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Jinn, Sex, Atheism Strike Egyptian Media

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 12.22.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

In today's topsy-turvy environment, all bets are off. Rather than focus on critical upcoming legislative elections and a major conference to help attract investments to Egypt's struggling economy, TV channels seem sidelined by matters that raise eyebrows and questions given their timing.

Twitter Celebrates #Ramadan

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 06.27.2014 | Religion

Ramadan 2014 is upon us and Twitter is joining in the celebrations this year with special icons, instant iftar times, and an interactive map. Ahmad...

Basic Arabic: Waheed Samy's Definitive Tome

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.08.2014 | Education
Magda Abu-Fadil

Those cut out to be teachers are a breed apart. The good ones, who make a difference in people's lives, are priceless gems cherished long after they'r...

Mimi Raad, Stylist To Arab News Channel Al Arabiya, On What It Takes To Dress News Anchors

Posted 10.01.2013 | Style

In this age of 24/7 news, anchors and newscasters spend a lot of time in front of the camera -- and they've got to look good while doing it. Mimi R...

11-Year-Old Yemeni Girl Speaks, Internet Listens

Charles Clymer | Posted 09.20.2013 | World
Charles Clymer

We can only hope that Nada's words will spur greater action by world leaders to halt the horrifying practice of child marriage and the human trafficking epidemic that feeds it.

How Saudi Arabia's 'Plan B' Became a Game Changer in Syria

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 06.22.2013 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

A source with access to a senior Saudi official who has opted to remain anonymous, reveals that Saudi Arabia has managed to secure wide international -- albeit unannounced -- support for its initiative to end the Syrian crisis.

Standing up for Saudi Arabia's 'Prostitutes'

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 05.04.2013 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

Last Sunday, history was made in Saudi Arabia when the recently sworn-in Shura Council, the country's consultative assembly, held its first session with 30 women appointees participating for the first time.

In Davos, PM Mikati Seeks to Restore Faith in 'Brand Lebanon'

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 03.27.2013 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

In an exclusive interview, he says that during his participation at the WEF Annual Meeting he will seek to call on economic and political leaders to perceive Lebanon as the beacon of hope for freedom and pluralism in the Middle East.

Destabilizing Lebanon by Assassinations

Nehad Ismail | Posted 12.26.2012 | World
Nehad Ismail

To neutralise Hezbollah, to weaken Iran, to save Lebanon and to save the Syrian people the regime of Bashar al Assad must be dismantled and by military force if necessary and the sooner the better.

An Apology on Behalf of Al Arabiya News Channel

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 12.15.2012 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

With Al Arabiya News Channel's exclusive coverage on the newly-leaked Syrian security documents coming to an end, the time has finally arrived to voice an opinion about some of the things that have been said.

Sexual Harassment Charges, Other Missteps Plague Egyptian Info Minister

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.05.2012 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

It hasn't been a good past month for Egyptian Information Minister Salah Abdel Maqsoud who's still being ridiculed for what Arab TV viewers consider an on-the-air pass at an attractive but serious talk show host.

New Man In Charge Of Al-Arabiya

Posted 07.02.2012 | World

Journalist and HuffPost blogger Faisal J. Abbas has been named the Editor-in-Chief of the English website of Al-Arabiya news channel. The network, wh...

Arab Media Forum Bolsters Region's Local Outlets, Indies Post-Revolts

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.22.2012 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Arab media are finally establishing stronger footholds in their backyards following recent revolts and demands by a growing youth population eager to have an impact on the course of events.

Saudi Prince Alwaleed's Alarab to Be to the Right of Al-Jazeera

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 11.15.2011 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

It seems that 2012 will be the year when Arab viewers may finally see the break up of the dominance currently imposed over the Arabic satellite news channel market by the Qatari-owned Al-Jazeera and Saudi-backed Al-Arabiya.

Al Jazeera's Role in Toppling the Dictators One by One

Nehad Ismail | Posted 11.03.2011 | Media
Nehad Ismail

The Arab Spring would not have been possible without Al Jazeera.

Israeli Prime Minister Turns To Arabic Media For Peace Talks Interview

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 09.20.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — With a September deadline looming, Israel's prime minister turned to the Arabic media Thursday for the first time since taking offic...

Egypt Detains Iranian Diplomat For 'Passing Information'

Reuters | Posted 07.28.2011 | World

(Reuters) - Egypt has detained an Iranian who worked at Iran's diplomatic mission in Cairo, security sources said Saturday, in a potential setback...

Source: Gaddafi's Wife And Daughter Are In Tunisia

Reuters | Tarek Amara and Joseph Logan | Posted 07.18.2011 | World

May 18, 2011 11:23:39 PM By Tarek Amara and Joseph Logan TUNIS/TRIPOLI, May 19 (Reuters) - The wife and daughter of Libyan leader Muammar Ga...

Media Live Up to Name as Game Changers in Spreading Arab Revolutions

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.06.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Any invasion of armies today is being met with an equally hard-hitting invasion of media to cover unfolding events -- often to the consternation of those who seek to suppress people.

WATCH: HuffPost's Sam Stein Discusses Osama Bin Laden's Death On MSNBC

Huff TV | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

HuffPost's Sam Stein appeared on MSNBC Wednesday night to discuss Osama bin Laden's death with Cenk Uygur. Stein appeared alongside Hisham Melhem of A...

U.S. Public Diplomacy and the New Egypt

Philip Seib | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip Seib

Although built on democratic aspirations, Egypt's revolution did not draw inspiration from the United States. And given that reality, their relationship requires prompt and thoughtful rebuilding.

Egyptian Revolution Fallout Rattles Arab Media Cages

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

Fallout from Egypt rattled cages at the pan-Arab, Saudi-owned satellite channel Al Arabiya when presenter Hafez Al Mirazi threatened to quit if he was not allowed to discuss the revolution's impact on Saudi Arabia.

Media Coverage of Egyptian Events Draws Fire, Praise

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

A sign carried by a demonstrator in Cairo's Tahrir Square read: "Egyptian media don't see, don't hear, they just talk." It was right on the mark.

Democracy Now!'s Sharif Abdel Kouddous Describes Pro-Mubarak Supporter's Hate for Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya (VIDEO)

Democracy Now! | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Democracy Now!

Kouddous was approached by a presumed pro-Mubarak supporter who asked if he worked for Al Jazeera or Al Arabiya. When he answered "no," the man responded, if he was, with a threatening gesture, crossing his fingers across his throat.

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.