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'I must save my life and not risk my family’s safety!': Untold Stories of Syrian Women Surviving War (Part 1)

What is now known as the Syrian Uprising began in mid-March 2011 as a peaceful social movement in the context of the so-called the Arab Spring. In a few months the uprising shifted from peaceful demonstrations to an armed conflict, mainly, ...

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خطوط مرسومة على خريطة فارغة: حدود العراق وأسطورة الدولة المصطنعة الجزء الأول

 قد لا تكون هناك دولة ـ أمة حديثة دُعيت "مصطنعة" أكثر من العراق. وبينما يُقرّ معظم الباحثين بأن جميع الدول ـ الأمم مصطنعة، بمعنى أنّ بشراً أنشأوها، فإن العراق، على ما يبدو، مصطنع أكثر منها كلها. وتبدأ القصة دوماً بمعاهدات ...

[Image of a square in Wahrane. Image by Maya-Anaïs Yataghène/Flickr]

A Dangerous Dualism: The Myth of Two Algerias

In his last column for the magazine Rupture, the writer and journalist Tahar Djaout introduced his dichotomy of an Algeria divided between “the family that advances and the family that regresses” (“la famille qui avance et la famille qui ...

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حمص: مدينة اخترعها الله على مهل

حمص مدينتي. عشتُ قسماً من طفولتي في الخالدية . يقول صديقي علاء الدين عبد المولى : «الخالدية خراب حمص». تخيّل أن خراب طفولتي هناك، ولم أجرؤ على كتابة حرف واحد عنها. كان بيتنا يقع قرب الملجأ في شارع شهاب الدين على ما أذكر، الحارة التي ...


Contours of a New Republic and Signals from the Past: How to Understand Taksim Square

[Protestors clash with Turkish riot policemen on the way to Taksim Square in Istanbul on 5 June 2013. Photo by newsonline via Flickr]

Much has been written about the protests in Istanbul and Turkey, which have unfolded since the initial occupation of Gezi Park by environmental activists on 28 May. In the attempt to make sense of the massive unrest which followed, several frames of explanation have emerged: The prism of the “Tahrir Republic” and the “Arab Spring” was fast at hand, so were the references to the “Indignados” of Spain the and the “Aganaktismenoi” of Greece, and increasingly also to the Occupy movement. The uprising in Turkey has many common features with these movements, above all a concern with the excesses of neoliberal restructuring and the dynamics of ad-hoc grassroots activism. Yet, ...

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Tadween Roundup: News and Analysis in Publishing and Academia from the Arab World

[The following is a roundup of the latest news and analysis from the publishing world that relates to pedagogy and knowledge production. It was originally published on Tadween Publishing's blog. For more updates, follow Tadween Publishing on Facebook and Twitter.] News and stories with a focus on the publishing industry, education, and technology from across the Arab world. Information Technologies and Education in the Arab World By Rayna Stamboliyska (Nature) UNESCO released the first report to focus on the implementation of ICT (information and communication technology) education across the Arab world, ...

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Jordan Starts Blocking "Unlicensed Websites"

[Image posted on the homepages of some banned websites in Jordan. From Al-Bawaba]

The Commission directs you to do what is required to block the websites listed in the attached document and prevent your subscribers from accessing them before the end of today, 2 June 2013. Note that the websites that don’t have a URL in the list, you will be provided with later.   What followed was a list of 304 websites.   This is the request sent by the Jordanian Telecommunications Regulatory Commission to Internet Service Providers (ISPs) on 2 June 2013, and published by Jordanian citizen media platform 7iber. The request is in line with legislation enforced back in September 2012––the Press and Publications Law. The Press and Publications ...

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Egypt Monthly Edition on Jadaliyya (May 2013)

[Tahrir Square, Cairo. Image originally posted to Flickr by Mohamed Azazy.]

