Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies: 70 printed issues of Rowaq Arabi now available online

Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies: 70 printed issues of Rowaq Arabi now available online. “The Rowaq Arabi journal, as a platform for rights advocates and researchers, seeks to understand the political, social, economic, cultural, and historical contexts, as well as international and regional factors, that influence respect for human rights. The journal offers in-depth discussions and analyses of human rights policies and developments in the Middle East and North Africa, utilizing approaches drawn from the social sciences, humanities, and law. It is also a space for the discussion of new developments related to international and regional instruments for the protection of human rights.”

Jewish Press: Joint Initiative to Collect Testimony of Jews from Arab Countries, Iran

Jewish Press: Joint Initiative to Collect Testimony of Jews from Arab Countries, Iran. “The San Francisco Bay Area based non-profit organization, JIMENA (Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa) has announced a new initiative to produce a comprehensive collection of Oral History testimonies of Jews from Arab countries and Iran. The project is a partnership with Israel’s Ministry of Social Equality (MSE), Beit Hatfutsot: The Museum of Jewish Peoplehood, and Ben Gurion University (BGU).”

Times of Israel: Amid racism claims, state to open archives on Jewish North African immigration

Times of Israel: Amid racism claims, state to open archives on Jewish North African immigration. “The government on Sunday said it would open state archives on the mass immigration to Israel from North Africa in the early years of the state after a television series documented systematic, historical racism toward the newcomers. The cabinet approved Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s proposal to give public access to all the archival material regarding the integration of large numbers of immigrants in the early years of the State of Israel, his office said.”

Jewish Agency’s Sharansky: Open Archives on Immigration of Jews From Mideast and North Africa (Haartez)

Haaretz: Jewish Agency’s Sharansky: Open Archives on Immigration of Jews From Mideast and North Africa. “Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky has expressed support for making public all archival documents on immigration by Middle Eastern and North African Jews in the state’s early years, as a way to help learn more about the sending of such Jews to so-called development towns in the country’s outskirts.”

Jordan News Agency: Google.org provides grant to Queen Rania Foundation to create K-12 Arab online Arabic learning platform

Jordan News Agency: Google.org provides grant to Queen Rania Foundation to create K-12 Arab online Arabic learning platform. “The Queen Rania Foundation and Google.org agreed to create an online learning platform for Arabic Open Educational Resources (OERs) targeting K-12 students and their educators across the Middle East and North Africa region. Announced in London, the initiative comes at a crucial time to help make sure millions of children across the region have access to quality education. Today, an estimated 13 million MENA children, equivalent to 40% of the school age population, are missing out on an education because of conflict and displacement. The refugee crisis has also strained existing education systems in host countries, like Jordan and Lebanon that have taken in large numbers of refugee students, compromising the quality of education offered to both local and refugee children.”