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For young people in the Islamic Republic of Iran, it can seem that everything is forbidden. Even wearing ties or owning a dog risks the wrath of the “Gasht e Ershad” - the virtue police. But after 40 years of theocracy, Iranians have learned to create their own safe havens. Specialists in resourcefulness, they skirt, arrange, transgress. Ready to risk anything for those special moment of fun and relaxation.
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Two worlds meet when a small town in the Ireland becomes the new home for hundreds of Syrian asylum seekers, brought over from refugee camps in Greece. We follow the story of Ghassan, 20, newly arrived in Ireland after a two-year long journey from Syria. He, along with hundreds of other refugees will live in a former four-star hotel as they wait for their status to be approved. While some of the community offer a friendly and charitable hand, there are others are anxious about the impact of so many strangers in the town.This is a heart warming story about the strength and bond of human kind, and the everyday impact of the greatest crisis facing our generation.
[Brooklyn, New York] : [Distributed by] Icarus Films, 
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Kiet Engels is the kind of teacher one wishes every schoolchild could have. She is strict but never harsh. She is loving but never soft. Her patience in endless. Many of Miss Kiet's pupils are refugees who have just arrived in Holland. Everything is new and confusing. Some are quarrelsome and headstrong. But Miss Kiet's firm but loving hand brings calm and awakens interest. She not only teaches her pupils to read and write Dutch, but also helps them learn to solve problems together and respect one another. Slowly the children gain skills and confidence.
[Brooklyn, New York] : [Distributed by] Icarus Films, 
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Domestic work is a real market in Lebanon, segmented according to the national and ethnic origins of the workers and in which the Lebanese employer is master and the worker the property. Zein owns a domestic worker agency in Beirut ... He arranges for Asian and African women to work in Lebanese households and assists his clients in choosing 'mail-order' housemaids that will best suit their needs. With the media, the law and the police on his side, he can usually handle any problems that come up.
The new OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises provide an internationally agreed benchmark to help governments assess and improve the way they exercise their ownership functions in state-owned enterprises. Good corporate governance of state-owned enterprises is a key reform priority in many countries. Improved efficiency and better transparency in the state owned sector will result in considerable economic gains, especially in countries where state ownership is important. In addition, creating a level playing field for private and state-owned enterprises will encourage a sound and competitive business sector. The Guidelines, first adopted in 2005, provide a set of good practices on the legal and regulatory framework for state-owned enterprises (SOEs), the professionalisation of the state ownership function and the corporate governance arrangements of SOEs. This new version of the recommendation was developed in the light of almost a decade of experiences with its implementation and a number of thematic and comparative studies, developed on the basis of the earlier version of the Guidelines, that showed the need for, and supported, their revision, including in areas such as disclosure and transparency, public-private competition, board practices and funding and financing of SOE.
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List of Figures, Maps, and Tables Acknowledgments List of Abbreviations and Translations Note on Arabic Transliteration Introduction
1. A Theory of Property Right Formation in Palestinian Refugee Camps
2. Crafting Informal Property Rights in Fawdah
3. Formal Property Rights in Refugee Camps in Jordan
4. Formal Property Rights in Refugee Camps in Lebanon
5. Renegotiating Property Rights in Nahr al-Bared Camp Conclusion Appendix A: Titles from NBC and Beddawi in Arabic with English Translations Appendix B: Research Methods Notes References Index.
