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Aftermath in Cairo
Cairo, Egypt
By Daniel Van Moll
28 Aug 2013

Students demonstrating in front of the Syndicate of Journalists in Cairo, Egypt on August, 28th 2013.

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The Choice of Democracy, Kafranbel
Kafranbel, Syria
By Mais Istanbuli
14 Apr 2013

Every week, Ahmad Jalal, a young dentist in the city of Kafranabel, Syria makes controversial drawings about the Syrian regime, its allies, and the international community. Each drawing is a protest against the international community's declarations about Syria, or a denunciation of human rights abuses committed by the Syrian regime. Every week a banner is also made and echos the messages found in the drawings.

Unknown before the beginning of the Syrian revolution in 2011, Kafranbel is a small city that has become an icon of the Syrian uprising. Located in the Idlib region of North-Western Syria, in a zone controlled by the Free Syrian Army's Knights of the law brigade, this small city is now becoming known for its caricatures and banners.

The text on the caricatures and banners of Kafranabel is written in English in order to "reach the international public opinion more that the governments, as [the governments] have never done something for us since the beginning of the revolution", Ahmad Jalal says. Ahmad Jalal also tries to use the caricatures as a way to promote Syrian unity. Some drawings and messages have been dedicated, for instance, to Qamishli, a predominantly Kurdish city in the north-east of the country which is under the control of the PYD, a Kurdish independence party. After two years of revolution and war, Kafranbel is trying to lead the fight against sectarianism and is fast becoming a model for the rest of the Syrian population opposed to the regime, but keeping hope for a unified Syria.

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The New Graffiti In Mohamed Mahmoud
Cairo,Egypt
By Transterra Egypt
22 Sep 2012

The New Graffiti In Mohamed Mahmoud after the government cleared it .

Six Interviews with people on the street.

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Manama Protests 2
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
25 Jul 2012

Manama, Bahrain

Protests against the Bahraini monarchy, which started in February last year, continue with marches throughout the country. Demonstrators are calling for democracy and initiating an article in the constitution which states that the people are the ruling entity and encourages the respect of international treaties, giving Bahrain the freedom of speech and to protest without violent backlash.

Al Wefaq National Islamist Society confirmed in their statement that they are monitoring violations against state employees in various fields since March 15th, 2011. Employees are discriminated against in their work environments and large numbers are forced to sign disciplinary sanctions; many are required to pay bills as punishment which is contrary to work agreement #111.

Al Wefaq blames the Civil, Political and Disciplinary Service Bureau for all violations mentioned in the investigative reports. Al Wefaq stated that the lack of punishment for breaking the rules led to the continuing of violations of employees' rights.

Al Wefaq renewed their request of immediate release of Mr. Mohamed El Ziany, a Salafist, who was imprisoned for a week for expressing his opinion about the political situation.

Al Wefaq also stated their concern for what would happen to the prisoner as the government uses prison as a leveraging tool toward the opposition. They also stressed that arrests for politecal reasons are causing more aggravation and are pushing the country away from reaching any chance for a political resolution, saying that violence cannot stop the people's demands for democracy and will only complicate the issue.

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Manama Protests 3
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
25 Jul 2012

Manama, Bahrain

Protests against the Bahraini monarchy, which started in February last year, continue with marches throughout the country. Demonstrators are calling for democracy and initiating an article in the constitution which states that the people are the ruling entity and encourages the respect of international treaties, giving Bahrain the freedom of speech and to protest without violent backlash.

Al Wefaq National Islamist Society confirmed in their statement that they are monitoring violations against state employees in various fields since March 15th, 2011. Employees are discriminated against in their work environments and large numbers are forced to sign disciplinary sanctions; many are required to pay bills as punishment which is contrary to work agreement #111.

Al Wefaq blames the Civil, Political and Disciplinary Service Bureau for all violations mentioned in the investigative reports. Al Wefaq stated that the lack of punishment for breaking the rules led to the continuing of violations of employees' rights.

Al Wefaq renewed their request of immediate release of Mr. Mohamed El Ziany, a Salafist, who was imprisoned for a week for expressing his opinion about the political situation.

Al Wefaq also stated their concern for what would happen to the prisoner as the government uses prison as a leveraging tool toward the opposition. They also stressed that arrests for politecal reasons are causing more aggravation and are pushing the country away from reaching any chance for a political resolution, saying that violence cannot stop the people's demands for democracy and will only complicate the issue.

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Protest in Bani Jamra, Bahrain
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
25 Jul 2012

Bani Jamra, Bahrain

Protests against the Bahraini monarchy, which started in February last year, continue with marches throughout the country. Demonstrators are calling for democracy and initiating an article in the constitution which states that the people are the ruling entity and encourages the respect of international treaties, giving Bahrain the freedom of speech and to protest without violent backlash.

