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Press Release: UK Company Helps Bahrain Government Spy on Activists

[The following press release was issued by Bahrain Watch on 25 July 2012.]  UK COMPANY HELPS BAHRAIN GOVT SPY ON ACTIVISTS Malicious E-Mail Attachments Sent to Activists Steal Passwords, Record Skype Calls Bahrain’s government is spying on Bahraini activists with a malicious computer program apparently ...  Read More »

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Syrian Refugees: Anxious Neighbors Stretched Thin

[The following report was issued by Refugees International on 10 July 2012.]  Syrian Refugees: Anxious Neighbors Stretched Thin  Since early 2012, Lebanon and Jordan have seen a dramatic increase in the number of refugees crossing their borders as the Syrian government intensifies its crackdown on ...  Read More »

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Responding to "The Atlantic" Smear on Mondoweiss

Armin Rosen's attack on Mondoweiss on the Atlantic website is about nothing more than policing the discourse on Israel. Rosen’s article on alleged anti-Semitism is a shoddy attempt at smearing Alex Kane, Mondoweiss and Peter Beinart. It was sparked by the fact that a mainstream ...  Read More »

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Iraq: Cybercrimes Law Violates Free Speech

[The following report was issued by Human Rights Watch on 12 July 2012.]  Iraq's Information Crimes Law: Badly Written Provisions and Draconian Punishments Violate Due Process and Free Speech  Summary Iraq’s government is in the process of enacting what it refers to as an Information Crimes Law to ...  Read More »

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UN Committee Against Torture Releases List of Issues for Israel

[The following press release was issued by the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel on 18 July 2012 in response to the UN Committee Against Torture's publication of a list of issues to be addressed by Israel. An Israeli response to these issues must be submitted by December 2013.]   37 of 59 Questions ...  Read More »

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Damascus Developments [Updated]

In Damascus, members of various local coordinating committees have been organizing for three days to find shelter for residents of areas of the city which have witnessed heavy clashes between the the Syrian regime army and the Free Syrian Army.  Activists have been circulating maps on social networking sites ...  Read More »

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Amnesty International Condemns Sentencing of Omani Activists

[The following statemwent was issued by Amnesty International on 17 July 2012.]  The Omani authorities must drop the charges against a number of activists facing prison sentences merely for peacefully exercising their right to freedom of expression, Amnesty International said today.  In the latest case ...  Read More »

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IFEX Tunisia Monitoring Group Expresses Concern Over Closing of Media Reform Body

[The following statement was issued by the International Freedom of Expression Exchange Tunisia Monitoring Group on 9 July 2012. The statement was prompted by the voluntary termination of the activities of the National Authority to Reform Information and Communication, an independent body tasked with reforming the ...  Read More »

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In Translation: The Revolutionary Youth Coalition's Final Report

[The following report was originally published in Arabic on 8 July 2012 by the Coalition of Revolutionary Youth, one of the most important umbrella organizations emerging from the January 25th revolution in Egypt. The report was translated into English by Industry Arabic and published by The ...  Read More »

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Victimizing the Employer: Gulf Media's Backward Reporting

[The following article was published by Migrant Rights on 26 June 2012.]  Imbalanced media reporting is a regular topic featured by Migrant Rights; migrants are too often spoken of, but rarely spoken to, as employers and government officials dominate the narrative surrounding foreign worker issues. The ...  Read More »

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Al-Haq: Legal Memorandum on State Responsibility in Relation to Israel’s Illegal Settlement Enterprise

[The following press release was issued by Al-Haq on 16 July 2012.] Al-Haq is pleased to announce the publication of “State Responsibility in Connection with Israel’s Illegal Settlement Enterprise in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.” The new legal memorandum analyses the concept of State responsibility under ...  Read More »

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Alliance for Kurdish Rights: Fire Isn't Turkey's Biggest Problem When It Comes to Prisons

[The following article was published by the Alliance for Kurdish Rights on 21 June 2012.]  Recent events in Turkey have shed a critical, if heated, light on the prison system in Turkey. On Saturday 16 June, several inmates of the Urfa prison set their bedding on fire in protest of the prison’s extreme ...  Read More »

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Pro-Palestine Ads at Metro-North Stations Stir Controversy

[This article originally appeared in Lohud.com, a New York-based regional publication. The piece asserts that historical representation of the shrinking land mass of Mandate Palestine between 1948 and 2010 is a "distortion" of the facts for failing to explain Israel's reasons for expansion.] Pro-Palestine ...  Read More »

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An Open Letter to the President of Republic of Sudan

[The following letter was originally published on Young Professionals in Human Rights on 30 June 2012.]  Dear Mr. Omer Elbashier: When you took over power, it was uncomfortable. When you fired skilled workers in civic service, it was unreasonable. When you introduced Sharia laws, ...  Read More »

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On the ADC, Arab-American Community, and Empowerment

[The following speech was delivered in acceptance of the Hala Salam Maksoud Leadership Award on 23 June 2012 at the Gala Awards Banquet of the Annual National Convention of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC).] I want to thank the ADC for giving me this great honor. This is doubly special since ...  Read More »

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The Rise of Egypt's Workers

[The following report was authored by Joel Beinin and published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on 28 June 2012.]  The Rise of Egypt's Workers Summary Workers have long sought to bring change to the Egyptian system, yet the independent labor movement has only recently begun to find a ...  Read More »

