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20 years and Albania is still in the transition

Nine students from Albania and one from Kosovo came for an Exchange Program to Georgia Southern University, where they spent two weeks of intensive lectures and research. Though I've been meeting people from around the world during my travels, I've never met youth from Albania or Kosovo. Yet, that was a great chance to get an insight into 20 years old state and a unique culture.

I leave you with the video I made for the Albanian Exchange Program so that you can see the amazing people who came to our university.

interview by Fashion Magazines!!

After being interviewed by news-websites, journals and magazines covering the Arab Revolt, it was really interesting to be contacted by Magazines which write primarily about fashion, celebrities, beauty, Lifestyle, fitness and health...

Very interesting, indeed, how the directors of the those magazines are concerned about Revolution's voices or maybe is it still part of the marketing? which means that revolutions have become branded!!

The diversity of the journalists is interesting too, because not only Americans, British and French write stories and news about Tunisia but I've been interviewed by Polish, Danish, Canadian journalists beside obviously the MENA media outlets but recently Australian and Belgian magazines are also highlighting stories of the revolutions.

Fiona MacDonald wrote this article on the Australian Magazine Madison about stories of women in the Arab Uprising what she called "After the Revolution". She interviewed women from Egypt, Libya, Syria a…

The flatering dreams of Tunisian girls

Following the departure of the former president Ben Ali, Tunisia has entered an emergency situation. A few days after he left, we started hearing about rape, kidnapping and violence against girls and women. More than two years after Tunisia’s revolt, the violence has only intensified and the violations have reached young girls more than adults.

The picture is as simple as the dream of any Tunisian child to pursue an education. Yet, it also holds sadness, fatigue and fear. The girl is not only striving for a dream but also combatting poverty; a situation that even the revolution did not change for her. She has the same old board to write on with chalk, living in the same tiny house with her family and receiving the same way of teaching. She might not know yet her rights for a decent life, education and job but she only knows that she has to go to school to fulfill her dream. When we have usually been asked, “what would you like to be when you grow up?” the mo…