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From Resilience to Revolt: Making Sense of the Arab Spring

[The following report was issued by the Research and Documentation Centre (WODC) of the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice on 21 June 2012.] From Resilience to Revolt: Making Sense of the Arab Spring Executive Summary Early 2011 waves of protest started rolling through the Middle East. Though in many states the ...  Read More »

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The PhD's Job Crisis

[The following analysis of the academic job market was published on marccortez.com]  Read More »

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Joint Statement for the Release of Bahraini Human Rights Activists

[The following letter was issued by the International Freedom of Expression Exchange on 17 August 2012.]  As international human rights groups, we call on member states of the United Nations Human Rights Council who participated in Bahrain's Universal Periodic Review in May 2012 to urge Bahrain to ...  Read More »

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Call for Papers: Congress of Contemporary Research on the Middle East (Erlangen, Germany, 4-6 October 2012)

19th International Congress of Contemporary Research on the Middle East, DAVO Congress 4 – 6 October 2012 Erlangen, Germany  The German Middle East Studies Association for Contemporary Research and Documentation (DAVO) is calling for papers for its 19th International Congress. The conference will be held at ...  Read More »

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Safe Streets Campaign in Yemen

As part of the social protests sweeping the Middle East over the past year and half, a number of movements have arisen to tackle the issue of sexual harassment. One such movement is Yemen's Safe Streets campaign, founded in the fall of 2011. Safe Streets encourages both men and women to speak out about and against ...  Read More »

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South African Government Discourages Citizens from Traveling to Israel

[The following report was issued by BDS South Africa on 11 August 2012.]  South Africa's Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation has unequivocally communicated the South African government's position on "boycott-busting" trips to Israel (which the Israeli lobby has attempted to take ...  Read More »

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Reports Roundup (August 18)

[The following list is a compilation of the reports, statements, and other materials featured on the Jadaliyya Reports Page this past week.] Saudi Arabia Between Conservatism, Accommodation, and Reform The Islamic Research Project discusses issues of social reform in Saudi Arabia, including changing intellectual ...  Read More »

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Sanctions Against Iranian Students in the Netherlands

[The following statement was released by Open Democracy on 10 August 2012.]  While the Netherlands awaits elections at the end of the summer to elect a new cabinet after their government suddenly resigned in April, the Dutch Immigration and Naturalization Service, or the Immigratie en Naturalisatie ...  Read More »

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Call for Proposals: New Paradigms Factory (Deadline: 12 September 2012)

Fellowship Opportunity for Arab Scholars and Activists in the Arab Region: “New Paradigms Factory” A new project of the Arab Council for the Social Sciences facilitating publishing of new thinking by critical, activist, young Arab scholars Are you challenging ways of thinking about politics, culture, action, ...  Read More »

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Syria: Prospects for Intervention

[The following report was issued by Chatham House.]  Syria: Prospects for Intervention Introduction This is a summary of discussions that took place in a closed-door study group bringing together experts from Chatham House's Middle East and North Africa, International Law and International Security ...  Read More »

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Light at the End of their Tunnels? Hamas & the Arab Uprisings

[The following report was issued by International Crisis Group on 14 August 2012.]  Light at the End of their Tunnels? Hamas & the Arab Uprisings  Executive Summary    Hamas never has faced such large challenges and opportunities as presented by the Arab uprisings. It abandoned its ...  Read More »

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US Pursues Return of Palestinian TV Station's Equipment

[The following article was released by the Committee for the Protection of Journalists on 7 August 2012.]  For more than five months, the Ramallah-based private television broadcaster Wattan TV has been without key equipment, including transmitters, computers, files, and archives. On February 29, ...  Read More »

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Saudi Arabia Between Conservatism, Accommodation, and Reform

The “Saudi Arabia Between Conservatism, Accommodation, and Reform” report—edited by Roel Meijer & Paul Aarts—falls within the “Riyadh programme,” which is part of the larger Islamic Research Project (IRP) initiated by the Dutch Foreign Office. The report covers three topics: intellectual debates, civil society, ...  Read More »

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Reports Roundup (August 11)

[The following list is a compilation of the reports, statements, and other materials featured on the Jadaliyya Reports Page this past week.]    Month-by-Month Summary of Developments in Syria (Updated) International Crisis Group chronicles events in Syria since February 2011.  Saudi Campaign for ...  Read More »

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#SudanRevolts: Halima's Testimony (Video)

The following video is the account of a University of Khartoum student named Halima. While on campus during a protest on 9 July 2012, she was shot with a rubber bullet by police officers, resulting in the loss of her right eye.     Read More »

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Syrian Inmate Describes Fatal Assault on Prisoners

[The following statement was issued by Human Rights Watch on 27 July 2012.]  The Syrian government should immediately grant United Nations observers full access to Homs and Aleppo central prisons to check on prisoners who may be at risk of violent reprisals following prison riots, Human Rights Watch said ...  Read More »

