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Lebanese Journos on Chopping Block

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.04.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The ax is falling hard, and fast, on Lebanese journalists as media cut budgets, hire younger staffers, increase their online presence, seek cheap solu...

"Al Arabiya" Chops Beirut Bureau

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 04.01.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

It wasn't an April Fools' joke. The ax fell hard today on the Beirut bureau of Saudi-owned Al Arabiya and Al Hadath satellite news channels: total clo...

Will Lebanese Papers Become Extinct?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 03.18.2017 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The ax is falling fast on Lebanese journalists as word of newspapers going fully online or facing shutdown spread this week amid a sea of political, f...

What Do Lebanese Information/Media Ministers Do?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 03.04.2017 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's an intriguing question that continues to baffle those whose countries don't have ministries controlling how information and media work, and a fair number of Lebanese who find such institutions and their heads relics from a bygone age.

Lebanon: Media Put Humanity in the Picture as Refugee Crisis Takes Hold

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 12.16.2016 | Home
Magda Abu-Fadil

If there is one country where migration is a meaningful crisis story it is Lebanon, which, according to Forbes-Statista/UNHCR, has the most refugees per 1,000 inhabitants -- 257 in mid-2014.

Media Ethics in Lebanon Lack Proper Implementation

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.25.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

There's no shortage of workshops on media ethics and concomitant codes of conduct in Lebanon, but how are those guidelines being implemented?

#SandstormLebanon: Gritty Social Media Sarcasm

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.09.2016 | 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.

Lebanese Caricaturists Feel With Charlie Hebdo, Fear Retribution

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 03.11.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Lebanese caricaturists felt solidarity with French colleagues targeted in a terrorist attack on the satirical publication Charlie Hebdo this week, but admitted they're hamstrung by threats against them, terrorism, sectarianism, and political instability in their country.

Images and Media Ethics: How Much, How Far?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.03.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

What is it about pictures that prompts journalists, activists, and social media users to take liberties with people's privacy, lives and destinies, and be sloppy in what they publish?

Saraya Abdeen: TV Serial Vexes Egyptians, Historians

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.15.2014 | Entertainment
Magda Abu-Fadil

Barely halfway through its month-long run, the TV serial Saraya Abdeen had already ruffled Egyptian feathers, irked historians, and upset the surviving son of Egypt's ousted King Farouk whose forebears occupied the palace after which the show is named.

An Ethical Question

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.28.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

It doesn't stop. Examples of unethical media behavior abound. Or do they? A brief video clip this week on Lebanon's LBCI TV's and New TV's nightly ne...

Ghassan Tueni: An Irreplaceable Giant With an Indomitable Spirit, R.I.P.

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.12.2012 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Lebanon's cedar tree bent over and wept in front of a copy of the daily Annahar with a cover of Ghassan Tueni's profile and a pen resting across the page to mark the departure of the country's last journalistic giant.

Nayla Tueni Mixes Journalism and Politics in Lebanon's Murky Waters

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.27.2012 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

What does Nayla Tueni want to prove as a politician and how can she reconcile that with her job on the paper founded by her great grandfather? Is there a conflict of interest?