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Call for Applications: Varieties of Democracy Workshop (8 - 21 September 2013, Cairo)

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2013 Workshop Fellows: Varieties of Democracy 8 - 21 September 2013 Cairo, Egypt  The American Political Science Association (APSA) and the American University in Cairo (AUC) are pleased to announce a call for applications from individuals who would like to participate in a workshop on “Varieties of Democracy.” The two-week workshop will be held on 8-21 September 2013 at AUC. The organizers, with a grant secured from the Carnegie Corporation of ...

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Unfair Bahrain Trial Sentences Sixteen Minors to Fifteen Years in Prison

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[The following statement was issued by the Bahrain Center for Human Rights on 29 March 2013.]  The Bahrain Center for Human Rights expresses grave concern over the detention and sentencing of 16 Bahraini citizens to 15 years imprisonment without clear evidence of the charges brought against them. The authorities in Bahrain have been arbitrarily arresting, detaining and sentencing citizens from protest areas in sham trials. The Ministry of Interior claims that in July ...

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LA Event -- Return of the Brothers: Student Activism and Islamic Politics in 1970s Egypt (10 April 2013)

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Return of the Brothers: Student Activism and Islamic Politics in 1970s Egypt Co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, the UCLA Department of History, and the Arab Studies Institute (ASI). 10 April 2013, 4:30 pm 10383 Bunche Hall, UCLA Los Angeles, California  This talk examines the means by which the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt was reconstituted during the turbulent decade of the 1970s, following a lengthy period of dismantlement and ...

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'What Good Are Free Elections When A Country Is Destroyed?'

[A Syrian-Kurdish boy during Nowruz celebrations. 19 March 2013. From Lens of a Kurdish Young.]

[More than two years into the uprising in Syria, important questions remain about a number of a dynamics concerning the present situation and future prospects in Syria. Below, Muhammad Dibu interviews Baderkhan Ali on the trajectory of the Syrian uprising, the aspirations of Syria's Kurdish community, and the prospects for the post-uprising period in Syria. The interview was first published on correspondents.org on 27 March 2013.] Muhammad Dibu (MD): There ...

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Look at Us With a Merciful Eye: Juvenile Offenders Awaiting Execution in Yemen

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[The following report was issued by Human Rights Watch on 4 March 2013.]  Look at Us With a Merciful Eye: Juvenile Offenders Awaiting Execution in Yemen Summary  I want the world to know that here they are executing [juvenile offenders]. No one cares or checks these juvenile cases.… If you don’t have anybody [to help you,] they just execute you, whether you are young or not. — Qaid Youssef Omar Al-Khadamy, on death row in Sanaa Central ...

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Symposium: The Political Economy of the New Egyptian Republic (6 April 2013, Cairo)

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Cairo Papers in Social Science Annual Symposium: The Political Economy of the New Egyptian Republic 6 April 2013, 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Cairo, Egypt  Program 9:00-9:30a.m. -- Coffee 9:30-9:45a.m. -- Opening Remarks 9:45-10:30a.m. -- Keynote:  What Happens to a Dream Deferred?  The Political Economy of Egypt from Adjustment to Revolution, Ellis Goldberg (University of Washington) 10:30-10:45a.m. -- ...

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Eye on the Libyan General National Congress: Fifth Report

[The following report was issued by Bokra Youth Organization and H2O Team on 9 March 2013. This is the fifth in a year-long series of reports covering the actions of Libya's General National Council. This issue focuses on the period from 15 February to 1 March 2013. Click here to access the previous report.] Eye on the General National Congress: Fifth Report Introduction These sessions preceded the second anniversary of the February 17 Libyan Revolution. The ...

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Media Mea Culpas and The Iraq War: Co-Editor Sinan Antoon and Others on AJE (Video)

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Looking back over the ten years since the 2003 invasion of Iraq, what was the role of the US media in the war on Iraq and how has it portrayed that role since? The following segment from Al Jazeera's "Listening Post" features a number of commentators and analysts, including Jadaliyya Co-Editor Sinan Antoon. Central to the discussion therein is a questioning of how much of mainstream US media's conduct was a mistake, which of those mistakes has it owned up to, and ...

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Trial Observation Report: The United Arab Emirates 94

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[The following report was issued by the Gulf Center for Human Rights on 25 March 2013.]  Trial Observation Report: "The United Arab Emirates 94"  Executive Summary  The first two hearings in the trial of ninety-four intellectuals, activists, and human rights defenders, took place before the Special Security Court within the Federal Supreme Court in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on 4 and 11 March 2013. A coalition of four human rights ...

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البناء المعرفي للسياسات الإعلامية في البلدان العربية أثناء المرحلة الانتقالية

تقوم برامج تدريب القيادات العليا بكلية الشؤون الدولية والسياسات العامة بالجامعة الأمريكية بالقاهرة، بتنظيم برامج تدريبية وندوات لنقاش الاحتياجات الراهنة في مصر والمنطقة. وقد قدمت عدة برامج عن الإصلاح الإعلامي، بما في ذلك، دور وسائل الإعلام في تغطية العملية الانتخابية؛ الإعلام والانتخابات؛ برنامج BRIDGE للإعلام والانتخابات؛ وتغطية الأخبار المالية والاقتصادية. برنامج "البناء المعرفي للسياسات الإعلامية في البلدان العربية أثناء المرحلة الانتقالية" تنظمه برامج تدريب ...