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Photos of War Torn Abyan, Southern Yemen

 [The following photos were posted by Woman from Yemen on 24 July 2012.]  Earlier this month I had a brief visit in the warn torn Southern province of Abyan.  Like any war, the impact on civilians and residents is often ignored.   The war in Abyan has killed innocent civilians and displaced ...  Read More »

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Committee on Academic Freedom: Letter Concerning the Arrest and Detention of Muge Tuzcuoglu

[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  Dear Prime Minister Erdoğan: I write on behalf of the Middle East Studies Association ...  Read More »

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Interview with Representative of Sudan Change Now

[Over the last month, a protest movement has gripped Sudan. The movement pronounced Friday 13 July "Kadanka Friday" in order to highlight the role of women in the opposition movement. Below, Heather McRobie interviews Rawa Gafar Bakhit, a representative of Sudan Change Now, about the overall course of the ...  Read More »

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Saudi Campaign for Disabled Rights Interview on Sabah Al-Saudia (Video)

A recent Twitter campaign bearing the hashtag #للمعوق_حقوق (in English, "rights for the disabled") seeks to draw attention to the circumstances of people with disabilities in the Arab world. The initial campaign consisted of participants rotating their profile pictures 180 degrees; the upside-down images ...  Read More »

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Free Citizen Journalists in Sudan & Call for Videos

[The following statement was issued by Sudan Watch on 22 July 2012. The organization is calling for brief videos about the importance of citizen journalism for an upcoming campaign.]  Citizen journalism has been changing the media landscape since the rise of blogs in the late 90s. This was further ...  Read More »

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Syria's Mutating Conflict

[The following report is the latest from the International Crisis Group (ICG) on Syria.]  Syria's Mutating Conflict Executive Summary  At a distance, Syria’s conflict can resemble a slow, painful slog, punctuated by intermittent accelerations and apparent tipping points, influenced by international ...  Read More »

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Israel’s Nukes Derail U.S. Nonproliferation Goals

How Israel Torpedoes Nonproliferation Strengthening the international nonproliferation regime is one of President Obama’s key foreign policy goals. During a speech in Prague, in April 2009, he announced his “intention to seek a world free from the threat of nuclear weapons.” He argued that because the United States ...  Read More »

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Weaponizing Tear Gas: Bahrain's Unprecedented Use of Toxic Chemical Agents Against Civilians

[The following report was issued by Physicians for Human Rights on 1 August 2012.]  Weaponizing Tear Gas: Bahrain's Unprecedented Use of Toxic Chemical Agents Against Civilians  The Bahrain government’s indiscriminate use of tear gas as a weapon has resulted in the maiming, blinding, and even killing of ...  Read More »

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Iraq's Secular Opposition: The Rise and Decline of Al-Iraqiya

[The following report was issued by International Crisis Group on 31 July 2012.]  Iraq's Secular Opposition: The Rise and Decline of Al-Iraqiya  Executive Summary  A key player in the political crisis currently unfolding in Baghdad is the Al-Iraqiya Alliance, a cross-confessional, predominantly ...  Read More »

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Debate Over Open Data in Yemen

[The following statement was published by Global Integrity on 5 July 2012. The statement responds to on an April Guaridan blog post by Yemeni journalist Walid Al-Saqaf claiming that open data in Yemen would facilitate democratization. Following the Global Integrity article is the original blogger's response, ...  Read More »

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Beirut Event: Public Meeting on Arab Feminist Knowledge Production (29 July 2012)

This weekend, a group of Arab feminist activists, scholars, and writers are gathering in Beirut to discuss a range of issues related to feminist knowledge production. While the general meeeting sessions are closed to the public, there will be a public meeting held at Nasawiya Cafe (see below for directions) on Sunday, ...  Read More »

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Employees of Gulf of Aden Ports Corporation Protest (Video)

On 15 July 2012, employees of the Gulf of Aden Ports Corporation marched from the gate of the Port of Mualla to the Governor's office in Aden to protest mismanagement of the company. Specifically, the employees called for the abolition of the Corporation's partnership with Dubai World and the release of Yemeni sailors ...  Read More »

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Campaign Against the Prawer Plan: Learn and Take Action

In September 2011, the Israeli government approved the Prawer Plan for mass expulsion of the Arab Bedouin community in the Naqab (Negev) desert. If fully implemented, this plan will result in the forced displacement of up to seventy thousand Arab Bedouin citizens of Israel and the destruction of thirty-five ...  Read More »

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Reports of Cluster Munitions Use in Syria

[The following statement was released by the Cluster Munitions Coalition on 12 July 2012.]  If confirmed, reports would mark first use of these indiscriminate arms by Syria.  The Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC) is deeply concerned by reports that Syrian government forces have used cluster munitions after ...  Read More »

About Reports Page

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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