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2017 - LUSA story  win the Best News Item

 REPORT: Migrations:
Nigerian leaves family, crosses Sahara with dream of becoming football star in Europe

 Written by Fabiola Ortiz

 Oujda, Morocco, Dec. 17 (Lusa) - Onoma Anigorigo, a 25-year-old citizen of Nigeria now living in Morocco after crossing the Sahara, is awaiting his chance to continue on to Europe to follow his dream of becoming a football star.

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2016 - MAP story  win the Best News Item

Belgium-migration
In Brussels, solidarity in action to offer bed and board for refugees (Story)

Written by Adil ZAARI JABIRI

Brussels, 4th September 2015 (MAP) - Not far from the glass and steel buildings of the European institutions in Brussels, passers-by can't miss the view of a park covered with tents, arbors and shacks. Hundreds of refugees, coming from Iraq, Syria, Libya and Afghanistan patched there together a makeshift camp.

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2016 - TAP receive Distinction for best stories

 Between asylum, illegal residence and plight of displacement, Syrians in Tunisia tell a story of suffering

Written by Mounira Rabii

 Tunis, Oct. 23, 2015 (TAP) - Children in "Ettadhamen", the most densely populated neighbourhood in the capital, were used to their neighbours Shady (5 years) and Rima (4 years), who came from the neighbourhoods of Homs, Syria two years ago. They live in a modest house still under construction with their parents Mohammed Fawaz and Sajida, a home provided to them by "good people," as the husband Mohammed Fawaz said.

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2015 - SANA story  win the Best News Item

 The goddess of love and beauty, a symbol that endured for millennia of human history

Written by: Rasha Milhem & Imad Dghli

Damascus, SANA (14.08.2014) - Artifacts uncovered from various archaeological sites in Syria document the creativity shown by ancient artists from various eras and cultures in embodying a figure that symbolizes two values humanity has cherished throughout history: Ishtar, Inanna, Aphrodite, Venus, the goddess of love and beauty.

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2015 - EFE receive Distinction for best stories

ANCIENT EGYPT -feature-
The perks of being an Egyptologist in Luxor

Written by: Edu Marin

Luxor, Egypt, Dec 12 (EFE)- At five o'clock in the morning, the Egyptian city of Luxor wakes up to the sound of Muslim prayer and the braying of donkeys. At that same time, Spanish Egyptologist Milagros Alvarez Sosa and her team begin to prepare for a 3,500-year journey backwards in time to the Pharaonic era.

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2014 - MAP story  win the Best News Item

Morocco-economy-history
When Tazmurt's sugar refineries shaped parts of Mediterranean history (Feature)

Written by:  Houcine MAIMOUNI

Tazmurt (South of Morocco), 15th July 2013 (MAP)- Richly furnished during this fasting month of Ramadan with sweets of all tastes and sorts, the stalls of Moroccan markets seldom miss tantalizing shoppers about a specific item: Sugar. This product, today deeply settled, happened to be one that made the glory of Morocco, shaping from Tazmurt's refineries (South) the course of Mediterranean history.

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 2013 - TAP story  win the Best News Item

SOCIAL-ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION
Death voyages to Italian coasts do not prevent from braving dangers

 Written by Bahija Belmabrouk

TUNIS, Sep. 23, 2012 (TAP) - "I risked being eaten by fish after the shipwreck. I almost turned into a memory for my family who might have looked for me among the corpses recovered by the Italian coast guards or among the missing," young Fethi Essalmani, a native of the Jelma region, in the Governorate of Sidi Bouzid, pointed out to TAP news agency special correspondent to the Lampedusa Immigrant Reception Centre.

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 2012 - CNA story  win the Best News Item

Faneromeni High School: a nest of multiculturalism

 Written by Maria Antouna

 Nicosia, Nov 25 (CNA) - One might be surprised to come across a hub of lively young children, from all over the world, right in the heart of this divided capital city, Nicosia, where damage and destruction is but a breath away, as buildings stand derelict and abandoned for the past few decades, in the UN-controlled buffer zone.

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2011 - WAFA story  win the Best News Item

Floral Splendor in Palestine

  Written by Jamil Dababat

  NABLUS, February 1, 2010 (WAFA) - The GPS device connected to the satellite (407 m) records mountain elevation from sea level. Here, in the north of the West Bank as in all historic Palestine, roses grow and blossom according to the climate.

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 2010 - NNA story  win the Best News Item

Impoverished people from Lebanon

 Written by JosiannE Saade Sarkiss

November 30 - You can see them sleeping under the bridges and on the bridges. You can see them barefooted, semi clad and many of them turn garbage dumping places into shelters to protect themselves from scorching heat and severe cold.

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 2009 - EFE story  win the Best News Item

The 'European dream' is worth sleeping for a month in the woods.

 Written by Mr. Rafael Peñas

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 2008 - TANJUG story  win the Best News Item

"Save the children, all of them"

Written by Vera Raskov - Djurovic

 BELGRADE, Nov 16 (Tanjug-spec)  - The realisation of the rights of the Roma, particularly the inclusion of the Roma children in the society's educational system, represents a crucial step in improving the status of this most numerous community in Serbia which consists of more 450,000 people.

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2007 - LUSA story  win the Best News Item

Immigration/EU: Clandestine Immigrants the 'Slaves of Modern Times'

 Written by Ricardo Bordalo

 Dakar, Oct. 8 (Lusa) - Joseph N'Diaye, the curator of the House of Slaves on Gore Island, Senegal, considers the current wave of clandestine immigration to Europe from the West African coast to be "the slavery of modern times." 

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2007 - APS receive Distinction for best stories

Once upon a time Oran's "small reader"

Written by Malika BASSI

Oran - "The trip to a thousand places starts with a step" is the motto adopted by "Le petit lecteur" (small reader), an association striving, since its creation in 1993 in Oran, to spread the love for reading in children and youths.

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