UAE is opening its doors to rap music, says Syrian rapper

    Dhanusha Gokulan / 4 August 2014 Ahmad Molham Makki’s style of rapping perhaps has the distinction of being poetic and something that has a strong social message. From the clothes he wears, to the chains he wears and the attitude he sports, Ahmad Molham Makki, aka Molham Rebel, is every inch a rapper. But unlike several rappers, who

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Now diplomacy has failed, boycotting Israel might be the only way we can protect the people of Gaza

The Israeli government has already proven that it fears international isolation   YARA HAWARI Wednesday 30 July 2014 Israel has lost its grip on reality. The death toll in Gaza stands at well over a thousand and continues to rise by the day. The coastal strip has been reduced to rubble. Rather than celebrating Eid this week, Palestinians in Gaza

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Birzeit University Institute of Women's Studies Urgent Call

              31 July 2014   As we write this statement, 25 days after the brutal incursion on Gaza, over a thousand and four hundred of innocent civilian women, men and children have been butchered by Israel’s war machine and much more are threatened to be killed. The call for raping Palestinian women by the

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Soros fund drops shares in Israel’s SodaStream

Mahmoud Kassem August 2, 2014 Soros Fund Management, the family office of the billionaire investor George Soros, has sold its stake in SodaStream, the soda making appliance producer that profits from the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories and was made popular by actress Scarlett Johansson’s endorsement. The decision comes as a number of big international investors, including the fund linked

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Media & Translation: An Interdisciplinary Approach

  Edited by Dror Abend-David Over the last decade there has been a dramatic increase in publications on media and translation. In fact, there are those who believe that so much has been published in this field that any further publications are superfluous. But if one views media and translation as anything ranging from film and television drama to news-casting,

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Call for Papers: Community Interpreting Special Issue

  Translation & Interpreting: International Journal of Translation & Interpreting Research Today multilingualism and multiculturalism have become common features of countries and societies worldwide. This striking development has major consequences for the way institutions function and guarantee human rights. It also impacts on how and whether citizens and populations can exercise their human rights and avail themselves of social and

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100 Spanish celebrities accuse Israel of genocide in Gaza

  July 29, 2014 SEVILLA, Spain (JTA) — A letter accusing Israel of genocide in Gaza was endorsed by 100 Spanish celebrities, including Academy Award winners Pedro Almodovar, Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz. On Monday the actors, writers and directors endorsed a letter that Bardem published last week in the Barcelona-based El Periodico de Catalunya, the daily reported. “This is

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Tunisian Academia: Conferences and Events

    A web site set up by Rania Said, a Tunisian PhD candidate in Comparative Literataure at SUNY University, in order to construct a solid digital presence for Tunisian academic life. The site focuses on the Humanities (including Translation Studies), Literature and the Social Sciences and will publish any event announcements and Calls for Papers sent to Rania. http://tunisianacademia.weebly.com

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Translation and Politics: Call for Papers

          Université de Liège, 7-9 May 2015 Confirmed invited speakers: Mona Baker, Michael Cronin, Christina Schaeffner The words ‘translation’ and ‘politics’ are so frequently used in a metaphorical sense that it can be safely claimed both that everything depends on translation and that everything is involved in politics. It is clear, however, that from the beginning the two fields,

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