This is a monthly archive of pieces written by Jadaliyya contributors and editors on Egypt. It also includes material published on other platforms that editors deemed pertinent to post as they provide diverse depictions of Egypt-related topics. The pieces reflect the level of critical analysis and diversity that Jadaliyya strives for, but the views are solely the ones of their authors. If you are interested in contributing to Jadaliyya, send us your post with your bio and a release form to post@jadaliyya.com [click “Submissions” on the main page for more information]. المجتمع المدني الافتراضي والتحول في مفهوم السيادة Azmi Ashour writes about the concept of ...

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سيناء في ذكرى تحريرها: سيادة منقوصة وأجواء منتهكة وجنود مختطفون

وافق الخامس والعشرون من أبريل المنصرم الذكرى الحادية والثلاثين للأعياد الوطنية المصرية المرتبطة بتحرير سيناء وفقاً لمعاهدة السلام التي أبرمها الرئيس الراحل محمد أنور السادات عام 1979 مع الطرف الإسرائيلي بمباركة أمريكية. وبعد أن دفع السادات عمره ثمناً للمعاهدة التي وقعها منفرداً وكانت سبباً في خروج مصر من جامعة الدول العربية واستقالة وزير الخارجية إسماعيل فهمي وعدد من الدبلوماسيين المصريين، منهم محمد البرادعي المدير السابق للوكالة الدولية للطاقة الذرية، فإن الشواهد الميدانية تشكك في حقيقة التحرير المزعوم. ورغم عدم توفر نسخة موثقة من المعاهدة، والتي تختلف عن اتفاقية كامب ديفيد الموقعة عام 1977، وكذلك تعذر الحصول على ملاحقها الأمنية فإن الباحث المصري محمد سيف الدولة، ...

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New Texts Out Now: Mounira Soliman and Walid El Hamamsy, Popular Culture in the Middle East and North Africa

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Mounira Soliman and Walid El Hamamsy, editors, Popular Culture in the Middle East and North Africa: A Postcolonial Outlook. London and New York: Routledge, 2013. Jadaliyya (J): What made you put together this collection? Mounira Soliman and Walid El Hamamsy (MS & WH): The idea for this book came from our perceived awareness of an emerging body of popular culture in the Middle East and North Africa that needed to be examined, analyzed, and theorized. We felt that work on popular culture in this region was at best scattered, and looked down upon-- popular culture itself as being locked in that binarism of high and low culture where it is constantly perceived as the ...

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Despite Arab Uprisings, Press Freedom Still Elusive

[Jordanian journalists on 29 September 2011 protesting in front of Parliament against an anti-corruption law that would affect press freedoms. Image by Mohammad Hannon/AP]

Perhaps the most disappointing result of the Arab Spring revolutions that erupted in 2011 is how little has changed for local media outlets in the Middle East. With some limited exceptions among the post-revolution countries of Libya, Egypt, Yemen, and Tunisia, the local press in the Arab world generally suffers from the same predicaments of self-censorship, avoidance of government criticism, and reverence for broad “red lines” in coverage that simply aren’t crossed.  Indeed, the government response in many countries—such as Oman, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia—has been to revise and further restrict media and communication laws to ensure that ...

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Syria Monthly Edition on Jadaliyya (May 2013)

[Child living in a cemetary that his father guards. Rukn ElDeen, Damascus. Photo by Ehab Al-Jabi.]

[This is a monthly archive of pieces written by Jadaliyya contributors and editors on Syria. It also includes material published on other platforms that editors deemed pertinent to post as they provide diverse depictions of Syria-related topics. The pieces reflect the level of critical analysis and diversity that Jadaliyya strives for, but the views are solely the ones of their authors. If you are interested in contributing to Jadaliyya, send us your post with your bio and a release form to post@jadaliyya.com [click "Submissions" on the main page for more information] Syria Media Roundup (May 30)Weekly collection of pertinent articles published on Syria in ...

