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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.

The Multimedia Make (Some) Middle East Inroads

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

A report by the Dubai Press Club says that social media has taken off at an incredible speed in the Arab region, and that local Arabic sites are becoming competitive with traditionally dominant sites like Google.