- Published on 27 May 2009
- Written by Aurore Welloff
"Images for thinking the Other : From Exploration to the 1931 Colonial Exhibition”
A didactic website by Musée du Quai Branly: modules.quaibranly.fr/e-malette/
Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, France
A Cross-cultural Forum
A few weeks ago, I decided to take advantage of a stay in
Beyond a surprising neologism, the “e-mallette” learning kit can turn into a treasure box for everyone interested in arts and history, civilisations and cultural heritages. While the museum is aimed at showing “how major a role art plays in everyday life” in all four corners of the world - Africa, Asia, Oceania and America - this website addresses the task of learning to respect each other by using a lot of historical counterexamples.
- Published on 14 January 2009
- Written by Claire de Beaucorps
The Charles Léopold Mayer Foundation for Human Progress (formerly "Fondation pour le Progrès de l'Homme", hence the acronym FPH) is an independent foundation under Swiss law. It was established in 1982 by Charles Léopold Mayer's executor. It is organized by a Council of 7 to 11 people and has a permanent team of around 15 people to carry out its initiatives.
The main purpose of the Foundation is to support the emergence of a world community. It intends to concern not only the academic world but every kind of social and occupational group. The Foundation defines itself as a "human adventure" developed over the long term in partnership with public and private partners on the various continents. Furthermore, on the one hand, it considers itself as a learning organisation within which the management of memory plays an essential role, which it combines with the development of a coordinated strategy. The Foundation regards particular initiative as a value in itself, but above all considers that true meaning emerges from the synergies which occur through interlinking with other initiatives. So its broad aim is through donations or loans to finance research projects and initiatives which are involved in "a significant and innovative way with the progress of mankind".
- Published on 14 January 2008
- Written by Carine Khiami, Marianne Roux Bouzidi
1. The Topic
The website Oumma.com is an independent initiative which aims to inform people about Islamic culture and current events regarding the integration of Muslims in Western societies (especially in France). Oumma.com describes itself as “the first website of French-speaking Islam”. Its rate of activity is about 6 millions/month. Moreover, Oumma.com is recognized for its quality by both Muslim community and European media such as Le Monde, El País or Die Zeit…
- Published on 10 December 2007
- Written by Marie-Laurence CABROL, Marine LUCAS, Muriel EGEA, Anne VALAT
Come to the launch of an extraordinary anthology of poems written by men imprisoned in Guantánamo Bay.
National Conference and AGM 2008 Come to this year's conference and celebrate the impact that ordinary people can make around the world.
"Our purpose: We are ordinary people from around the world standing up for humanity and human rights".
1. The Topic
We have chosen to present the English site of the organization "Amnesty International" (AI). It is a well-known nongovernmental association which is actively present in many countries all over the world. It was created in July 1961 by Peter Benenson, a lawyer. First funded to protect prisoners of conscience and their families against torture and ill-treatment and to speed up their release, Amnesty International quickly focused people's attention on other issues. It currently attempts to fight all Human Rights violations, either against individuals or against minorities and nations. The causes it defends and promotes are numerous: women’s and children’s rights, rights for refugees and prisoners of conscience, ending torture and executions, halting the proliferation of armed conflicts…
- Published on 03 December 2007
- Written by Kountouris Nikolas
I have chosen to present the official site of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. The UNHCR is the official organization of the United Nations concerning Refugee. The HCR was mandated for the first time in order to prepare the Geneva Convention on Refugees. After the expiration of the first mandate, the organization was delegated by the General Assembly of the United Nations with an open mandate which has lasted up till now.
- Published on 03 December 2007
- Written by Morgan Caillet, Ludovic Robert
I ) Introduction
Created in 2004, this media on line devoted to geopolitical, sociological, economic, cultural and religious issues of the Caucasus enables the visitor to follow the recent evolutions of a multiethnic region ( Adygheans, Cherkess, Ossetians, Kabards, Chechens, Ajars, Georgians, Armenians, Azeri, Talyshs, Avars, Lesghians, Ingushes,Tats, Lazes, Nogaïs, Russians, Svans, Touchs, Darghins and so forth...) spanned by a wide range of religious confessions (Shüte, Sunnite, orthodox Christian, Bahaïs, Yezidis, Wahhabism, Evangelism, Judaism, Islamic confraternity, Christian of monophysitic dogma and so on) which is localised on the Fault-line between the Muslim and Christian worlds, but also between the Middle East, Asia and Europe (three countries of the Trans- or South Caucasus belonging to the European Council: Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan).
- Published on 14 November 2007
- Written by Adrien, Deniz, Renaud
The website we have chosen to audit is the French version of the « Church of Scientology » website.
What is scientology?
Scientology is a body of beliefs and related practices created by American pulp fiction author Ron Hubbard in 1952 as an outgrowth of his earlier self-help system, Dianetics. The Church of Scientology defines Scientology as 'the study of truth.' In 1969, Ron Hubbard characterized Scientology as an "applied religious philosophy" and the basis for a new religion. The first Church of Scientology was founded in 1953.
- Published on 07 November 2007
- Written by Administrator
Al Jazeera is an arabic channel created in 1996, which has a large audience, and is broadcast worldwide (80 million households receive the new english channel launched yesterday). The name of its director general is Wadah Khanfar. This group from Qatar employs many journalists everywhere in the world. Nowadays, there are three channels with the first one, but political topics are at the heart of the news diffused by Al Jazeera. This giant in the media world has been famous ever since it showed some video of Al Qaeda, after the 11th september's 2001 attack.
- Published on 06 November 2007
- Written by Emily Roux-Rosier and Irina Karpuzanova
1. The topic
This web site is made by the "Association des Coptes d'Europe". It focuses on violence against Copts in Egypt, radical islam, and a presentation of Copt's history and culture. In this goal, the site contains a lot of photos, newspapers articles or videos.