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Rashid Mahdi, Claude Iverné and Sudanese photographs



I’ve always had a keen interest in photography, and I first wanted to be a photo journalist. I did not become one but I still like photography and I’ve samazed the French city of Trouville-Sur-Mer, a seaside resort and port on the English Channel (Calvados). New photos will be published soon. A few months ago I saw the exhibition dedicated to ... More
da-eYe is growing a moustache for Movember!

Earlier today, the people @SamaGazette tweeted: ‘Geez, we just realized da-eYe is growing a moustache for @Movember! http://www.da-eye.com/movember/ Next year we’ll do it too, we are too late now… 🙂‘. da-eYe was indeed growing a moustache for Movember, to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues. “During November ... More
Sunday Roundup: Abyei, WOZA, Rwanda, DSK, Cannes

Today is International Day for Biological Diversity. The UN General Assembly expressed ‘its deep concern about the continuing loss of the world’s biological diversity, and reaffirmed the commitment to the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising out of the ... More
da-eYe strikes the Wendy Brandes Pose — Literally



2011 is ‘da-year’! da-eYe is back as we can read on his website, and he wants you to know. On Dec 10th last year, the observing eye from the mid-Eighties went Barefoot Against Poverty to support the Every Human Has Rights Campaign. Now, on a totally different topic, the waggish da-eYe decided to strike the pose, the Wendy Brandes Pose to be ... More
2011: blissful optimism and weariness, Twitter says!

Happy new year everyone! I guess we are going to hear those words many times again in the coming hours, days and weeks. Today is the first day of 2011 and many are already recovering from a bash that lasted until early this morning. Most of the people I know are celebrating, wishing everyone the best for the new year. Me too I hope everything will be better ... More
The Sama Fraternal Society Is Yours!



This is an announcement: the Sama Fraternal Society is yours! For now almost Fifteen years on the Internet, I have been sharing with you what inspires me and my work. Some of you are visiting my websites for more than a decade and I have changed with you as we shared together our point of views and opinions. This exchange of ideas has been a real motivation ... More
da-eYe will go barefoot against poverty on Dec.10, will you?



I have been supporting Every Human Has Rights Campaigns since 2008. It started with the ’60 Signers for the 60th Anniversary Initiative’ I launched on November 24, 2008. My first post about it explained why I decided to ‘go public’ by creating an original piece of art for the campaign. Six months after that, the 60 Signers for the ... More
Seahawks: ‘Exploring The Galaxy’ by Pete Fowler, Jon Tye

On this sunny Sunday afternoon, I was in the mood to listen to some relaxing music. The kind of music you can listen to all day long. My friends at The Sama Gazette sent me an email the day before about Seahawks Friday Download 18, a 62 minutes mix by Jon ‘The Captain’ Tye titled ‘Exploring The Galaxy‘. Quite an adventure, right? If ... More
Half the Sky: Moving Individual Stories To Engage People

Last week I met with friends to discuss Half the Sky, by Pulitzer-prize winning American journalists Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. I mentioned the book for the first time in International Women’s Day: Ordinary Extraordinary Women and since then, many people I know decided to buy the book, whether it is the English or the French edition (published ... More
The Sama Gazette celebrates its first year anniversary

The Sama Gazette is online for a year, and it has been a wonderful experience so far. The small team behind the Sama Team is doing an amazing job and I am proud to be one of its members. We receive many emails from many different people and different places, telling us about their interest in what we do, the topics we talk about, the campaigns we ... More

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