BBC launches Arabic TV channel/ Online TV today – تلفزيون بي بي سي ينطلق اليوم

The BBC has launched a new Arabic language TV channel.

The channel is free to everyone in North Africa and the Middle East with a satellite or cable connection.

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Human Rights Miscellaneous Realia Items

The following is a collection of miscellaneous Realia items (with English translation) which reflect the topic of Human Rights in the Arab world.

These realia items were carefully selected to include a wide range of the most commonly used law and human rights vocabulary.

In the events and demonstrations banners/posters realia, they are particularly used in the context of increasing awareness about the situation of Human Rights concerns in the Arab world.

The realia types available in this post are:

  1. Organisations logos
  2. Book covers
  3. News Video Report Realia
  4. Events and demonstrations banners/posters

Links to relevant vocabulary learning resources are listed at the end of this post.

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Translate the text/meaning of the following realia items:

  • Book/Journal Cover No. 4
    • What are the main front cover articles?
  • Events and demonstrations banners/posters

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Book Cover Realia: Oath Betrayed-Torture, Medical Complicity, and the War on Terror

This is a new book on the US war in Iraq published in 2006, which was translated into Arabic.

The editrorial review states:

” The graphic photographs of U.S. military personnel grinning over abused Arab and Muslim prisoners shocked the world community. That the US was systematically torturing inmates at prisons run by its military and civilian leaders divided the nation and brought deep shame to many. When Steven H. Miles, an expert in medical ethics and an advocate for human rights, learned of the neglect, mistreatment, and torture of prisoners at Abu Ghraib, Guantánamo Bay, and elsewhere, one of his first thoughts was: “Where were the prison doctors while the abuses were taking place?”

In Oath Betrayed, Miles explains the answer to this question. Not only were doctors, nurses, and medics silent while prisoners were abused; physicians and psychologists provided information that helped determine how much and what kind of mistreatment could be delivered to detainees during interrogation. Additionally, these harsh examinations were monitored by health professionals operating under the purview of the U.S. military.

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كتاب “خيانة القسم: التعذيب والتواطؤ الطبي والحرب على الإرهاب”, ستيفن هـ. مايلز

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