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#SandstormLebanon: Gritty Social Media Sarcasm

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.15.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

That's all Lebanon needed, a deadly sandstorm to accompany the government's paralysis, crumbling infrastructure, rolling demonstrations, and pervasive frustration.

Horrific Killings Cause News Outlet To Take Major Decision About Freelancing

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 09.18.2014 | Media

With the horrific killings of American freelance journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State militant group in recent weeks, news ...

Arabic Online Media Ethics Guide Launched at Lebanon Forum

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.08.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

All too often journalists and content producers make assumptions that can land them in court, in jail, or worse, in their own countries or while on assignment elsewhere.

Joshua Hersh

Hero Cop Saves Lives By Throwing Himself On Bomber: Report | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- An Iraqi police officer saved the lives of numerous civilians on Wednesday when he threw himself on a suicide bomber in the country's nort...

Holder Says Leak Required "Very Aggressive Action"... Bank Crimes, Not So Much

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Apparently leaks which keep the public informed require "very aggressive action" -- but crimes which shatter the economy, leaving millions without homes and millions more without jobs aren't worth lifting a finger to investigate.

Social Networks & Knowledge Society Examined at ASF 2013

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.04.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Social networks can and should contribute to knowledge-based societies in the Arab world but their users and the direction they take need closer inspe...

Zimbabwe Is Making Your Checking Account Look Huge Right Now

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 01.30.2013 | Business

There's a lot you can buy with $200 if you're one person. There's not whole lot you can do with it if you're one nation, however. Zimbabwe has just...

Israel Hits Another Media Building In Gaza

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.20.2013 | Media

Israel's strikes on buildings housing journalists in Gaza continued on Tuesday night, when the Israeli Air Force targeted a tower containing the offic...

AFP Aid From France Examined By EU

AP | GABRIELE STEINHAUSER | Posted 10.31.2011 | Media

BRUSSELS — The European Union's competition regulators are examining whether France is providing tens of millions of euros in unfair state aid t...

Arab Media Forum 2011 Tackles Region's Unfolding Revolts

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.24.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

"Why haven't all the bloggers who were jailed in Egypt over the years or elsewhere been recognized?"

Three More Journalists Held By Libyan Army

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

CAIRO — Three Western journalists who went missing in Libya last week were arrested at gunpoint by soldiers loyal to Moammar Gadhafi, Agence Fra...

Egypt Deep-Sixes Information Ministry

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

It was long overdue. The government body known derisively as Egypt's Ministry of Disinformation has ceased to exist. The country's new interim cabin...

Egyptian Clampdown on Press Freedom Gaining Pace

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

Noted, controversial media figures critical of the Egyptian regime are being sacked ahead of legislative elections in November.

U.S. Poised to Commit War Crimes in Marjah

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

The United States and NATO are poised to launch a major assault in the Marjah district in southern Afghanistan. Tens of thousands of Afghan civilians ...

3 Journalists Freed By Iran

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian authorities have released three journalists who were among more than 100 people arrested during pro-government and opposi...

Egypt Blocks Americans From Gaza March, Stops Aid Convoy

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

The government of Egypt is taking a spectacularly hard line against international solidarity efforts in support of civilians in Gaza on the one-year anniversary of the Israeli invasion.

Colombian Chefs Create Viagra-Laced Dessert, Officials Promptly Announce Ban

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BOGOTA — A Colombian cooking school has concocted a "love dessert" made with passion fruit – and Viagra. Student chefs at the state culin...

Shoo Haida? The Shoe Saga Snowball Rolls On

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

Egyptians have had a field day with the shoe-thrower story. According to one joke, the U.S. accused Syria of being behind the shoe attack, citing phone taps that intercepted the word "shoo" (Arabic for "what").

Jason Linkins

White House Takes 'Rescue' Battle To Facebook | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In an exchange that likely "made a little Washington media history," a White House spokesman took time out of his day to register an objection to the Facebook status message of Olivier Knox, White House Correspondent from AFP.

News Agencies Lift Rugby Ban

AP | Mike Corder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

International news agencies resumed coverage of the Rugby World Cup on Friday -- just 90 minutes before the tournament's opening match -- after progre...