Syrian woman blogger Razan Ghazzawi has been honoured with this year’s Human Rights Defenders at Risk award by the Dublin-based Front Line Defenders foundation, the group announced on Friday.
Ghazzawi, who has become a symbol of the Syrian uprising, is currently on trial before a military court charged with “possessing prohibited materials with the intent to disseminate them”.
How can you display an online cyber-project at a real-life event such as a cultural festival with real people and real events? Indeed the answer will be given when a group of Arab and Danish women bloggers will display their work at the Urban Arts Festival in Beirut tomorrow. The bloggers are participating in a project run by KVINFO, DCCD and Danish Pen, taking off 2 years ago with a workshop in Cairo. The bloggers have since then met at workshops in Amman and Copenhagen, and this time will be the first time that their work is put on public display off the Internet. At the festival an exhibition will be set up and festival guests can meet the bloggers.
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Read more about the women bloggers' first meeting in an article at womendialogue.org