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New handbook for Jordanian journalists reporting on HIV PDF Print

Posted: 30 September 2009

Region/Country: Jordan

Jordanian journalists interested in covering HIV/AIDS can now access a guide intended to educate journalists on the issue, as well as eliminate negative attitudes towards and discrimination against people infected with HIV/AIDS. Jordan's National AIDS Program recently launched the guide called "HIV/AIDS media strategy for 2009-2012." It contains information about the disease, its history and how it developed, symptoms and means of transmission.

More info: http://www.jordantimes.com/?news=19684

 
Arab and Jew: The Need for an Engagement Plan PDF Print

Posted: September 30, 2009 

Region/Country: MENA

 “According to a poll conducted by Dr. Colin Irwin from the Institute of Irish Studies and the One Voice movement, 74 percent of Palestinians and 78 percent of Israelis would be willing to accept a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. So, where are these people?” asks Kobi Skolnick, an Israeli who moved to a radical settlement in the West Bank during high school, and was a member of the Kahana youth movement that promoted Jewish power and regularly encouraged its members to assault Palestinians. During his army service he became aware of the complexity of the conflict and began to open his mind to other perspectives.

 

More info: http://www.commongroundnews.org/article.php?id=26128&lan=en&sid=0&sp=0&isNew=1

 
Arab journalists form network to promote democracy and human rights PDF Print

Date/Deadline/Posted: September 30

Region/Country: MENA

Thirty Arab journalists recently launched a network called "Democratic Journalists in the Arab World," in Amman, Jordan, according to Ilaf news Web site. The network will focus on promoting the principles of democracy and human rights in the Arab world. The network will also host training courses for journalists to learn modern skills in media and to observe and reveal the violations, suppression and corruption in the media field.

 For more info: http://www.elaph.com/Web/Politics/2009/7/465771.htm

 
Article on Lessons from early American conversations with Islam PDF Print

Posted: 30 September 2009 

Region/Country: America

Mokhtar Ghambou, professor of post-colonial studies and American literature at Yale University, explains how, since the country’s independence, American writers have engaged in cultural dialogue with Muslims and Arabs, giving a broader perspective on cultural differences and ways of understanding and holding them together.

 More info: http://www.commongroundnews.org/article.php?id=26032&lan=en&sid=1&sp=0&isNew=1

 
Legal instruments for combating racism on the Internet PDF Print

Posted: September 29 

Region/Country: Europe

 

Various national and international legal instruments punish hate speech. However, the specific nature of the Internet calls for the adoption of new strategies to combat hate speech which is widely disseminated on the web. As the Internet ignores territories and has no boundaries, states cannot control it effectively by unilateral national regulation: so what is needed is increased international co-operation. This book describes the situation in ten Council of Europe member and observer states and discusses the problems faced and solutions introduced by these countries and by European and international organisations and civil society.

 

 For more information click here

 
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