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Occupy Gezi: The Limits of Turkey’s Neoliberal Success

[Turkish police pursuing protesters in Istanbul on 1 June 2013. Image from Associated Press]

There are two telling, though widely neglected, details about what initiated and popularized the groundbreaking protests in Taksim Square, Istanbul: the protests started out as a response to the governing neoliberal party’s project of urban transformation or urban renewal; yet, urban questions quickly took a backseat as the protests became massive. Understanding these two facets of the mobilization sheds much light on what is happening in Turkey and why. What the governing Justice and Development Party (AKP) disingenuously calls “urban transformation” is the demolition of public places, green areas, and historical sites, as well as the displacement of poor populations, ...

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Bouteflika: The Magician and The Smokescreen

[A poster with an image of Abdelaziz Bouteflika in Oran, Algeria. Image by mayanais/Flickr.]

The President of the Popular Algerian Republic left the country on 27 April 2013 to be hospitalized in Paris at Val-de-Grâce, following a non-fatal stroke. Since then, Bouteflika’s absence has provoked an increasing anxiety. The French press has reported on the worsening of his health, which was subsequently printed in various Algerian newspapers. Despite Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal's denial of these reports, the uncertainties regarding his succession (which appears increasingly imminent) are growing. Most significantly, the general fear of destabilization in the country heighten these worries. Yet, in the issue of El Moudjahid on 19 May, the Minister of Urban ...

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The Season of Rebellion in Turkey: Interviews with Cihan Tugal and Erdem Yoruk

[Occupy Gezi Park solidarity protest in NY: photo taken by Elif Altinbasak via flickr]

A small scale protest which was meant to stop the destruction of what has been described as an oasis in the heart of Istanbul, replacing it with an Ottoman era-themed shopping complex, has led to more than 235 protests in sixty-seven cities in Turkey. According to the latest news reports, more than 1,700 people have been arrested. On 1 June, Amnesty International said the use of tear gas had caused an unknown number of injuries, including serious head injuries when the tear gas canisters had hit protestors. Turkish Doctors Association reported the death of one protester in Istanbul with eight protesters in critical conditions in the city of Ankara. The Association also ...

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Last Week on Jadaliyya (May 27-June 2)

This is a selection of what you might have missed on Jadaliyya last week. It also includes a list of the most read articles, and roundups. Progressively, we will be featuring more content on our "Last Week on Jadaliyya" series.  The Right to the City Movement and the Turkish Summer Open Letter from Alice Walker to Alicia Keys Regarding the Boycott of Israel Everywhere is Taksim, Resistance Everywhere Just Another Open Letter in The Wall: Pink Floyd's Roger Waters' Letter to Alicia Keys How Not to Study Gender in the Middle East آخِر الســاميين Constantinople and Smyrna in the Diasporan Armenian and ...

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Syria Media Roundup (June 6)

[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.] International and Regional Perspectives Muslim Brotherhood Opens Direct Links to Rebels in Damascus, providing them with direct financial assistance and promising them political ...

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Erdogan in Morocco: The Politics of Reception

A widely mediatized and well-timed state visit can double up both as a political opportunity and as a convenient distraction. Such was the case, or as it seems, for Erdogan’s tour in the Maghreb, starting with a first stop in Morocco, followed by Algeria, and ending with Tunisia. Despite attempts at public relations spinning, the violent repression of protests in Turkey has overshadowed international media coverage of Erdogan’s state visits. In Morocco, however, domestic media is more focused on another ...

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Alone: Palestinian Children in the Israel Military Detention System (Video)

The following video was produced by Defense of the Children International (DCI). It depicts Israel's methods and practices of detaining Palestinian children. Quotes from the Video "Since 1967, Palestinians from the West Bank have lived under Israeli Military law. This Law is different from the civil law applied to Israelies living in the same territory." "7,500 Palestinian children are estimated to have been detained, interrogated and imprisoned within this military system since the ...

