Fighting the Right Enemy

This post has been written as part of the Kolena Laila Campaign: http://kolenalaila.com/en/contributions Strolling down Hamra Street on a sunny Beirut afternoon, Joe and I passed by a couple having an argument (in English, as this detail has its own importance) , with the woman telling off her partner rather abruptly (I believe the phrase … Continue reading

Wanted : Human Rights for Arab Bloggers

Last Thursday, December 10th, was the International Day for Human Rights. I must admit I am not overly impressed by that date, as I consider that every day should be the International Day for Human Rights. Talking with a colleague who was just back (and pretty discouraged) from a meeting related to the rights of … Continue reading

Discussion à bâton rompue avec Soha Béchara

Je me rends à Vernier ce samedi matin pour aller voir Soha Béchara que j’ai le plaisir et l’honneur de connaître depuis maintenant quelques années à travers les rencontres culturelles de Genève sur le Monde Arabe et que j’avais déjà interviewé dans le cadre de mon mémoire il y a plus d’un an. Connaissez-vous Soha … Continue reading

29/11/2009, la votation anti-minaret ou la Journée de la Honte!

.hmmessage P { PADDING-BOTTOM: 0px; MARGIN: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 0px; PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-TOP: 0px } BODY.hmmessage { FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; FONT-SIZE: 10pt } La Suisse si discrète d’habitude a été au centre de l’attention mondiale depuis la victoire à une majorité populaire de 57,5% de la votation en faveur de l’interdiction de la construction de nouveaux minarets. … Continue reading

WAD09, Solidarity, Awareness and Human Rights

Happy World AIDS DAY 2009 everyone! This morning, the whole Café Thawra Team (that’d be Joe and me) went on Place des Nations in Geneva and took part in the Human Red Ribbon co-organised by UNAIDS, International Organisations and civil society in Geneva. Despite the freezing cold, colleagues, friends, passers-by, stood in front of the … Continue reading