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Photographer Diana Matar on Libya, her father-in-law's disappearance and portraying absence in her work

On the 17th of February 2008, demonstrators gathered on this street to protest against the publication of Danish cartoons, which they believed defaced the prophet Mohammed. Later that day, the Mayor of Benghazi, Huda Ben Amer, gave an order to shoot the peaceful protestors. EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

"When you experience that kind of loss you become vividly aware of how absence can become present among people and places where they once lived"

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Muhammad Sadiq Al-Husseini interviewed by Al-Mayadeen

Following is a translation of an interview with Mohammad Sadiq Al-Husseini, an Iranian political analyst, by Lebanon-based Al-Mayadeen television, posted on Youtube on 25 September.

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Max Blumenthal: The interview

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

"If people really want to know what motivates me and the position I've taken, it shouldn't require some rich explanation or ideology. It's not about having 'Jewish issues' with the way I was raised, or even necessarily deep identification with Palestinian culture. All you need to feel is disgust with unfairness: it's just not fair the way Palestinians are being treated."

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Young, female Ennahda politician wants to 'cure' Tunisia through dialogue and respect

Sayida OunissiEXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

"I am a proud feminist," says young Ennahda candidate Sayida Ounissi, who wants to be the voice of Tunisian youth. She tells MEMO about what it's like being a young, veiled politician and Islamist party feminist and why dialogue will "cure" the Tunisian society.

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