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Wednesday, 28 October 2015

They Want to Crucify - Abdullah Al-Zaher

In September 2015 the death sentence issued against Abdullah AL-Zaher (who was arrested when he was a childaged 15 years), was endorsed by the appeals and high court, and his case file was sent to the ministry of interior for implementation after it was approved on 5thOctober2015. He was then suddenly transferred from the General Directorate prison in Dammam investigation to the new Al-Ha’ir prison in Riyadh, without any explanation, where he was placed in solitary confinement. His sentence endorsement and unexpected transfer raises serious concerns about safety, as his is execution is imminent and could be implemented at any moment. Continue

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Girls and boys right at school #Afghanistan

Project type: Emergency and development
Sectors: Emergency, education, environment and natural resources
Background: Cesvi has been working in Afghanistan since 2001, when a Country Office was established in Taluqan, Takhar province, Northern Afghanistan. In April 2002 a Country Coordination Office was opened in Mazar-e-Sharif. From May 2002, Cesvi implemented an Integrated Multi-Sectorial Reintegration Project, co-funded by UNHCR, targeting IDPs, Returnees and their communities of return, to ensure survival and provide shelter to the most vulnerable people.
In 2006 Cesvi moved its operations in the province of Herat implementing projects to support local civil protection (ANDMA). The intervention aimed at reinforcing the response to frequent natural emergencies which hit different areas of the province at high hydro-geological risk. At the same time, Cesvi supported three villages to reinforce river banks in order to prevent floods. It also undertook punctual actions in favor of vulnerable communities in the urban areas of Herat.
Current Project, 2015: AID10334/CESVI/AFG “Girls and boys right at school” funded by Italian Ministry of Foreign affairs, implemented in partnership with Department of Education (DoE) and Asia University of Herat.
Objective: The current action aims at enhancing girls' and boys' right to education and gender equality in rural areas of Herat. Cesvi is targeting 20 schools within 3 districts of Herat, namely Injil, Karukh and Zenda Jan.
Beneficiaries: 10,780 students, 50% boys and 50% girls, 6 DoE officials, 18 directors and 450 teachers, 3500 Families, the school system in the province and the community of the area of intervention. 
Local partners: ANDMA (Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority), Department of Economics, Department of Education, PDMC (Provincial Disaster Management Committee), Asia University of Herat.
Financial backers: Italian government bodies, UNHCR, private donors
Download the strips "Right to education for all" - Cesvi thanks the artist Gianluca Costantini for his pro bono contribution in drawing the strips of this brochure

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Friday, 23 October 2015

Trow up words as they were shit

Trow up words as they were shit
#Israel - Benjamin Netanyahu

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Landscape of Lugano

Landscape of Lugano
The window of the Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola
Via Castagnola, 21

Festival Diritti Umani #Lugano

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Mohammed Akhlaq in northern India was killed in a mob lynching

Mohammed Akhlaq in northern India was killed in a mob lynching.
- They came from everywhere. Over the walls, through the gate... they just barged in to the house, shouting that we had slaughtered a cow.

Dedicated to the students of the "Centro scolastico per le industrie artistiche" Lugano.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

I Want Peace! #Pakistan

I Want Peace!
Afghan refugee in Quetta. #Pakistan

Lugano PhotoDays

The Angel of Refugees - Alganesh Fessaha

The Angel of Refugees - Alganesh Fessaha

Festival Diritti Umani #Lugano

Antonythasan Jesuthasan #Refugees

Antonythasan Jesuthasan #Refugees
Dheepan by Jacques Audiard

Festival Diritti Umani #Lugano

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Nisaa Al Amal - Hope Women

Nisaa Al Amal - Hope Women (La speranza delle donne)
Associazione Hayat, #Lugano

Festival Diritti Umani #Lugano

A man of the Middle Ages - Lorenzo Quadri

A man of the Middle Ages. Lorenzo Quadri
- Lega dei Ticinesi

Algún día es mañana. Ricardo Torres

Algún día es mañana. Ricardo Torres 
Festival Diritti Umani #Lugano

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Gianluca Costantini: drawing reality #Switzerland

From 13th until 18th of October Spazio 1929
Lugano, Switzerland
Opening 13th of October at 6 pm

Gianluca Costantini called himself an activist artist or to be more precise a reality drawer and visual activist. In our times, when freedom of press and information are in crisis, it’not a comfortable definition. Cartoon and comics in a very short time earned a huge space and success, ma they also carry a big responsibility. With very few lines graphic journalism delivers an unexpected point of view, it cuts the continuous flow of information and it gives us a rest, a moment to reflect and watch the world in an original and different way. This exhibition underlines creativity and productiveness of this activist/artist through a selection of arts taken by his books and pages commenting day by day reality.

Friday, 9 October 2015

Woubshet Taye #Ethiopia

"I will still maintain hope in the possibility of freedom in Ethiopia."
#FreeWoubshet Taye #Freepress

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Bassel Safadi. I want to be free! #Syria

I support the immediate release of detained software engineer and web pioneer, Bassel Khartabil (Bassel Safadi) from detainment in Syria. (

My drawing for Ahmed Maher around New York. With actor Holt McCallany and the artist Siobhan Muldoon

My drawing for Ahmed Maher around New York. With actor Holt McCallany and the artist Siobhan Muldoon. Photos Jim Anness

Monday, 5 October 2015

Dr ‘Ali ‘Esa Mansoor al-‘Ekri #Bahrain

During this period I was subjected to all sorts of torture including: Beatings with metal rods, plastic hoses and wooden planks, kicking, punching and slapping with an emphasis on the head, ears and back. I was made to hear the screams of other people being tortured. Dr. Ali al-Ekri

Friday, 2 October 2015

Let's take a step! Médecins Sans Frontières

Let's take a step!
Médecins Sans Frontières
at the Festival Internazionale

I have said God - Asif Mohuddin

I have said God - Asif Mohuddin
Journalist Award Anna Politkovskaya
Francesca Paci #Ferrara (Cinema Apollo)

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Soheil Arabi - Iranian death sentence commuted to two years' theology study

Soheil Arabi ordered to read 13 religious books and serve 90 days in prison after court annuls original sentence. #Iran

Abdullah Al-Fakharany #Egypt

Journalist, human rights activist and a doctor. Arrested since 2013 & Sentenced to LIFE 
Abdullah Al-Fakharany #Egypt

Drawing "Internazionale" in #Ferrara | #Italy

Disegnare un festival: questo è quello che mi aspetta dal 2 al 4 ottobre a Ferrara. Il compito che mi è stato dato dalla redazione di Internazionale è quello di aggirarmi con il mio quaderno e di raccontare con il disegno gli incontri, le persone e la città.
Non sentitevi spiati, mi raccomando, al massimo sarete solo ritratti. Potrete seguire il flusso dei disegni qui.