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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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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 »

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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