Anne-Marie Jazzar El Hage has been a reporter since 1998. She works for L’orient-le Jour, the daily Lebanese Francophone paper, and writes about human rights, development, education, drugs and tourism. She also has a weekly column named “Cranky” which relates the everyday problems of citizens and denounces the corruption and lack of significance attributed to these problems. For her work, she has also received several distinctions, namely the second prize in 2004 and first prize in 2005 of the Lorenzo Natali Prize for the Arab World and Middle East region. Moreover, she was a finalist for the first edition of the Samir Kassir Prize.
This article highlights the problems of abuse and exploitation of foreign workers in Lebanon. Its objective was to instigate government action towards protecting the rights of foreign workers. The conditions in which household personnel work is by no means enviable and in some cases very close modern slavery. There is no law which regulates the work of household personnel; hence the employer is granted responsibility for his or her employee. The life and work of these employees is therefore left to the total discretion of the employer. Cases of abuse are common, as are cases of late or no salary payment. Many women do not have a day off and some are actually forbidden to leave the house. As a result, 148 Ethiopians have already committed suicide in Lebanon.Léase el artículo
In 2003, Mehdi Sekkouri Alaoui graduated from the University of Montreal with a degree in communication and political science, after which he spent a year at the Political Science institute of Aix-en-Provence. Since 2005, he has been working as a journalist for Telquel magazine in Morocco.
In July 2007, Morocco discovered Targuist, a small town of 12 000 inhabitants, in a video posted on Youtube.com by an anonymous user under the pseudonym “Sniper”. Armed with his camcorder, this “Robinhood” of the web filmed policemen in acts of corruption during a road block. Within a few weeks the video was viewed by 500,000 surfers, and new images continued to appear on the internet. Mehdi Sekkouri Alaoui's investigation report revealed who was hiding behind this mysterious “Sniper”.Léase el artículo
Periodista y gran reportera desde 2001, Nassima Oulebsir ha sido destinataria de varios premios en su disciplina. El Desarrollo y los Derechos del Hombre constituyen sus principales centros de preocupación, entre los que se destacan la educación, el sida y la infancia.
A pesar de que constituye un derecho recogido en la constitución de Argelia, los niños que han nacido durante los años del terrorismo, no tienen acceso a la escuela. No tienen acceso a la educación debido a la falta de documentación civil y por el hecho de haber nacido en los maquis. En la actualidad, a pesar de que sus padres, ex terroristas, están reintegrados en la sociedad, estos jóvenes padecen el martirio. Durante la difusión de este trabajo, la población se mostró escandalizada al ver a estos niños no escolarizados en 2008.