A Grand Entente

Posted by Baheyya 12 Aug 2014 01:28 PM PDT In the old days, when the Israeli military bombed and shelled Palestinians and sought to destroy their society, Hosni Mubarak used a well-worn formula, fully abetting Israeli actions while uttering pro-Palestine platitudes. Occasionally, when huge protests rocked the streets, he green-lighted theatrical gestures such as his wife heading a relief convoy to

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Breakfast with Mada: Mosaab Elshamy on Rabea, photography and memory

  By: Lina Attalah Thursday, August 14, 2014 – 14:42 In her seminal work On Photography, Susan Sontag spoke of making photographs as an event in and of itself, which, simultaneously with the events they capture, work on creating “a tiny element of another world: the image world that bids to outlast us all.” Mosaab Elshamy, a photojournalist trained as a

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On August 14, a belated obituary for Bassem Mohsen

  Philip Rizk Thursday, August 14, 2014 – 18:33 I met Bassem Mohsen for a few moments in July 2013. He was upbeat and hopeful that the army had taken hold of power from the Muslim Brotherhood. I remember being surprised by his quick optimism. He believed that these generals were different than those who had ruled during the period

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The Exceptional Egyptian Human Rights Defender Yara Sallam

Brian Dooley Become a fan Director, Human Rights First’s Human Rights Defenders Program Posted: 08/14/2014 5:59 pm EDT Human rights defenders aren’t always easy company. It’s their job to be stubborn and sure of themselves, so they’re often intense, sometimes abrasive. Yara Sallam is an exception. She’s funny, engaging, and easygoing. And she’s in jail in Cairo. She’s been there

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The Air Was Hot with Hysterical Nationalism

  August 14, 2014 A year after the Raba’a massacre in Cairo, one writer struggles to redraw her relationship to the city By Yasmin El-Rifae A year ago I woke up in Cairo to the news of a massacre, the second of the summer. I was subletting a friend’s apartment downtown, a beautiful place that gave me solitude above the

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Tradurre Figure / Translating Figurative Language

A cura di: Miller, Donna Rose ; Monti, Enrico (2014) Bologna: Centro di Studi Linguistico-Culturali (CeSLiC), DOI 10.6092/unibo/amsacta/4030. In: Quaderni del CeSLiC. Atti di Convegni (3). Documento PDF Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial (CC BY-NC 3.0). 3899Kb URL ufficiale: http://www3.lingue.unibo.it/ceslic/ Abstract Tradurre Figure / Translating Figurative Language offers 30 original contributions on the interlingual translation of figurative language.

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Ahmed Maher, Jailed Egyptian Activist, Describes Prison In Smuggled Letters

  Shadee Ashtari Posted: 01/07/2014 5:04 pm EST Updated: 01/23/2014 10:53 am EST   “It is forbidden to read or write, and entering a pen and paper to the political prisoners is more difficult than smuggling in drugs, and whoever is caught with a pen or paper is tortured along with all those with him,” reads the Dec. 3 letter,

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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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Who would we be if we did not speak? A letter for Yara

31 July 2014 A dream will make us fight to see it come true. An expectation will lead to passivity and probably to disappointment.”
~ Mu Sochua On June 21, 2014, in Cairo, Egypt, a 28-year old Egyptian activist Yara Sallam was arrested by the authorities for participating in a peaceful demonstration calling for the repeal of the Protest and Public

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