Archive for March, 2011

yes, for the first time, I am writing not about a political fact, not something related to public policy or Human rights… or is it?

Safety? with a mean we use each day, some of us more than 3 hours or 4 a day! I’ve got this mail from francois, you may want to look at this short movie and try the experience yourself!


POPCORN (This will blow your mind)This is probably what it does to our brain cells – like putting your head in a microwave .
Check this out! And we’re supposed to believe that cell phones are safe?
Click on the word ‘POPCORN’ below and watch.


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Les technologies de la communication et la modernité du système politique libanais

Étude de cas centré sur les NTIC, et l’utilisation des Réseaux sociaux

 par Mlle Rita CHEMALY

Chers amis, et amies,

je vous prie de voir dans le lien ci joint la présentation que j’ai fait concernant la recherche que j’ai prépare pour avoir mon DEA.

durant 3 ans je n’ai fait que rechercher des documents, assister à des séminaires et conférences, rencontrer des gens sur le sujet des Nouvelles technologies de l’information les NTIC, les médias sociaux, facebook, les blogs, twitter et autres.

Enfin, j’ai pu réaliser la recherche, et je publie en pièce attachée la présentation orale illustraive.

Dans l’espoir d’avoir vos commentaires, et qu’elle puisse servir aux étudiants chercheurs, activistes et les intéressés par ce sujet


 Presentation recherche de Rita Chemaly

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Job Vacancy – Country Representative Lebanon 

Diakonia is a Swedish non-governmental development organisation, created more than 40 years ago by five Christian denominations. Diakonia works in partnership with over 400 civil-society organisations in 34 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. Together with our partners we work with a long-term and rights-based perspective within the following thematic areas: democracy, human rights, social and economic justice, gender equality, and peace and reconciliation. Diakonia’s vision is for each and every human being to live a dignified existence in a just and sustainable world, free from poverty. Our mission is to change unfair political, economic and social structures that generate poverty, oppression and violence.

Our Regional Office for the Middle East is situated in Jerusalem; we work in Palestine, Egypt, Lebanon and Iraq. 

Position:                                     Country Representative Lebanon
Placement:                                 Beirut
Period:                                        Permanent Employment (with 3 months probation period)

Work Percentage:                    100%
Deadline for applications:       7 April 2001


Diakonia is seeking to appoint a Country Representative for its Lebanon Office.

Responsible to:
                        Regional Manager


1.      To be Diakonia’s official representative in Lebanon

2.      To develop, manage and implement Diakonia’s Country Programme in Lebanon on the basis of Diakonia’s established guidelines, policy,   strategy planning, budget and other steering documents

a.      To develop and implement strategic plans for the programmes in Lebanon in accordance with Diakonia’s priorities and national development priorities.

b.      To seek/solicit new funding opportunities and draft applications to donors.

c.      To sign on behalf of Diakonia partners’ contracts, and consultancy contracts and monitor compliance of signed agreements.

d.      To lead and guide the Lebanon country programme; identify potential partners, oversee their programmatic development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and when decided phase out projects. Develop and maintain strong relations with the partners. Ensure effective advocacy, communication and networking through partnerships and collaboration. 

e.      To ensure high quality of programmes, i.e. that a rights-based and results-based management approach is fully incorporated into all phases of programme management, that evaluations are effectively conducted and the results are discussed and used to improve programme performance and that commitment and institutional and thematic capacities partners are effectively gained and promoted.

f.        To follow up and approve payments to partners and projects after approval of narrative and financial reports, audits, applications, annual plans and assessments etc., in accordance with Diakonia’s Project management manual

3.      To be the employer’s representative with personnel and managerial responsibility, and working environment responsibility for personnel at Diakonia’s Country Office.

a.      To lead and run a country office in Beirut with locally recruited staff.

4.      To elaborate and follow-up the office budget.

5.      To provide Diakonia’s Head Office and Regional Office with updated and relevant information about the situation in the region and among partners to be used for various needs.

6.      To participate in various regional working groups and coordinate or lead delegated joint processes in different areas such as strategic/programming, thematic/methodological and financial/administrative coordination, development and reporting.

7.      To support the mainstreaming of gender in the organization and contribute to a more equal society through gender conscious behavior, role modeling, and openness towards capacity building.

8.      To assist the Regional Office in other tasks when delegated from the Regional Manager.

 Required Qualifications: 

          ·    University Degree in Business Administration, Development Studies or Socio Economic Studies
 ·     8 years of relevant working experience from development work, preferably  with an INGO
 ·      Managerial experience.
 ·      Project Management and analysis, Rights Based Approach, LFA, thorough knowledge of Monitoring, Evaluation and Networking skills
 ·      Substantial understanding of the role of civil society in development in the Middle East.
 ·      Leadership and decision making skills
 ·      Analytical and critical thinking
 ·      Conflict resolution and crisis management
 ·      Verbal and written communication skills in English and Arabic
 ·      Computer competence
 ·      Ability to travel frequently

Cover letter and curriculum vitae, including references should be submitted by email to Diakonia by 7 April 2011 at vacancies_diakonia@palnet.com
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

 Diakonia is an equal employment opportunity organization.