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New Texts Out Now: Eyad Houssami, Doomed by Hope: Essays on Arab Theatre

Eyad Houssami, editor. Doomed by Hope: Essays on Arab Theatre. Foreword by Elias Khoury. London: Pluto Press, 2012. Innana Mahkoumoun Bil Amal: Kitabat Fi Al Masrah. Beirut: Dar Al Adab, 2012. Jadaliyya (J): What led you to commission and compile this collection? Eyad Houssami (EH): As a theater director, I am always thinking about why we make theater, what plays matter where, and how to stage drama today. I also think about how characters, stories, and public dialogue—intimate, immediate, ...

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التطوير على طريقة عبد المنعم سعيد

كنا قد اتخذنا قراراً منذ بدء أزمة جريدة وموقع ”إيجيبت إندبندنت“، التابعَين لمؤسسة ”المصري اليوم“، ألا ندخل في مهاترات لا تهم القارئ الكريم. لكن مقال رئيس مجلس إدارة المؤسسة، الدكتور عبد المنعم سعيد، المنشور في 30 أبريل 2013 والمعنون ”أحلام المصري اليوم مرة أخرى“، دفعنا إلى كتابة رد مفصّل، احتراماً لحق القارئ في معرفة الحقيقة من ناحية أولى، وسعياً إلى وضع أزمة مشروعنا الصحفي المجهض في إطار الأزمة العامة للصحافة الحرة في مصر من ناحية ثانية. نكتب هذه السطور بينما يعود موقع “ايجيبت اندبندت” لنشر الاخبار التي ...

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O.I.L. Media Roundup (5 June)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Occupation, Intervention, and Law and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the O.I.L. Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each biweekly roundup to OIL@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every other week.] News "Israel to Build New Outposts In Jerusalem," Al Jazeera English AJE details Israel's plans to build more than 1,000 settler homes in ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (June 5)

[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.]  “Egypt court rules Senate invalid” The High Constitutional Court rules to dissolve the Shura Council and pronounces the Constituent Assembly that drafted the constitution ...

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Arabian Peninsula Media Roundup (June 4)

[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.] Opinions and Reports House of Saud: built on sand An editorial on the apparent calm in the kingdom that may hide turmoil. The Road to the Saudi Throne: ...

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Egypt Sentences Forty-Three NGO Staffers to One-Five Years in Prison

A court in Cairo has sentenced forty-three people to between one and five years in prison for working for unregistered NGOs in Egypt. Twenty-seven defendants, all of whom were tried in absentia, received five-year jail sentences. Eleven received one-year suspended sentences, and five received two-year sentences. One of the defendants to receive a two-year sentence was Dar Al-Hilal publishing company CEO Yehia Ghanem, who was a consultant for the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), ...

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Alignments of Dissent and Politics of Naming: Assembling Resistance in Turkey

Over ten thousand people took over the streets of Ümraniye, a working-class neighborhood on the Asian side of Istanbul, at around 10 pm on Sunday 2 July  to stand in  solidarity with the demonstrators not only in  the grounds of the Gezi Park in Taksim Square, but also with those demonstrating in sixty-seven cities all over Turkey from Ankara and Izmir, to Adana and Hatay. Gathering on the main avenue of the May 1st Mahallesi (district) of Ümraniye, a neighborhood always imagined as a ...

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On the 'Turkish Model': Neoliberal Democracy with Teargas

On 28 May, upon awakening, alarming news from home flooded my screen: citizens were protesting the destruction of the Taksim Park, just outside the historic Taksim Square in Istanbul, which is to become little more than a busy traffic intersection featuring a shopping mall and a mosque if the city government proceeds with current plans. There were also reports of potential illegal sale of the Besiktas Ferry Station to Shangri La Hotel and the closure of the surrounding seaside to the public. Discussions ...

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Roundtable Introduction: Beyond Dominant Narratives on the Western Sahara

In the past few decades, both media and academic scholarship have marginalized the Western Saharan conflict, rendering it largely insignificant within regional and global political imaginations. Beginning as a post-colonial dispute between regional powers in the 1970s, the conflict developed and was exacerbated as North Africa became an entangled site of Cold War rivalries. Following the 1975 Madrid Accords, in which Spain conceded on its promises to the Sahrawi people on honoring their right to ...

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