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-----Original message----- Subject: AMIDA and Iraq: anybody interested? >From: Diaa el Radwa Hadid <firstname.lastname@example.org> Diaa Hadid: (+61 2) 62547399 email@example.com AMIDA magazine to give its next edition an Iraqi theme: AMIDA magazine (www.amida.com.au) intends to give its next edition an Iraqi theme. Almost ten years after the US/UN sanctions, it is timely to explore the country: its politics, culture, society and its future- in one edition- approximately 28 pages. Articles and photographs have not been finalised for any of the sections. We are currently searching for contributors. If you are interested, or have any ideas for the design/layout, please contact me via e-mail or telephone ASAP. AMIDA plans to assign the following allotments to Iraq. Editorial: Guest editor: the topic will broadly be "10 years under sanctions: where to now for Iraq?" Features: 2 Articles, approximately 1,000 – 2,000 words each. Article 1: AMIDA plans to publish a photo essay of the sanctions. We believe this will generate the most impact. Currently we are looking for contributors. Article 2: This is yet to be decided. We are open to ideas. Comment: Approximately 700 to 1,000 words. Comment differs from the editorial in the following ways: 1. Its subject may or may not be related to the theme. 2. It is opinion and emotion, and as such, it may come from an obvious ideological standpoint (please note: AMIDA takes no responsibility for the views given. We also do not generally publish extreme or offensive view points) 3. It may be written in any variety of styles: humour, sarcasm, etc. Travel: Up to 700 words. Iraq is not simply the sanctions. A part of what we hope to show in this issue is the dynamism of Iraq and Iraqis- even in exile. We are looking for good articles from people who have recently travelled to Iraq. Books: Up to 500 words. 1. One non-fiction book on Iraq (we are looking for a review of "Iraq Under Siege: The Deadly Impact of Sanctions and War" by Anthony Arnove (Editor) 2. A review of recent Iraqi fiction, preferably by new authors, most likely in exile. If anybody would like to contribute at least names of such authors, I would be very grateful, as I am not familiar with Iraqi fiction. Film: Up to 500 words This will be either of a recent movie/documentary on Iraq, or work by an Iraqi film maker, whether in exile or not. As above, if anybody could contribute at least the names of artists, I would be very grateful. Study: Up to 500 words We hope to dedicate study in this edition to studying Arabic in the Middle East- I am yet to discover if Iraq has any institutions. If people would like to forward me their preferred places of study with brief comments (and URL’s, if they exist), this will be of great use. Language: the piece d’resistance: Up to 500 words A piece of writing in Arabic about Iraq: it can be an article, a poem, pure stream of consciousness, an old travel guide describing Iraq. What ever comes to mind, as long as it is of high quality and innovative. Photos are always welcome, even if unaccompanied. Provided we have some information about the date and place of the photographs, as well as the photographers, they may be given consideration. Profiles: approximately 700 words. Profiles will be in-your-face style. They comprise information about the person and brief interviews with them. We hope to do (at least) a profile of one successful Iraqi refugee settled in Australia, and a profile of a more recent immigrant and his/her experiences, in Iraq and Australia. -----End of original message from Diaa el Radwa Hadid----- -- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a discussion list run by the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq For removal from list, email firstname.lastname@example.org Full details of CASI's various lists can be found on the CASI website: http://welcome.to/casi