Archivio Categoria: MedMedia

The global Mediterranean sea where words, images and cultures move on radio and tv waves and, above all, through the web. In the same way a long time ago goods traveled from one shore to another one. Communication is a very powerful tool that can build stereotypes and destroy relationships, but that it is also able to build bridges and strengthen ties between different countries and different cultures. This section would tell this communicative ways and people that, in good or bad, make them possible. |Un Mediterraneo globale in cui parole, immagini, cultura viaggiano su onde radio, tv e - soprattutto - attraverso il web, così come un tempo viaggiavano le merci tra una sponda e l'altra. La comunicazione è oggi uno strumento potentissimo che può creare stereotipi e distruggere relazioni, ma che è anche in grado di costruire ponti e rafforzare legami tra paesi e culture diverse. Questa rubrica vuole raccontare questi percorsi comunicativi e le persone che, nel bene e nel male, li rendono possibili.

Harlem Shake in MENA: move your pelvis to raise your voice

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After slowing office productivity around the world, the evolution of the “Harlem Shake” – from a dance to a song, to a viral video craze – took the pelvis dance into a new dimensions: at the end of last February, hard line Salafi fundamentalists tried to stop the recording of a Harlem Shake video at a language school in Tunis.

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Tunisia: creative media stand for democracy

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After the death of Shokri Belaid, the leader of the opposition movement, Tunisia has been thrown back into turmoil and many international observers have became more skeptical about positive consequences of the so-called “Arab Spring” in this Country.

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Egypt: when Muslim Brothers talk to us

SOCIETY-giulia-aubryIkhwaofobiaEgypt is living now in a difficult transition phase. After the Tahrir revolution and the so-called “Arab Spring” many national and international observers showed enthusiasm. They talked about the end of Mubarak’s regime and the rise of a new Egyptian democracy. But the way to democracy is always longer than people – directly involved in the revolution – may expect.

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Young generations: Hip Hop, the new language of North African and Middle East

SOCIETY-giulia-aubryWhen we talk about Hip Hop in Italy – as well as in other European countries -, our mind goes to a group of young men with too many tattoos. They speak at the rhythm of a music that people over 50 cannot understand. In reality Hip Hop is more than music for the youngest.


FM_la mia verita MY TRUTH – Perhaps Hip Hop in the North African-Mediterranean Countries needs more attention as a tool for dialogue and change not only in time of revolution. The North African young generations have many things to say also now and we have to listen to their voice, their sound, their music, their hybrid culture of Hip Hop.

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