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Syria Media Roundup (February 12)

[The sky of strangled Damascus, Syria. Image by Dimashqi Lens via Flickr]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Syria and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Syria Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to syria@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.]              Inside Syria Government Push in North Forces 50,000 to Borders An increase in Russian and Syrian government air strikes across northern Syria over the past week has sent more than 50,000 residents fleeing to the Turkish border. As heavy raids continue and pro-government forces move in ...

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Speaking Truth to Power: A Panel on Academic Freedoms and the War Against Kurds in Turkey (17 February, CUNY Graduate Center, New York)

February 17, 2016 6:00-8:00 PM The Graduate Center, CUNY 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY Room C198 (Concourse Level) Reception to follow. Please bring ID to enter the building. More information can be found here. A panel discussion with David Harvey, Nazan Üstündağ, Aslı Iğsız and Kamal Soleimani, moderated by Anthony Alessandrini. Following the June 2015 general elections, Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) renewed the state’s forty-year-long war against Kurds. This move ended the peace negotiations that had been taking place between the PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party) and the government since 2013. The resurgence of the war has led to increasing ...

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Awled Amreeka?

[Screenshot from the series Awled Moufida. Image provided by author]

It is Ramadan 2015 in Tunisia, and it is a tough one. Falling in July, seemingly endless scorching days are filled with children who long for something—anything—to do, and parents with no energy to entertain them. The saving grace is that space of time after iftar followed by the Ramadan soap opera of your choice and before sleeping. The children in Kabaria are taken to the montazah, or playground, to run and play while parents chat happily with overstuffed stomachs. As children play, a young boy who has drawn “tribal” style tattoos all over his arms runs by. His father mumbles grumpily about a new series called Awled Moufida. Awled Moufida is the newest series of Sami ...

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Arabian Peninsula Media Roundup (February 2)

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[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Arabian Peninsula and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Arabian Peninsula Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to ap@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.]   Regional and International Relations GCC, China urged to sign free trade pact A new deal between China and the six GCC states will open several doors for economic investments in the future. Smugglers keep trying to get alcohol into Saudi Arabia and customs officials keep tweeting it Saudi officials use ...

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Turkey Media Roundup (February 2)

[Silopi, 19 January 2016. Image by Fatih Pinar]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Turkey and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Turkey Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to turkey@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.] English Violence in the Southeast Ambulances Halted as Turkey Besieges Kurdish Town Frederike Geerdink describes the efforts by lawyers to secure ECHR support for Turkish citizens in Cizre denied access to ambulances. The ECHR, however, maintains that Turkish courts have precedence. A Country on the Edge of Europe Increasingly Looks like War-Torn ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (February 1)

[Doctors protest in front of the Doctors' Syndicate in Cairo. Photo from the Egyptian Doctors' Syndicate official Facebook page.]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Egypt and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Egypt Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to egypt@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.]  Political Rights At least 150 people arrested nationwide on Jan 25 anniversary Police forces were deployed in huge numbers in the streets and squares of Egypt’s urban centers on the fifth anniversary of the 2011 uprising, with media reports suggesting at least 150 opposition protesters were arrested across the country on Monday. Downtown: Site of ...

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Democracy Dialogue: Global Conversations Inspired by Egypt’s January 25 Revolution

[Photo by Mosa'ab Elshami]

Democracy Dialogue (DD) is a multimedia project inspired by the Egyptian revolution of January 25, 2011. Developed with a team from the Global Studies in Education (GSE) program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the website houses original videos and transcripts in Arabic, Urdu, Chinese, English and Korean, all licensed under the Creative Commons and available for free download. Though the project takes Egypt’s January 25 uprising as a starting point, it aims to probe pressing global questions about the history of freedom movements, citizenship, security, equality, democracy, popular uprisings and alternative politics. The first installment ...

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Syria Media Roundup (January 27)

[Image of the press conference of the Special Envoy for Syria on January 25, 2016. Image by UN Geneva via Flickr]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Syria and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Syria Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to syria@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.]             Inside Syria Lavrov: Russia's Anti-Terror Response Has 'Turned the Tide' in Syria Russian air force operations against terrorists in Syria have drastically altered the situation on the ground.  What’s Behind de Mistura’s Insistence on Involving Civil Society in Geneva Talks? The UN ...

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Arabian Peninsula Media Roundup (January 26)

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[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Arabian Peninsula and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Arabian Peninsula Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to ap@jadaliyya.comby Monday night of every week.]   Regional and International Relations  The Big Four in Saudi Arabia’s Government An overview of the major players in the kingdom. Kuwait plans $100 Billion Sovereign Fund, Al-Anba Reports Amid falling oil prices, the Kuwaiti government will create a new state-owned wealth fund. Taliban Reaffirms Authority ...

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Between Wind and Water: A Dialogue with Members of MSF/Greenpeace’s SAR Team in Molyvos

[Image of MSF staff, Sami, in the conversation during a rescue. Image by Greenpeace volunteer Will Rose]

Description of piece: A conversation I was able to record and edit between some of the MSF/Greenpeace search and rescue team members based in the Greek Island of Lesvos. It’s a rare sneak peek into the minds and insights of the people behind these types of assistance projects.  During the dusk of November and dawn of December, a joint operation to rescue people risking their lives on the dangerous sea crossing between Turkey and Greece was launched by international medical organization Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders (MSF) and environmental organization Greenpeace.  Nearly a month has passed since the initiative began, with already more than ...

