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ESSAY CONTEST ON CIVIL RIGHTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Young people from the Middle East or the United States are invited to enter the "Dream Deferred" essay contest on civil rights and free expression in the Middle East, run by the Hands Across the Mideast Support Alliance (HAMSA).

The essay contest asks young people under the age of 26 to consider the importance of individual rights, the potential for non-violent reform, and ways people can contribute on the grassroots level to the region's nascent civil rights movement.

Last year, 2,500 people entered the contest from 20 countries.

Essays can be submitted in English, French, Arabic and Farsi. A celebrity judging panel includes Iranian writer Azar Nafisi, and Ahmed Benchemsi of the Moroccan magazine "TelQuel".

The deadline for this year's contest is 30 March 2008.

Complete information and entry forms can be found online at: http://www.hamsaweb.org/essay

(12 February 2008)

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