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Job Vacancy for Immediate Recruitment Program Assistant Organization Background ARC is an independent non-profit organization whose mission is to build on the capacities of each person and on people’s experience in order to develop knowledge and translate rights into reality. It adopts a holistic and integrated approach to development, and practices collective work through consultation, networking and partnerships. ARC’s objectives are to produce resources, develop capacities and generally nurture the resource culture in the areas of primary health care, community development and childhood in the Arab region. ARC is an organization with a long and successful history in participatory and proactive health, education and training resources development. ARC is seeking a Program Assistant for immediate recruitment. Primary Responsibilities The Program Assistant’s primary role is to support the Regional Program Coordinator in the work of developing the different projects and in responding to program requirements. Program Support (75%) ● Keep an on-going communication with partners ● Assist with activities including the preparation for and hosting of events ● Help develop materials and resources to assist reporting ● Undertake and complete research assignments, as requested ● Respond to general inquiries related to the needs of the programme ● Help manage online resources ● Help develop databases for the programme Administration (25%) ● Maintain accurate records ● Compile meeting minutes and help document programmatic activities ● Help maintain the programmatic portion of the websites ● Assist operational staff with administrative tasks QUALIFICATIONS ● BA degree in human sciences, preferably psychology and / or education ● Experience and interest in working with children and youth ● Demonstrated exceptional research and writing skills and strong oral communication skills ● Ability to digest technical documents, perform emission calculations, data analysis, and present results in a simple and understandable fashion ● Strong experience Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and data bases CHARACTERISTICS ● Detail-oriented, ability to multi-task and manage time well ● Strong interpersonal communication skills ● Works well in a team, is a quick learner, and focuses on high productivity and results ● Professional, friendly, and enthusiastic personality ● Self starter with a proactive attitude and who can anticipate needs COMPENSATION Depending on experience APPLICATION PROCESS Interested candidates should submit the following documents to arcleb@mawared.org ● Letter of interest ● CV ● Report-writing sample (maximum of 5 pages)

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Les amis, si certains sont au Canada, et peuvent se liberer, les seminaires me paraissent tres tres interessants!

au Liban, nous vivons une periode transitionnelle, ou les missions de paix jouent un role important.

a vous l’annonce!


Droits et démocratie est heureux de collaborer à la diffusion des

Séminaires d’été 2011 de la Chaire Raoul-Dandurand

organisés par l’Observatoire sur les missions de paix et opérations humanitaires
de la Chaire Raoul-Dandurand et la Faculté de science politique et de droit de l’UQAM

Séminaire d’approfondissement des missions de paix des Nations Unies
Du 2 au 13 mai 2011

  • Scrutin au Sud Soudan et ses conséquences, Fabienne Hara, International Crisis Group
  • Rôle des militaires dans les opérations de maintien de la paix, Général (Ret) Gaston Côté
  • Régime des sanctions des Nations Unies, David Biggs, Secrétariat de l’ONU à New York
  • Participation du Canada dans les missions de paix, Michel Duval, ancien ambassadeur du Canada auprès des Nations Unies
  • La lutte contre l’impunité et la protection des droits de la personne au Darfour, Fannie Lafontaine, Université Laval
  • Opérations électorales, d’Haïti à la Côte d’Ivoire, Marcel Blanchet, ancien Directeur général des élections du Québec
  • Problématique des droits de l’homme en opération de paix et  réforme de l’État de droit en Haïti, Danièle Saada, ex-directrice de la justice et l’État de droit de la MINUSTAH.

Informations générales sur les séminaires –  Questions fréquemment poséesS’inscrire

Séminaire d’approfondissement des opérations humanitaires
Du 23 mai au 3 juin 2011

  • Action humanitaire et responsabilité de protéger, Wolf-Dieter Eberwein, directeur de Voice, qui réunit 80 ONG européennes
  • Défi de la coordination humanitaire, avec un responsable du bureau de la coordination des affaires humanitaires (OCHA) à New York
  • Analyse de la crise en République démocratique du Congo (RDC), Jean-Charles Dupin, Représentant d’OCHA à Bunia en RDC
  • Simulation d’une journée sur l’intervention internationale et le droit international, dirigée et conçue par Éric Marclay, chef adjoint des opérations pour le Moyen-Orient et l’Afrique du Nord au Comité international de la Croix-Rouge
  • Sécurité et environnement humanitaire, Bogdan Dumitru, vice-président des programmes internationaux de CARE Canada
  • Problématique de l’assistance alimentaire, Richard Veenstra, directeur d’Action Contre la Faim/Canada
  • Gestion opérationnelle des opérations humanitaires, Yvan Conoir, coordonnateur des Séminaires.

