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Brazilian human rights and criminal lawyer Edgard Raoul used to work at a law firm in Sao Paulo. After a few months of feeling helpless while watching images and videos of people fleeing Syria and other conflict areas for a dangerous journey through Europe,  he quit his job and left his life behind.

He wanted to experience what refugees fleeing to Europe were going through. He started his journey in Turkey, then went to the Greek islands Lesvos, Idomeni, Athens, onto Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Austria and Germany. All along the way he lived with refugees. 

Our MENA contributor Faten Bushehri will be interviewing Edgard in Amsterdam, where he is currently taking a break to prepare for his trip to the Middle East. He says he wants to understand where refugees come from. 

In this episode of GV Face, we'll be asking Edgard about what motivated him to leave his life behind and what he has learnt meeting and living with refugees. 
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Thank you Edgar, may God bless your caring heart . Well done Faten
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Made between 1914 and 1918, these photos not only document military aspects of World War I, but also provide views of places and people caught within its maelstrom.
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"Greetings for the souls of the martyrs. They revolted for bread, freedom, justice, and dignity. So the regime killed them"
It was the beginning of the end to a 30-year rule of a tyrant regime. Five years later, here's a rundown of what's happening in Egypt today.
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"We live in a country where we are afraid to breathe."
Saudi Arabia arrested human rights activist Samar Badawi today allegedly for tweeting on behalf of her jailed husband, prominent human rights lawyer Waleed Abulkhair.
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Macedonia's Highest Court Confirms Fine for Journalists Who Quoted Statements Alleging Corruption http://bit.ly/1P6GIPH
Fokus magazine had quoted Macedonia's former ambassador to the Czech Republic, who accused ex-head of the secret service Sasho Mijalkov of corruption. Mijalkov sued for defamation and won.
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Over the last 10 years, Macedonia's ruling party has stirred homophobic sentiments as a way to divert public attention from political and economic failures.
The human rights reality for LGBT people in Macedonia is poor, with systemic impunity for hate crimes against sexual and gender minorities in the country.
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Matt Damon Was Right. NASA Is Studying Peruvian Potatoes for Possible Farming on Mars. Scan this Snapcode, add us to Snapchat and check the story.
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The Macedonian Nude Twitter Calendar is Back http://bit.ly/1OZjZF1
After a break for 2015 Macedonian Twitter users have recommenced the tradition of making a nude calendar for charity.
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‘Orwellian Dystopia’ or Trustworthy Nation? Get the Facts on China's Social Credit System http://bit.ly/1RpgeiZ
Combining individuals' financial records, online shopping data, social media behaviors and employment history, China will now produce a combined "social credit" score for each citizen.
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Two Arrested and then Released for Taking Selfies with Burning Dubai Hotel in the Background http://bit.ly/1RD1L33
Two men who posted their selfies on social media with Dubai's 63-storey The Address hotel on fire in the background were arrested -- and then released.
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