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LIVE BLOG: World Social Forum: Tunisia 2015

World Social Forum: Tunisia 2015

This year's World Social Forum looks at justice, equality and dignity in the Middle East and beyond. Hosted in the cradle of the Arab Spring, Tunis, the forum kicked off Tuesday with a protest in solidarity of last week's Bardo museum attack which left over 20 dead. Activists, civil society organisations and journalists united under the slogan, "people of the world against terrorism," in support of the country's peace transition to democracy.

Amelia Smith will be live blogging the conference from 7.00am GMT on March 25th, 2015.


Change starts here: the Human Rights Watch Film Festival

Publicity photo from the 'Beats of the Antonov', a film made from an 'artistic, musical, ethnographic perspective'"Films always bring this personal, individual narrative to the story, which I don't think you find so easily elsewhere," comments Andrea Holley, strategic director of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, on the merits of addressing human rights through creative storytelling. Cinema can take a viewer deeper into the subject, she says, because filmmakers spend long periods of time getting to know communities in places that are hard to reach.


Rare Islamic and Christian manuscripts recall a more inclusive Middle East

Rare ManuscriptsIMAGES

The book is heavy, somewhat fragile despite its bulk, the papers stained yellow with age and hardened by dust and time. The inside leaf showcases a mesmerising scrawl of Arabic typography, while the cover page reads, in Latin: "Liber Psalmorum", "Book of Psalms". This is a bilingual copy of a Christian text, published in both Latin and Arabic in Rome in 1641, a rare example of the enduring and historical bonds between Western and Eastern Christianity.


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