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Egyptian Paper Reports 'Apology' To New York Times In English That Is Unapologetic In Arabic

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 11.21.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- A war of words seems to be brewing between Egypt's top state newspaper Al Ahram and The New York Times. On Oct. 9, Al Ahram published ...

Much Ado About Photoshop?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.23.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Last week the Lebanese government released an official picture of a newly formed cabinet (after more than 10 months of political stalemate) that reporters and bloggers spotted as photoshopped.

Egypt and Morsi Don't Mix

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.31.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Egypt and Morsi don't mix. The message was loud and clear in the visuals, on TV, online. The picture of a banner erected on a Cairo street ahead of m...

Muslim Brotherhood Info Minister Raises Egyptian Media Hackles

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.06.2012 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

The choice of Egyptian Information Minister Salah Abdel-Maqsoud came as a blow to activists, press freedom fighters and journalists who'd suffered under previous oppressive regimes and saw in this Muslim Brotherhood (MB) member a retrograde approach to the media.

Amid Elections, Violence Strikes In Egypt's Capital

Reuters | Posted 08.16.2012 | World

CAIRO, June 17 (Reuters) - A dispute between street vendors in Cairo turned into a gunfight in the early hours of Sunday, according to local media r...

Egypt Media Flourish Amid Fears

Adel Iskandar | Posted 03.11.2012 | World
Adel Iskandar

As Egypt moves forward into 2012, the tug-o-war between the state and private media will likely continue unabated. But in this stalemate, it appears more networks than ever are beginning to take risks.

The Arab Spring Has Yet to Focus on Media Freedoms

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 02.07.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Did the independent media help produce the Arab Spring or did the revolutions succeed in liberating local media in the Arab world?

Debating Press Freedom in Egypt, and Everywhere Else

Maurice Chammah | Posted 01.16.2012 | Media
Maurice Chammah

Freedom is not condensible. It's a complex mixture of history and the personal experiences of journalists themselves, who in countries both "free" and "not free" exercise varying degrees of self-censorship for varying reasons.

Without Freedom of Expression, the Egyptian Revolution Wouldn't be Complete

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 08.15.2011 | Media
Faisal J. Abbas

As much as one would like to end the story by saying "...and the people of Egypt lived happily ever after", it might just be too premature to say so.

Egyptian Media Purges Continue, Critics Call for Total Overhaul

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.07.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

The ax is falling and heads are rolling in Egyptian media to rid once stodgy state-run organizations of deadwood noted for hampering professional and balanced news reporting.

Liberating Egypt's Media

Adel Iskandar | Posted 06.01.2011 | Media
Adel Iskandar

We are in fact still in the Mubarak era. The old regime may not exist in the Egyptian streets or in the offices of government but it dwells deep in the bellies of the bureaucracy that owes it very existence to him.

Egyptian Media Takes on Mubarak's Narcissism

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

Egyptian media are having a field day ripping into ousted president Hosni Mubarak, his family and cronies, with state-run news organizations doing an ...

Media Key to Covering Egyptian Revolution

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

The scene of protesters trying to break into the state-run TV station on Cairo's Corniche brought to mind other revolutions where control of the media was of primary importance.

Tunisian Media's Quantum Leap to the Next Level?

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

As a journalist who reported from Tunisia during the Ben Ali era, I can attest to his regime's constraints on freedom of speech and the press. Even checking my innocuous business email account was an ordeal -- I had to go to an embassy to do it.

Tablets, Apps, Mobile, Ethics and Training Grip 17th World Editors Forum

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

Participants agreed that good management of newspapers required flexibility, a reallocation of resources to meet fast-paced technological innovations and constant training to keep up with the times.

Egyptian Newspaper Alters Photo To Show Mubarak In Front Of Obama

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

An Egyptian state newspaper is coming under fire after it was revealed that it altered a photo of President Hosni Mubarak to place him at the front of...

State-Owned Media Lies, Corruption and Mind Control

Wael Nawara | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wael Nawara

Government approval, conditioning and "retouching" of the news is all part of the corrupt value system which thrives in today's Egypt.

Arab Print Media Weather Financial Crunch Better Than Western Counterparts

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

Print media in the west may be struggling for survival but newspapers in the Arab world, which took a few hits, are nonetheless thriving and expected ...

Joy, Cautious Optimism Permeate Arab Media

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Magda Abu-Fadil

"Americans Chose Change" was the striking blue headline in Wednesday's An-Nahar daily of Lebanon.