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Kuwait: Bidoun Nationality Demands Can't Be Silenced

[The following report was issued by Refugees International on 6 March 2012.]  KUWAIT: BIDOUN NATIONALITY DEMANDS CAN'T BE SILENCED  As many as 100,000 people living in Kuwait are stateless. They are called “bidoun,” and over the last twelve months thousands have been gathering peacefully in Taima Square to ...  Read More »

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Yemen: Enduring Conflicts, Threatened Transition

[The following is the latest from International Crisis Group (ICG) on Yemen.]  YEMEN: ENDURING CONFLICTS, THREATENED TRANSITION  As messy as it has been and unfinished as it remains, Yemen’s transition accomplished two critical goals: avoiding a potentially devastating civil war and securing the ...  Read More »

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Racism and Segregation at Lebanese Beaches (Video)

Recently, the Ministry of Tourism in Lebanon issued a memorandum banning discrimination in the country's private pools and beaches. Such a ban came after many years of the barring of entry or other forms of discrimination against migrant domestic laborers and those assumed to be migrant domestic laborers. In an effort ...  Read More »

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Letter to EU High Representative on the EU-GCC Ministerial Meeting

[The following letter was issued by Human Rights Watch on 25 June 2012.]  Baroness Catherine Ashton High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Vice-President of the European Commission  Dear High Representative, In advance of the upcoming EU-GCC Ministerial Meeting ...  Read More »

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Academics Call on EU Commission to Exclude Israeli Companies from EU-Funded Research

[The following letter was issued by the British Committee for the Universities of Palestine to the EU Commisioner for Research, Innovation and Science on 10 July 2012. The letter was signed by 250 academics from over fourteen different countries, mainly in Europe but also inlcuding the United States and ...  Read More »

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BDS at 7: Celebrating, Reflecting, and Further Mainstreaming

[The following statement was issued by the Palestinian BDS National Committee on 9 July 2012.]  Occupied Palestine, 9 July 2012 – Seven years after the Palestinian civil society call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel was launched, the global BDS campaign has become stronger, more ...  Read More »

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Committee to Protect Journalists Condemns Recent Attacks on Palestinian Journalists

[The following statement was issued by the Committee to Protect Journalists on 2 July 2012.]   The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned attacks by Palestinian security forces on at least four journalists who were covering protests against the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah on Saturday and Sunday, ...  Read More »

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Call for Papers: Short Papers on Youth Movements for Social Change / Youth Organizations (25 July Deadline)

The Kinder & Braver World Project: Research Series  Submissions due 25 July Boston Published by The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University   The Berkman Center for Internet & Society is delighted to announce a Call for Papers for The Kinder & Braver ...  Read More »

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Human Rights Watch Calls for Due Process for Detained Libyan Ex-Prime Minister

[The following statement was issued by Human Rights Watch on 6 July 2012.]  The Libyan authorities have yet to bring former prime minister Al-Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi before a judge or inform him of the charges against him though he was extradited from Tunisia on 24 June, 2012, Human Rights Watch said today after ...  Read More »

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Call for Papers: The Elections of the Revolution - From the Street to the Ballot Box (Cairo, 15 July Deadline)

Egypt Arab World Abstract due 15 July Cairo, Egypt Published by Centre d'Études et de Documentation Économiques, Juridiques et Sociales Since the January 25 Revolution, Egyptians have been offered several opportunities to make their voices heard through the ballot box. The elections held in 2011 and 2012 have ...  Read More »

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Call for Papers: "Inverted Worlds" - Congress on Cultural Motion in the Arab Region (Beirut, 15 July Deadline)

Congress on Cultural Motion in the Arab Region 4-9 October 2012 Beirut, Lebanon Organized by the Orient-Institut Beirut The Congress on Cultural Motion in the Arab Region, organized by the Orient-Institut Beirut between 4 and 9 October 2012, aims to explore arenas and manifestations of cultural change ...  Read More »

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Birzeit University President's Response to CAF Letter Regarding Professor Musa Budeiri

[The following letter is in response to the Committee for Academic Freedom's letter to Birzeit University's president, Khalil Hindi, regarding the university's treatment of Professor Musa Budeiri.  You can read the original letter here.] Committee on Academic Freedom Middle East Studies Association ...  Read More »

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Al-Haq and Diakonia Seminar--"Annexation Wall: Lessons Learned and Future Strategy"

9 July 2012 marks the eighth anniversary of the Advisory Opinion issued by the International Court of Justice. Al-Haq and Diakonia are holding a seminar in Bethlehem University featuring local and international academics and advocates, including Prof. William Schabas, Adv. Tessa Gregory, Mr. Ruben Carranza, Ms. ...  Read More »

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Artist Call: NEWSFEED: Anonymity & Social Media in African Revolutions and Beyond (New York, 16 July Deadline)

Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts 80 Hanson Place, Brooklyn, New York 11217 | p. 718.230.0492 | f. 718.230.0246 Important Dates: July 16, 2012: Submission deadline August 1, 2012: Artists announced via e-mail and web Exhibition Dates: October, 2012 – January, 2013 Exhibition Theme Be it in New ...  Read More »

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