Monthly Archives: May 2008

Through Occupation, The Very Dreams Change

BAQUBA, May 27 (IPS) – After more than five years of U.S. occupation, the very dreams of the people of Baquba have changed. For a start, they are no longer about the future. Today, a shower is a dream. Or that the electricity supply continues just that little bit longer. “These needs are very trivial […]

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Martha Gellhorn Award Media

Reporters share Gellhorn prize The Guardian by: Caitlin Fitzsimmons Monday May 19 2008 Read full article at original posting here Two freelance journalists have jointly won this year’s Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism for their reports from the Middle East. The prize is to be shared by the American Dahr Jamail for his work as […]

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Inter Press Service Writers Win Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism

Read Original IPS press release, with photos, here IPS is delighted to announce that Mohammed Omer (Gaza) and Dahr Jamail (Iraq) have won the influential Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism. Mohammed reports for IPS on the plight of surviving in Gaza. Much of his work arises from the personal experience of living in an extremely […]

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Praying, Not Playing

DAMASCUS — In the struggle now just to stay alive, everyone has forgotten that Iraq has lost, among other things, its tradition in sports. Some of its best sportsmen are now refugees. “No one seems to care about us,” 20-year-old footballer Ali Rubai’i told IPS. Ali fled Iraq with his family to Syria like countless […]

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