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Reports Roundup (March 30)

[The following list is a compilation of the reports, statements, and other materials featured on the Jadaliyya Reports Page this past week.] Eye on the Libyan General National Congress: Fourth Report In the fourth of a series of reports, the Bokra Youth Organization and H2O Team monitor the actions of Libya's General National Congress, including legislation, statements, and other decisions. Urgent Appeal: Zainab Al-Khawaja's Life at Imminent Risk The Bahrain ...

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The Impact of World Bank Policy and Programmes on the Built Environment in Egypt

[The following report was issued by the Egyptian Iniative for Personal Rights on 20 March 2013.]  Despite billions of Egyptian pounds in infrastructure investment both from national and international sources, Egypt's cities, towns and villages continue to grow and function in much the same way they have over the last three decades, namely through self-reliance. There are varying degrees of deprivation such as shortages in housing, municipal services and transport--the ...

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Statement Supporting Topless Tunisian Feminist

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[The following statement was published by FEMEN on 22 March 2013.]  19 year old Tunisian Amina who posted a topless photo of herself bearing the slogan “my body belongs to me, and is not the source of anyone’s honour” has been threatened with death. Islamist cleric Adel Almi, president of Al-Jamia Al-Li-Wassatia Tawia Wal-Islah, has called for Amina’s flogging and stoning to death saying Amina’s actions will bring misfortune by causing ...

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Teaching Opportunities: Comparative Studies in Social Justice and Human Rights

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Human Rights: Foundations, Challenges, and Advocacy School for International Training Study Abroad, International Honors Program Job Announcement: Traveling Faculty 2013 and 2014 The International Honors Program (IHP), a program of World Learning/School for International Training, offers international, comparative study abroad programs for university students. We are currently seeking four to six traveling faculty members to join an interdisciplinary team of ...

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Petition to Release 79-Year-Old Kurdish Prisoner

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[The following article was issued by Alliance for Kurdish Rights on 18 March 2013.]  A petition has been launched to call for the release of Elfo Ülper, a seventy-nine year old Kurdish mother who has been imprisoned in an M-Type Prison for eight years and suffers from high blood tension and rheumatism. Elfo Ülper is a  seventy-nine year-old mother born in the Kurdish province of Şırnak in Turkey. Having been committed to eighteen years in prison due to ...

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Colonizer as Lender: A Statement on Palestine from Members of Occupy Wall Street and Strike Debt

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[The following statement was issued by members of the Occupy Wall Street and Strike Debt movements. It was originally published in the fourth issue of Tidal magazine on 22 February 2013.]  Right in the place where empire was scheming to do its worst, a tent went up—and then another, and then a village. A new community was born there, an act of resistance as well as a nurturing space for eating and sleeping and living. People talked and prayed together. There ...

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Joint PHROC Statement: UN Resolution on Settlements--Another Missed Opportunity

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[The following statement was issued on 25 March 2013 by the Palestinian Human Rights Organisations Council.]   Occupied Ramallah, 25 March 2013 - On Friday, 22 March, the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council (the Council) adopted a resolution, tabled by the State of Palestine, the Organisation of Islamic Conference, and the Arab Group, on the report of the International Independent Fact-Finding Mission on Israeli Settlements in the Occupied ...

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Human Rights Organizations Continue Efforts to Aid Families of the Disappeared in Algeria

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[The following statement was issued by Alkarama, the Collective of Families of Disappeared Persons in Algeria (CFDA), and TRIAL on 22 March 2013.] The United Nations Human Rights Committee will meet on Monday, 25 March 2013 in order to monitor the implementation of its decisions regarding cases of human rights violations. In preparation of this meeting, Alkarama, CFDA, and TRIAL wrote to the Committee denouncing the complete lack of implementation of sixteen decisions ...

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Urgent Appeal: Zainab Al-Khawaja's Life at Imminent Risk

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[The following is an urgent appeal that the Bahrain Center for Human Rights Issued on 24 March 2013.]  Both Abdulhadi and his daughter Zainab Al-Khawaja were denied family visits again this weekend, prompting them to start a dry hunger strike today. Zainab Al-Khawaja was told by doctors that she is at risk of organ failure, cardiac arrest, or coma at any time. Her blood sugar has dropped to two on several occasions in the last two days. According to Dr. Fatima Haji, ...

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Eye on the Libyan General National Congress: Fourth Report

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[The following report was issued by Bokra Youth Organization and H2O Team on 9 March 2013. This is the fourth in a year-long series of reports covering the actions of Libya's General National Council. This issue focuses on the period from 1 February to 15 February 2013. Click here to access the previous report.] Eye on the General National Congress: Fourth Report Introduction The General National Conference (GNC) held five sessions during this period, the ...

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The DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival 2017: The Kennedy Center

SHOWCASE // I am From There, I am From Here I Am From There, I Am From Here: A Palestinian Showcase will kick off the seventh DCPFAF on the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage with storytelling, musical ensemble, and theater. The cultural production, a contemporary expression of the colorful Palestinian diaspora, celebrates Palestine as a vision for the future as much as an object of commemoration. Featuring: Nadia Abuelezam of Palestinians Podcast ⋅ ...

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