Al Wefaq National Islamist Society confirmed in their statement that they are monitoring violations against state employees in various fields since March 15th, 2011. Employees are discriminated against in their work environments and large numbers are forced to sign disciplinary sanctions; many are required to pay bills as punishment which is contrary to work agreement #111.

Al Wefaq blames the Civil, Political and Disciplinary Service Bureau for all violations mentioned in the investigative reports. Al Wefaq stated that the lack of punishment for breaking the rules led to the continuing of violations of employees' rights.

Al Wefaq renewed their request of immediate release of Mr. Mohamed El Ziany, a Salafist, who was imprisoned for a week for expressing his opinion about the political situation.

Al Wefaq also stated their concern for what would happen to the prisoner as the government uses prison as a leveraging tool toward the opposition. They also stressed that arrests for politecal reasons are causing more aggravation and are pushing the country away from reaching any chance for a political resolution, saying that violence cannot stop the people's demands for democracy and will only complicate the issue.

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Protest in Bani Jamra, Bahrain
Bani Jamra, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
25 Jul 2012

Bani Jamra, Bahrain

Protests against the Bahraini monarchy, which started in February last year, continue with marches throughout the country. Demonstrators are calling for democracy and initiating an article in the constitution which states that the people are the ruling entity and encourages the respect of international treaties, giving Bahrain the freedom of speech and to protest without violent backlash.

Al Wefaq National Islamist Society confirmed in their statement that they are monitoring violations against state employees in various fields since March 15th, 2011. Employees are discriminated against in their work environments and large numbers are forced to sign disciplinary sanctions; many are required to pay bills as punishment which is contrary to work agreement #111.

Al Wefaq blames the Civil, Political and Disciplinary Service Bureau for all violations mentioned in the investigative reports. Al Wefaq stated that the lack of punishment for breaking the rules led to the continuing of violations of employees' rights.

Al Wefaq renewed their request of immediate release of Mr. Mohamed El Ziany, a Salafist, who was imprisoned for a week for expressing his opinion about the political situation.

Al Wefaq also stated their concern for what would happen to the prisoner as the government uses prison as a leveraging tool toward the opposition. They also stressed that arrests for politecal reasons are causing more aggravation and are pushing the country away from reaching any chance for a political resolution, saying that violence cannot stop the people's demands for democracy and will only complicate the issue.

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Protest in Bani Jamra, Bahrain
Bani Jamra, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
25 Jul 2012

Bani Jamra, Bahrain

Protests against the Bahraini monarchy, which started in February last year, continue with marches throughout the country. Demonstrators are calling for democracy and initiating an article in the constitution which states that the people are the ruling entity and encourages the respect of international treaties, giving Bahrain the freedom of speech and to protest without violent backlash.

Al Wefaq National Islamist Society confirmed in their statement that they are monitoring violations against state employees in various fields since March 15th, 2011. Employees are discriminated against in their work environments and large numbers are forced to sign disciplinary sanctions; many are required to pay bills as punishment which is contrary to work agreement #111.

Al Wefaq blames the Civil, Political and Disciplinary Service Bureau for all violations mentioned in the investigative reports. Al Wefaq stated that the lack of punishment for breaking the rules led to the continuing of violations of employees' rights.

Al Wefaq renewed their request of immediate release of Mr. Mohamed El Ziany, a Salafist, who was imprisoned for a week for expressing his opinion about the political situation.

Al Wefaq also stated their concern for what would happen to the prisoner as the government uses prison as a leveraging tool toward the opposition. They also stressed that arrests for politecal reasons are causing more aggravation and are pushing the country away from reaching any chance for a political resolution, saying that violence cannot stop the people's demands for democracy and will only complicate the issue.

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Manama Protests 1
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
25 Jul 2012

Manama, Bahrain

Protests against the Bahraini monarchy, which started in February last year, continue with marches throughout the country. Demonstrators are calling for democracy and initiating an article in the constitution which states that the people are the ruling entity and encourages the respect of international treaties, giving Bahrain the freedom of speech and to protest without violent backlash.

Al Wefaq National Islamist Society confirmed in their statement that they are monitoring violations against state employees in various fields since March 15th, 2011. Employees are discriminated against in their work environments and large numbers are forced to sign disciplinary sanctions; many are required to pay bills as punishment which is contrary to work agreement #111.

Al Wefaq blames the Civil, Political and Disciplinary Service Bureau for all violations mentioned in the investigative reports. Al Wefaq stated that the lack of punishment for breaking the rules led to the continuing of violations of employees' rights.

Al Wefaq renewed their request of immediate release of Mr. Mohamed El Ziany, a Salafist, who was imprisoned for a week for expressing his opinion about the political situation.

Al Wefaq also stated their concern for what would happen to the prisoner as the government uses prison as a leveraging tool toward the opposition. They also stressed that arrests for politecal reasons are causing more aggravation and are pushing the country away from reaching any chance for a political resolution, saying that violence cannot stop the people's demands for democracy and will only complicate the issue.