Posts by Présidence NAFCC

December 2017

Posted on January 1, 2018

Ricard Gonzales: Egipto ejecuta a 15 hombres por ataques en el Sinaí, El Pais, December 27, 2017:
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“El Ministerio del Interior de Egipto ejecutó este martes a 15 hombres acusados de pertenecer a un grupo terrorista y de llevar a cabo atentados contra las fuerzas de seguridad en la península del Sinaí, según ha informado la agencia de noticias Reuters. Esta es la cifra más elevada de personas ajusticiadas en un solo día desde que el mariscal Abdelfattá Al Sisi accediera a la presidencia del populoso país árabe en verano de 2014.”

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Tribute to Farida Ayari

Posted on December 19, 2017

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It was with immense sadness that we learned of the passing of our sister journalist and former Vice President of the North Africa Foreign Correspondents Club, (NAFCC).  Farida’s talent and energy fuelled a career that spanned some 40 years; she is remembered for her rigorous professionalism, for being an intransigent free spirit and having a wonderful sense of humour.  Until the end she embodied a specific idea of journalism, fiercely independent and and one who eschewed plaudits and honours.

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New board

Posted on December 14, 2017

Minutes of the General Assembly of December 8, 2017

The General Assembly of NAFCC took place on 8 December 2017 to elect a new Bureau.

Were elected:

  • Caroline Perrot  17 votes, 1 abstention

  • Javier Martin 17 votes, 1 abstention

  • Martin Gehlen 17 votes, 1 abstention

  • Simon Kremer  17 votes, 1 abstention

  • Maryline Dumas  17 votes, 1 abstention

  • Aleksei Merkulov  17 votes, 1 abstention

  • Frederic Bobin 17 votes, 1 abstention

The Bureau then proceeded of the election of :
- Frédéric Bobin, Président
- Maryline Dumas, Vice-Présidente
- Aleksei Merkulov, Secretary General
- Simon Kremer, Treasurer

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November 2017

Posted on November 30, 2017

Carlotta Gall: “I Could Not Forget What Happened to Me That Night With Him”, The New York Times, November 3, 2017:

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“The Facebook post, coming shortly after the terrorist attack by Islamist extremists at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris in November 2015, fell like a bombshell in the febrile atmosphere in France.
Henda Ayari, a French citizen of North African parentage, posted two photographs of herself — one in a full black Islamic veil, the other in a tight jacket and T-shirt, bareheaded — and wrote a bitter denunciation of Salafism and its encouragement of violent jihad among young French Muslims.”

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Tribute to Yasmine Ryan

Posted on November 30, 2017

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It is with immense sadness and profound pain that we have learned about the loss of our colleague, Yasmine Ryan.

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October 2017

Posted on October 15, 2017

Carlotta Gall: 2 Frenchwomen Accuse Prominent Islamic Scholar of Sexual Assault,  The New York Times, October 29, 2017:
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“Amid a recent outpouring by Frenchwomen reporting episodes of sexual harassment and naming their aggressors, two women have accused a renowned Islamic scholar of violent sexual attacks.
The French activist and author Henda Ayari filed a police complaint 10 days ago accusing the Swiss-born Islamic scholar, Tariq Ramadan, of sexually assaulting her in 2012.”

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September 2017

Posted on September 15, 2017

Javier Martin: El ‘rap’ árabe, de la revuelta a la yihadEl Pais, September 13, 2017:

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New board

Posted on July 20, 2017

Minutes of the Extraordinary General Assembly of May 8, 2017

The Extraordinary General Assembly of NAFCC took place on 8 May 2017 to elect a new Bureau due to Carlotta Gall’s departure from Tunisia.

A new board was elected. Its members are Frédéric Bobin, Sarah Souli, Maryline Dumas, Simon Kremer et Aleksei Merkulov.

The Bureau then proceeded of the election of :
- Frédéric Bobin, Président
- Maryline Dumas, Vice-Présidente
- Sarah Souli, Secretary General
- Simon Kremer, Treasurer

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July 2017

Posted on July 15, 2017

Lilia Blaise: Self-Immolation, Catalyst of the Arab Spring, Is Now a Grim Trend, New York Times, July 9, 2017
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“When Adel Dridi poured gasoline on his head and set himself on fire in May, his first thought was of his mother, Dalila, whose name is roughly tattooed on his arm. But another person was also on his mind: Mohamed Bouazizi, the Tunisian street vendor whose self-immolation in 2010 set off the Arab Spring uprisings.”

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(Français) Mai 2017

Posted on May 15, 2017

Lilia Blaise: Les déboires économiques fragilisent la Tunisie, Mediapart, 17 mai 2017:
“Entre la dépréciation du dinar, des mouvements sociaux qui continuent et le limogeage de deux ministres, la Tunisie souffre d’une crise économique et sociale qui, six ans après la révolution, prend le pas sur la transition démocratique du pays.”

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