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The right to own property is something we generally take for granted. For refugees living in camps, in some cases for as long as generations, the link between citizenship and property ownership becomes strained. How do refugees protect these assets and preserve communal ties? How do they maintain a sense of identity and belonging within chaotic settings? Protection Amid Chaos follows people as they develop binding claims on assets and resources in challenging political and economic spaces. Focusing on Palestinians living in refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan, it shows how the first to arrive developed flexible though legitimate property rights claims based on legal knowledge retained from their homeland, subsequently adapted to the restrictions of refugee life. As camps increased in complexity, refugees merged their informal institutions with the formal rules of political outsiders, devising a broader, stronger system for protecting their assets and culture from predation and state incorporation. For this book, Nadya Hajj conducted interviews with two hundred refugees. She consults memoirs, legal documents, and findings in the United Nations Relief Works Agency archives. Her work reveals the strategies Palestinian refugees have used to navigate their precarious conditions while under continuous assault and situates their struggle within the larger context of communities living in transitional spaces. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
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In the midst of the Egyptian Arab Spring, Bassem Youssef makes a decision that's every mother's worst nightmare & e leaves his job as a heart surgeon to become a full-time comedian. Dubbed "The Egyptian Jon Stewart," Bassem creates the satirical show, Al Bernameg. The weekly program quickly becomes the most viewed television program in the Middle East, with 30 million viewers per episode. But, in a country where free speech is not settled law, his show becomes as controversial as it is popular. Despite increasing danger, Bassem employs comedy, not violence, to comment on hypocrisy in media, politics, and religion. Tickling Giants follows the "Al Bernameg" team as they discover democracy is not easily won.
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This program from the City Life series is set in Lebanon, where (according to the UN) there are three hundred seventy-five thousand Palestinian refugees. Palestinians are unwanted in Israel, but in war-torn, sectarian Lebanon, among fellow Arabs, they hardly fare better, and most live in poverty. Barred from working, they also have limited access to medical care and higher education. For refugees living in South Lebanon, a degree qualifies a person to pick oranges, at a salary of US $6.30 a day. South Lebanon's refugees are even prohibited from rebuilding their houses. Those who can get out of Lebanon go to Europe, Canada, or the USA -- but they never give up hope of returning to their villages in Palestine. Adding insult to injury, a recent law enacted in Lebanon prohibits Palestinians from owning property -- though people from any other recognized state have that right. But Palestinians do not have a state: they are officially stateless.
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Khaled is just one of 10,000 Palestinian refugees who live in Dieheshais, one of the cramped refugee camps in Bethlehem. 'It's the holiest place in the world, ' he says, 'but it's the worst now for human rights. I can't leave, I can't work, I can't talk even, I can't do anything I want.' Like Khaled, other refugees in Disheshais live lives of quiet desperation -- wanting simply to return to their homes, to work, to have the chance to lead a full life. In 1948, during the war that accompanied the founding of the Israeli state, thousands of Palestinian refugees fled to neighboring countries. Some twenty years later, in 1967, the Israelis fought what they regarded as a defensive war -- and occupied the West Bank of Jordan and the Gaza Strip. As a result there are now 1.3 million Palestinian refugees living under Israeli control, and denied many human rights guaranteed to all people under international laws.
[London] : The Workers Cup Ltd., 2017. [Vienna] : Autlook Filmsales
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The Workers Cup is a personal look inside Qatar's labour camps, where the FIFA World Cup 2022 is being built on the backs of a million-plus migrant workers. For the first time ever a film team gained access to the controversial construction site. African and Asian migrant workers train to compete in a football tournament of their own: The Workers Cup.
Sanaa : Centre français d'archéologie et de sciences sociales, 2017.
Book — 1 online resource (298 p.)
Art rupestre et peuplements historiques au Yémen fait le point sur l'état actuel des connaissances en ce domaine. À l'inventaire iconographique de l'art rupestre préhistorique des régions de Saada et de Radā', établi par Madiha Rachad, s'est établie une nouvelle découverte dans la région d'al-Dalī', relevée par une équipe dirigée par Frank Braemer. Ainsi cet ouvrage révèle-t-il un remarquable ensemble gravé et peint de représentations d'animaux, ainsi que des figurations humaines et des signes. Ces œuvres, d'abord gravées par des chasseurs, puis également peintes, illustrent aussi les premières périodes de la domestication animale en Arabie du Sud. Rock Art and prehistoric human Settlements in Yemen reviews the current state of the knowledge in this domain. In addition to the iconographic inventory of the prehistoric rock art of the regions of Saada and Rada', established by Madiha Rachad, a team directed by Frank Braemer made a new discovery in the region of al-Dali'. This book is thus revealing remarkable rock art pieces and paintings of animals, as well as human representations and signs. These works, at first engraved by hunters, then also painted, illustrate as well the first periods of animal domesticating in South Arabia.