Category: Americas

Yemen at War (ICG Report)

Yemen at War (ICG Report)

[ 0 ] March 28, 2015 |

“Yemen is being torn asunder: between Huthis in the north and an anti-Huthi coalition, strongest in the south; in the south, between separatists and a rising violent jihadi fringe; and from outside, by the increasing engagement of regional powers like Saudi Arabia and Iran. Proxy conflict, sectarian violence, militia rule and state collapse are a […]

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WATCH: MuslimGirl.net’s “The Girls’ Room” Chat on Media Renegades — Muslim Women in the Media

[ 0 ] March 27, 2015 |

via MuslimGirl.net on MARCH 26, 2015:  MuslimGirl.net proudly invites you to our International Women’s Month edition of The Girls’ Room: MEDIA RENEGADES. What’s all this talk of Muslim women not being in the media? They are, but you just aren’t listening. We are joined by Muslim women powerhouses in media to discuss their incredible work and […]

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‘Cairo in One Breath’ : The Adhan at a Moment of Transformation (Film Premieres at Full Frame)

‘Cairo in One Breath’ : The Adhan at a Moment of Transformation (Film Premieres at Full Frame)

[ 0 ] March 26, 2015 |

  “Set to the backdrop of a shifting political environment, with one constant – the adhan —Cairo in One Breath functions as a new way to explore the Middle East and Islam, towards broadening inter-cultural understanding and promoting tolerance, while giving international voice to the muezzins of Cairo. The film serves as a powerful antidote […]

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WATCH: Sohail Daulatzai on “Malcolm X: The Martyr That Upsets the Peace”

WATCH: Sohail Daulatzai on “Malcolm X: The Martyr That Upsets the Peace”

[ 0 ] March 24, 2015 |

This video was produced by Julie Poucher Harbin of ISLAMiCommentary and Catherine Angst of the John Hope Franklin Center as part of the ISLAMiCommentary Field Reports series. by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCOMMENTARY on MARCH 24, 2015:  Just ahead of a national conference being held at Duke and UNC Chapel Hill (2/20/15-2/21/15) on “The Legacy […]

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How the Rouhani Meter Fact-Checks Iran’s President from 6,000 Miles Away

How the Rouhani Meter Fact-Checks Iran’s President from 6,000 Miles Away

[ 0 ] March 23, 2015 |

Fact-checkers aren’t welcome in Iran, so Farhad Souzanchi and the Rouhani Meter team work from Canada. by DANIEL CARP for DUKE REPORTERS’ LAB (at SANFORD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY)  on MARCH 17, 2015:  The capital of Iran’s fact-checking movement is not in Tehran, but Toronto. When Farhad Souzanchi wanted to promote government accountability in his home country […]

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Pledging Allegiance to Islamophobia in US Classrooms (by Khaled Beydoun/AJE)

[ 0 ] March 23, 2015 |

by KHALED A BEYDOU for AL JAZEERA ENGLISH on MARCH 23, 2015:  Two weeks after New York City announced that its schools would observe the principal Muslim holidays, another school district in the State of New York signaled that Islamophobia in the US, and its classrooms, was hardly on the decline. On March 18, a […]

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WATCH: Sandy Darity and Bill Hart on the Religious & the Political Malcolm X

WATCH: Sandy Darity and Bill Hart on the Religious & the Political Malcolm X

[ 0 ] March 23, 2015 |

This video was produced by Julie Poucher Harbin of ISLAMiCommentary and Catherine Angst of the John Hope Franklin Center as part of the ISLAMiCommentary Field Reports series. by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on MARCH 20, 2015:  February 21, 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of one of the most iconic leaders of […]

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Bruce Jentleson Named Kissinger Chair at the Library of Congress

Bruce Jentleson Named Kissinger Chair at the Library of Congress

[ 0 ] March 23, 2015 |

by SANFORD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY (AT DUKE UNIVERSITY) and the LIBRARY OF CONGRESS (PRESS RELEASE), on MARCH 20, 2015:  WASHINGTON, DC — Bruce W. Jentleson, an accomplished American foreign policy scholar and former senior advisor at the U.S. State Department, has been selected as the 15th Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and […]

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Happy Nowruz ! From the Silk Roads, to Iran, to the US and In Between

Happy Nowruz ! From the Silk Roads, to Iran, to the US and In Between

[ 0 ] March 21, 2015 |

Video above from AFP: Iranians were out shopping ahead of the Persian New Year Nowruz. The Iranian new year, which begins on March 20, coincides with the first day of spring compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary:  Wishing those who celebrate it a Happy Nowruz (Nowruz Mobarak) from the Silk Roads, to Iran, to the […]

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WATCH: Maytha AlHassen on Malcolm X, #BlackLivesMatter & the Middle East

WATCH: Maytha AlHassen on Malcolm X, #BlackLivesMatter & the Middle East

[ 0 ] March 20, 2015 |

This video was produced by Julie Poucher Harbin of ISLAMiCommentary and Catherine Angst of the John Hope Franklin Center as part of the ISLAMiCommentary Field Reports series. by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on MARCH 20, 2015:  I interviewed Maytha Alhassen, a University of Southern California (USC) Provost Ph.D. Fellow in American Studies and Ethnicity […]

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