

[The following letter was written by the Committee on Academic Freedom of the Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA).] Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Office of the Prime Minister Başbakanlık 06573 Ankara, Turkey Via facsimile +90 312 417 0476 Dear Prime Minister Erdoğan: I write on behalf ...  Read More »

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An Account from Young Moroccan Political Prisoners: Rape and Torture in Police Custody

[The following report was originally published in French on Mamfakinch on 2 September 2012. It was subsequently translated into English. Both the English translation and original French version appear below.] Following the 22 July protest against the high cost of living and the increase in prices, which was ...  Read More »

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Serious Crackdown on Saudi Detainees and Their Families in Al-Hayer Prison

[The following report was issued by Alkarama on 29 August 2012.]  “The total number of detainees is nearly 30,000. Those imprisoned do not know when they will be out, as they are often not given any trials or sentences, and if they are tried and sentenced, then they are not released when the sentence expires. ...  Read More »

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Reports Roundup (September 1)

[The following list is a compilation of the reports, statements, and other materials featured on the Jadaliyya Reports Page this past week.] Egyptian Government Attempts to Suppress Media The Committee to Protect Journalists reports on government censorship, particularly at the state run Al-Akhbar newspaper. ...  Read More »

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Syria: Joint Rapid Food Security Needs Assessment

[The following report was issued by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations in June 2012.] Syria: Joint Rapid Food Security Needs Assessment  Summary of Findings Crops and livestock sectors are  the most affected by the ongoing crisis in the country. Table  1 summarizes the ...  Read More »

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Conference: Politics, Art, and Society - The Arab Uprisings of 2011 and After (28 September 2012, Cleveland, Ohio)

Politics, Art, and Society: The Arab Uprisings of 2011 and After 28 September 2012 Cleveland, Ohio Religion, Social Movements, and Protest in the Middle East 9:30 a.m., Dolan Center for Science and Technology, John Carroll University  Well before the popular uprisings of 2011, there was a robust history ...  Read More »

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Moroccan State Propaganda and the Western Saharan Conflict

On the first day of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights’ visit to the Western Sahara “to assess the human-rights situation in both Western Sahara and the Algerian refugee camps where displaced Sahrawi live,” Kerry Kennedy, the president of the center, gave an account for the Huffington Post. Her ...  Read More »

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Moroccan AFP Journalist Beaten and Harassed by Police in Rabat

Omar Brouksy, a Moroccan journalist with the Agence France Presse (AFP), was covering a protest in Rabat, Morocco when he was beaten and harassed by police supressing the protest. Dozens of Moroccans gathered in front of the parliament building to denounce the annual "king loyalty ritual." The demonstration ...  Read More »

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Gaza in 2020: A Liveable Place?

[The following report was issued by the United Nations Country Team in the occupied Palestinian territory in August 2012.]  Gaza in 2020: A Liveable Place?  Summary By the year 2020, the population of Gaza will increase to around 2.1 million, from an estimated 1.6 million people today. The ...  Read More »

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Call for Papers: Islam, Political Islam, and Islamophobia (Bloomington, Indiana, 29-30 March 2013)

  Islam, Political Islam, and Islamophobia: An International Conference 29 - 30 March 2013 Indiana University Bloomington Muslims representing all strata of society throughout the world face an extraordinary degree of negative attention from both public and government eyes often resulting in discriminatory ...  Read More »

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Kuwaiti Government Official Condemns Twitter

[The following statement was issued by the Arab Network for Human Rights Information on 13 August 2012.]  ANHRI denounced  the statements of the Under Secretary of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Information (Suleiman Hamoud), in which he attacked the use of the social network website Twitter, saying that ...  Read More »

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Beirut Event: هذا البحر لي - This Sea is Mine (28 August - 8 September 2012)

هذا البحر لي مجموعة الدكتافون  Read More »

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InCABI Statement on India-Israel Free Trade Agreement

[The following statement was issued by the Indian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel on 24 August 2012.]    We, a group of academics, activists, and artists in India, came together in 2010 to campaign against yet another apartheid regime by extending support to the international ...  Read More »

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Call for Papers: Ready for Democracy? Religion and Political Culture in the Orthodox and Islamic Worlds (Bloomington, Indiana, 28 February - 2 March 2013)

Ready for Democracy? Religion and Political Culture in the Orthodox and Islamic Worlds February 28-March 2, 2013 Indiana University Bloomington The Russian and East European Institute at Indiana University invites advanced graduate students and recent PhDs (those who received their degrees in 2009 or ...  Read More »

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Egyptian Government Attempts to Suppress the Media

[The following article was issued by the Committee to Protect Journalists on 16 August 2012.]  President Mohamed Morsi's government and allies are pushing back against critical news coverage, suppressing critical journalists and state-run newspapers, putting a journalist on trial, and attacking three journalists ...  Read More »

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Reports Roundup (August 25)

[The following list is a compilation of the reports, statements, and other materials featured on the Jadaliyya Reports Page this past week.] South African Government Discourages Citizens from Traveling to Israel The South African Boycott, Divest, and Sanction movement reports on a recent statement from the South ...  Read More »

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Press Release: Bahrain Hires London and Washington-Based Companies to Improve Image

[The following statement was issued by Bahrain Watch on 23 August 2012.]  Bahrain Government Hires 18 Western Companies to Improve Image After Unrest New Project to Track Govt Spin Campaign Shows Over $32M Spent on PR The Government of Bahrain has spent or allocated at least US$ 32.5 million for the services ...  Read More »

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Traveling Open Call for Palestinian Artists (30 August Deadline)

The River Has Two Banks invites Palestinian artists/writers/thinkers traveling via Jordan to stay for an additional night/day to present their work in Amman in an artist talk at Makan art space. The politics of segregation has greatly hindered travel across the east and west banks of the River Jordan. For those in ...  Read More »

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Call for Papers: Mediterranean Research Meeting (Mersin, Turkey, 20-23 March 2013)

14th Mediterranean Research Meeting 20 - 23 March 2013 Mersin, Turkey Goals Reaching its Fourteenth Session, the Mediterranean Research Meeting (MRM) aims: To foster theoretical and empirical research and dialogue among scholars from countries across the Mediterranean whose research focuses on the ...  Read More »

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In the Arab World, Social Media Has Fast Developed into a Medium for the Masses

[The following interview was issued by Arabic Knowledge @ Wharton on 12 June 2012.]  During Tunisia's revolution, Asma Mansour's parents kept her locked at home for her own safety. But Mansour was continuously in touch with those on the street and from her computer, updated through Facebook and Skype on the ...  Read More »

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Jadaliyya’s Reports Page is a forum for disseminating statements, images, and videos produced by people on the ground in the region, as well as highlighting events and publications from/about the region. As such, the Reports Page features a broad range of content, including eye witness accounts of events (in textual, photgraphic, or video format), statements and press releases of interest, calls for participation in events and publications, report-backs from various events, and reports published by different local, regional and international organizations. Inclusion on the Reports Page does constitute endorsement of the analysis, but rather a means of highlighting items of interest produced through other organizations and publications. If you have questions or comments, or would like us to consider featuring something on the Reports Page, please email us at Reports@jadaliyya.com.

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