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Babelmed’s association is a non profit organisation that was created in Rome in April 2001. Its main objective is to promote cultural exchanges in the Mediterranean and to circulate informations and ideas present around this common sea. The name babelmed refers to the Mediterranean and its cultural diversity (Babel), while bab, which means the door in Arabic, wants to leave the impression of an open door.

The website wants to be a link between actors, events and cultural production in the Mediterranean. The site generates its own contents thanks to its Central Editorial Staff and its network of journalists in the Mediterranean selected for their independence and knowledge of cultural issues.

Address : Via Acherusio, 85
00199 Rome - Italie
Phone / Fax : +39 06 86328178
Mail :
Website :

Bitterlemons is a website that presents Israeli and Palestinian viewpoints on prominent issues of concern. It focuses on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and peace process. It is produced, edited and partially written by Ghassan Khatib, a Palestinian, and Yossi Alpher, an Israeli. Its goal is to contribute to mutual understanding through the open exchange of ideas. aspires to impact the way Palestinians, Israelis and others worldwide think about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. maintains complete organizational and institutional symmetry between its Palestinian and Israeli components. Each edition addresses a specific issue of controversy. Articles by Alpher and Khatib are accompanied by additional articles by, or interviews with, a prominent Israeli and a prominent Palestinian. No intelligent and articulate views are considered taboo. Each weekly edition of is posted on the website and readers can also obtain a free subscription by entering their email address in the space provided on the home page.

Email :
Website :

The Alternative Information Center (AIC)

AIC is a joint Palestinian-Israeli organization which prioritizes political advocacy, critical analysis and information sharing on the Palestinian and Israeli societies as well as on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In doing so, the AIC promotes responsible co-operation between Palestinians and Israelis based on the values of social and political justice, equality, solidarity, community involvement and respect for the full inalienable national rights of all Palestinian people.

Address : PO Box 31417. Jérusalem 91313 - ISRAEL
Phone: (972) 2-6241159 - (972) 2 6241424
Fax : (972) 2 6253151
Email : aic AT (Sergio YAHNI)
Website :

The Euro-mediterranean human rights network (EMHRN)

The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) is a network of 82 human rights organisations, institutions and individuals based in 30 countries in the Euro-Mediterranean region. It was established in 1997 in response to the Barcelona Declaration and to the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership. The secretariat is based in Copenhagen with a branch office in Brussels and project officers based in Rabat and Amman. The mission of the EMHRN is to promote and strengthen human rights and democratic reform within the framework of the Barcelona process and EU-Arab cooperation frameworks. The Network seeks to develop and strengthen partnerships between NGOs in the EuroMed region and to facilitate the development of human rights mechanisms.

Key values that guide and shape the Network include the fundamental indivisibility and universality of human rights; the respect for the rule of international law; the fundamental value of freedom of expression, assembly and association; the importance of civil society in the promotion and protection of human rights; the gender equality and the importance of promoting the rights of women; the intercultural approaches to human rights as well as dialogue and the promotion of intercultural understanding.

Address : Vestergade 16, 2nd floor
DK-1456 Copenhagen K Denmark
Phone : +45 32 64 17 00
Fax : +45 32 64 17 01
Mail :
Website :

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