28feb07 DOCUMART is the blood sport of documentary filmmaking. At this week’s Documart 15 in Adelaide, teams of filmmakers pitched their documentary proposals to about 20 people, most of them commissioning editors from international broadcasters. About 200 observers looked on.
March 2007. Nick O’Neill has written on behalf of the Australian Western Sahara Association (AWSA) to His Excellency, Ban Ki Moon, Secretary-General, United Nations Organisation as he takes up his new position. His letter urges Ban Ki Moon to address the urgent matter of the fundamental right of the Saharawi people to self-determination which is seriously at risk.
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Nick Brooks from University of East Anglia has a new blog about the research he is conducting on climatology as seen in the archeological sites of liberated Western Sahara.
Link to Western Sahara Project >>
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The Moroccan magic formula for Western Sahara
Article posted by Kamal Fadel,
Polisario Representative to Australia
22 March 2007
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Geneva/Tifariti, 1 March 2007 – On 27 February, the Polisario Front’s mine action team destroyed 3,321 antipersonnel mines in Tifariti, Western Sahara. This is the Polisario Front’s second stockpile destruction since it signed the Geneva Call “Deed of Commitment for Adherence to a Total Ban on Antipersonnel Mines and for Cooperation in Mine Action” in November 2005.
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March 6, 2007 Western Sahara – US Department of State, Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – 2006 Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
US state department reports are important for anyone the least bit sceptical about the usual reports we have from the Saharawi side, as it confirms everything they say about the repression.
Read report: http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2006/
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL Public Statement AI Index: MDE 29/004/2007 (Public)
News Service No: 046 8 March 2007Morocco/Western Sahara:
Amnesty International is seriously concerned about the sentencing on 6 March of two Sahrawi human rights defenders, Brahim Sabbar and Ahmed Sbai, to one year in prison by a court in Laayoune.