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Journo Safety College Course Advances in Beirut

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.18.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Academics, media professionals and experts met this week to push for a course on safety for journalists as a coalition of concerned stakeholders urged U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to uphold a pledge he made last year to defend their security.

'Boom Boom' Baz: A1 Photojournalist

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.07.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

That's his nickname, acquired being first on the scene to shoot the effects of booby-trapped cars during his native Lebanon's civil war.

Media Ethics: Whose Standards?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.23.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Broadcast media are under intense pressure, given tight deadlines, security threats, competition and shrinking budgets. The key challenges are: How do we define media ethics and who sets the standards when the journalism of terror is becoming the new normal?

Of Telexes, Typewriters and Old-Fashioned Journalism

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 04.17.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

While I thoroughly enjoy blogging, tweeting and using all manner of light digital mobile devices, there was something endearing about the bulky equipment we had for turning out hard-hitting, solid journalism.

Versailles Welcomes Wiki-Geek in Residence

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Though there was none of the pomp and circumstance associated with the Sun King, Monday was nevertheless a historic day for the Château de Versailles...

Surfing the Surface in China -- A Week in Hangzhou

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

The main purpose of a conference I recently attended in Hangzhou, China, seemed to be to advertise Hangzhou -- a city where gentrification moves at a fast pace and the impoverishment of peasants in western China is but a distant reality.

Much Ado About BlackBerry?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

While countless Blackberry users in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are distraught about an expected October ban on applications supporting emails, messaging and Internet browsing, others in the Arab region are already considering Plan B.

AFP Rattled, CEO Quits, French Unions/Government Slug it Out

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Journalists in France want to know who will lead their international news agency and whether it will emerge unscathed from a tug-of-war between unions and the government.