Informations générales sur les séminairesQuestions fréquemment poséesS’inscrire

Séminaires d’approfondissement de la consolidation de la paix
Du 13 au 17 juin 2011

  • Commission de consolidation de la paix – Bilan et défis à venir, Carolyne McAskie, ex-Sous-secrétaire générale chargée du bureau d’appui à la consolidation de la paix, Nations Unies
  • Commissions vérité et réconciliation, Stéphane Leman-Langlois, Université de Montréal
  • Évolution du concept et des pratiques de la consolidation de la paix, Nicolas Lemay-Hébert, directeur de l’Observatoire sur les missions de paix et opérations humanitaires
  • Processus d’évaluation stratégique post-conflit, avec un expert du Secrétariat des Nations Unies
  • Reconstruction post-catastrophe, Diego Osorio, Banque mondiale Haïti
  • Processus de justice et reconstruction en Colombie, avec une experte nationale
  • Réforme du secteur de la sécurité, Laurent Banal, Colonel, expert DDR/RRS aux Nations Unies
  • Processus de justice transitionnelle, Zoé Dugal, Centre Pearson
  • Le Canada et la consolidation de la paix, avec un représentant du Ministère des Affaires étrangères du Canada (START)

Informations générales sur les séminaires –  Questions fréquemment posées –  S’inscrire

La date limite pour acheminer une demande d’inscription est le vendredi 1er avril 2011. Programme en cours de développement et sujet à changements.

Tél.: 514 987-6781 ; Fax : 514 987-8502


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A beautiful country I visited for a very short time,

now suffering from a crisis internal and regional one.

the stories and news I m receiving from Bahrain are mitigated.

I just hope for this country peace, and development based on tolerance, respect, and freedom of all citizens.

below dear friends and readers you may read pieces of what I m getting from Bahrain. the sources are sometimes known, sometimes not.

for all Men, Women working in Bahrain and living there, courage, and hope that the citizens of the country can truly live in a country for all, without discrimination for any part.

I am not sure of the source of the first link:  the pictures are not for young children to see or read. What I Refuse and do not tolerate are the Sectarian talk and comments on those pictures! NO  TO SECTARIAN DISCRIMINATION AND DIVISION IN BAHRAIN


in my opinion this message ” invitation for love” is to spread widely!


Invitation for Tolerance and Respect in Bahrain

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Law and Conflict Summer School – July 2011 المدرسة الصيفية حول القانون والنزاعات المسلحة – تموز

يتشرف بيت عامل لحقوق الانسان، وهو جزء من مؤسسة عامل، بدعوة الحقوقيين وناشطي حقوق الإنسان إلى تقديم طلبات الإنضمام إلى المدرسة الصيفية حول القانون والنزاعات المسلحة، التي ستنظم في بيروت ابتداءا من الاثنين 11 تموز 2011 ولمدة اسبوعين.

تهدف المدرسة الصيفية حول القانون والنزاعات المسلحة إلى رفع مستوى المعرفة بالقوانين المحلية والدولية في العالم العربي، وتعزيز المفاهيم المرتبطة بقانون النزاعات المسلحة وترسيخها في المجتمع المحلي. كما وتهدف إلى تزويد خريجي الحقوق وخريجي العلوم السياسية والصحافة والعلوم الاجتماعية الناشطين في مجال حقوق الإنسان، بالخبرات القانونية والحقوقية، وحثهم على تطبيقها في ميادين عملهم المختلفة لحماية المدنيين واللاجئين أثناء النزاعات المسلحة وفي حالات الطوارئ. هذا ما سيجعلهم أكثر قدرة على توثيق الحقائق ورصد انتهاكات حقوق الإنسان التي تمارس في مجتمعاتهم في فترات الحرب والسلم.

للمزيد من المعلومات ولمراجعة شروط تقديم الطلب، يرجى مراجعة الموقع التالي

باللغة العربية


باللغة الإنجليزية


لتقديم طلبات الانضمام إلى المدرسة الصيفية، الرجاء تعبئة الاستمارة الالكترونية على هذا الرابط:



المهلة النهائية لتقديم الطلبات: 30 نيسان 2011. يتم قبول الطلبات تباعاً، وبالتالي نشجع تقديم الطلب بأسرع وقت ممكن.


Amel House of Human Rights, which is a part of Amel Association, has the pleasure to invite candidates to apply to the two week Summer School on Law and Conflict, organized between the 11th and the 22nd of July 2011, in Beirut.

The main objective of the summer school is to raise the level of knowledge about the legal framework and concepts applicable to armed conflicts.

The Law and Conflict Summer School also aims to equip mainly graduates of law, but also human rights activists and researchers, with the necessary knowledge for the protection of civilians, refugees and other vulnerable groups during armed conflicts or emergency situations. The objective is for this knowledge to be integrated into the work sphere; in law firms, research centers, international organizations, and local and regional NGOs.

For additional information and for application requirements, in English:


For additional information and for application requirements, in Arabic:



To apply to the Summer School, kindly fill the online application at the following link:



Deadline to submit applications: 30 April 2011. Short listed candidates will be contacted only. Early applications are encouraged.

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