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Joint Letter by Global Higher Education Networks in Support of Turkey's Higher Education and Research Community

[The following press release was issued by Scholars at Risk on 21 January 2016 to publicize the joint letter endorsed by 20 higher education networks and associations regarding concerns over widespread pressures on members of Turkey's higher education and research community.] Press Release: Global Higher Education Networks Stand with Turkish Scholars New York, January 21, 2016 – This afternoon, a coalition of 20 higher education networks and associations from around the world have issued a joint public letter expressing grave concern over recent reports of widespread pressures on members of Turkey’s higher education and research community. The letter responds to ...

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Arabian Peninsula Roundup (January 18)

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[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Arabian Peninsula and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Arabian Peninsula Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to ap@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.]    Regional and International Relations Can Iran change? Is Iran capable of changing its domestic and foreign policies, and what are the international implications? Dubai tower blaze shows risks of common building material The Dubai tower that caught on fire on 1 January suffered from flawed ...

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Arabian Peninsula Media Roundup (February 10)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Arabian Peninsula and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Arabian Peninsula Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to ap@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.]   Regional and International Relations  Saudi Arabia willing to send ground troops to Syria The US-led coalition will discuss in ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (February 8)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Egypt and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Egypt Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to egypt@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.] Political Rights Cartoonist Islam Gawish released from custody; lawyer decries 'unconstitutional' arrest Cartoonist Islam Gawish was released from custody on Monday after the National ...

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DARS Media Roundup (January 2016)

[This is a monthly roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Resistance and Subversion in the Arab world and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the DARS Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each monthly roundup to DARS@jadaliyya.com.] News & Comments The Arab Spring Is Not Dead, by Soumaya Ghannoushi What is left of the "Arab spring" today? Physically, it is Tunisia. But that is not ...

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Syria Media Roundup (February 3)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Syria and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Syria Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to syria@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.]    Inside Syria Assad Advances in Latakia with Russian Support Pro-government forces, with Russian support, have retaken control of more than 35 villages in the northern ...

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Protests in Tunisia: An Interview with Nadia Marzouki

Five years after the inspirational uprising in Tunisia that toppled the long dictatorship of Ben Ali, people are back on the streets demanding the fulfilment of the 2011 revolutionary slogan “ jobs, freedom, and national dignity." Last week, at the onset of the 2011 mass uprising, people took to the streets in cities and towns across the country. One protester captured his fellow Tunisians' predicament succinctly: “We have the freedom, but you cannot eat freedom.” There is deja vu between 2011 ...

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Lebanon Media Roundup (January 2016)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Lebanon and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Lebanon Media Roundup editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each roundup to info@jadaliyya.com] Significant Legal Rulings Lebanese judge affirms trans man right to change gender “Lebanon's Court of Appeals granted a transgender man the right to rectify his legal status in civil registry after taking ...

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Palestine Media Roundup (January 21- 27)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Palestine and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Palestine Page Co-Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each roundup to Palestine@jadaliyya.com.]  The Occupation Forces Palestinian Girl Shot Dead by the IOF, Saturday Morning 13-year-old Ruqayya Eid Abu Eid was shot and killed by Israeli forces after allegedly attacking a soldier with a ...

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Turkey Media Roundup (January 26)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Turkey and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Turkey Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to turkey@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.] English Ninth Anniversary of Hrant Dink’s Assassination Justice, Peace Watch for Assassinated Journalist Hrant Dink Bianet covers the vigil in front of the Agos ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (January 25)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Egypt and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Egypt Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to egypt@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.]  Political Rights Jan 25, 5 years on: The only words I can write are about losing my words Alaa Abd El Fattah, outspoken software techie, blogger and activist serving a five-year ...

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Call for Applicants: US Media Development Seminar on Palestine (14-25 July 2016, Jerusalem and West Bank)

U.S. Media Development Seminar on Palestine 2016 Media Development Seminar July 14- July 25, 2016 in Jerusalem and the West Bank Application Deadline (Extended): February 5, 2016 Awards Announced: March 11, 2016 The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) announces its second Media Development Seminar on Palestine. This 12-day seminar is for U.S. faculty members with a demonstrated interest in, but little travel experience to, Palestine. PARC will select 10 to 12 U.S. journalism/media ...

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Palestine Media Roundup (January 14 - 20)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Palestine and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Palestine Page Co-Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each roundup to Palestine@jadaliyya.com.]  The Occupation Forces Gaza's Children Grow Up with Trauma Over 50% of Gaza children experience effects of PTSD due to ongoing and intense violence from the hands of Israeli forces. Soldiers ...

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Syria Media Roundup (January 20)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Syria and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Syria Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to syria@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.]   Inside Syria Islamic State frees 270 of 400 people kidnapped from Syria's Deir al-Zor The civilians released will remain in Islamic State-run villages in Deir al-Zor . Syria's ...

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