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Moroccan Islamic Broadcasting in Response to Religious Extremism

Joseph Braude | Posted 10.13.2016 | Home
Joseph Braude

On Iraq's Al-'Ahd satellite channel, a Shi'ite cleric demonizes Sunnis, typifying a trans-sectarian trend in extremist broadcasting across the region...

Toward a New International Partnership to Counter Hate Speech

Joseph Braude | Posted 09.11.2016 | HuffPost Home
Joseph Braude

Earlier this year at a conference of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Saudi King Salman bin Abdel Aziz made a series of noteworthy remarks abo...

Yemen & Image Politics: Weapon, Qat & Misogyny

Afrah Nasser | Posted 07.26.2016 | Home
Afrah Nasser

It is difficult to tell when exactly the relationship between the western media and the Old Sana'a's beautiful architecture began. That relationship was contagious that it was duplicated in the Arab media.

Arab Media: Fall in Line or Switch off!

Rana Sabbagh | Posted 12.02.2016 | Media
Rana Sabbagh

Most top Arab journalists and TV personalities are remarkably candid these days about their survival kit: hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil. After a brief lull, brought about by the Arab Spring, they have decided to support their governments and rulers and serve as their mouthpiece.

A New Anthology of Baghdadi Poetry for Western Readers

Joseph Braude | Posted 09.13.2016 | Home
Joseph Braude

Baghdad's ethnic, religious, and historical complexities make it difficult to translate the city's poems without providing layers of context. Thus the choice of material to translate can raise political and even moral questions.

The Policeman and the Journalist: A Mid-East Policy Dilemma

Joseph Braude | Posted 04.24.2014 | Media
Joseph Braude

The January 2010 assassination in Dubai of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, a cofounder of the military wing of Hamas, briefly drew international attention to the man who went on to investigate it: Lt. Gen. Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Dubai's long-serving chief of police.

Media Education and the Arab Identity

Philip Seib | Posted 04.23.2014 | Media
Philip Seib

Development of Arab media education has been slowed by ill-conceived efforts to mirror Western -- especially American -- curricula. This problem is rooted in a failure to recognize that the heart of a media curriculum is not technique but culture.

Why Al Jazeera America?

Courtney C. Radsch | Posted 03.09.2013 | Media
Courtney C. Radsch

Most of America, however, sympathizes with Israel and supported the Iraq war. So what is the station's plan for the U.S. market?

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.

Joshua Hersh

Wadah Khanfar, Ex-Al Jazeera Boss, Dismisses Rumors About His Resignation | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.28.2011 | Home

When Wadah Khanfar, the director general of the Al Jazeera network, stepped down from his job last week, rumors flew: he'd been forced out, he'd been ...

At the Arab Media Forum, Another Revolution Took Place

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 07.25.2011 | Media
Faisal J. Abbas

As the curtains came down marking the conclusion of the 10th annual Arab Media Forum (AMF) last week, it was quite evident that a new era has arrived and the AMF is embracing it with arms wide-open.

When News Misinforms

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.28.2011 | Home
Jamal Dajani

The events in Tunisia and Egypt present an opportunity to address some of the systemic issues around access to information across the region.

Is Al Jazeera Fueling "Tunisteria"?

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Let's hope that Al Jazeera's penchant for regional anarchy is tempered by cooler heads within Arab democratic dissident ranks who have far more to lose than audience share if they prematurely swallow Al Jazeera's bait.

Media Muzzled for Egyptian Elections, but Blogosphere Thrives

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Magda Abu-Fadil

The government may have shut down religious channels, limited live political broadcasts and used licensing requirements to silence texting services, but this hasn't halted the political discourse.

Brotherhood slogan under fire as Egypt takes to the polls

Meedan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

As Egyptians head to the ballot boxes today to vote in parliamentary elections, and amid reports of a crackdown against leading opposition group the M...

Arab press lambasts "Decision Points"

Meedan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Former US president George Bush's recently published memoirs have provoked a range of responses in the English-speaking world, from hundreds of fans w...

Arab Media: Tea Party Is Anti-Islam

Meedan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

An Arab narrative: The Tea Party is racist, extremist and anti-Islam, but part of a wider conservative resurgence in US politics

Arab Media Debates Israel Jewish State Loyalty Oath

Meedan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Arab commentators respond to the latest controversy in Israel, a proposed "loyalty oath," which would require non-Jewish citizenship applicants to declare loyalty to Israel "as a Jewish and democratic state."

Arab media reflects on 9/11 anniversary: US is at a crossroads

Meedan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

As a Florida pastor backed down on his plans to burn the Koran on the ninth anniversary of 9/11, Kate Goodin looks to the Middle East to find out how ...

If Only Journalism Could Be Franchised

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Faisal J. Abbas

Given recent events in the Arab World, I seriously doubt we will be seeing a Washington Post style "Top Secret Middle East" project coming out any time soon.

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.

Haiti: A View from the Middle East

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jamal Dajani

Oil-rich Arab nations have been criticized in Western media for not doing enough to help the victims of the earthquake, but many have already pledged or sent their support to the devastated nation.

Media Literacy 101: Losing Our Ability to Listen to the World (in English)

Susan Moeller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Susan Moeller

The decision to allow Web addresses to be written completely in non-Latin alphabets isn't just a huge deal for most of Asia, the Middle East and wide swaths of the rest of the world. It's a huge deal for Americans.

Robert Ménard Slams Door, or Booted Out, of Doha Center for Media Freedom?

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

Depending on whose version one believes, Robert Ménard, ex-director of the Doha Center for Media Freedom, pushed the press freedom envelope a bit too far, until he was shoved out the door.

It Ain't Over till the Ayatollah Says So

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jamal Dajani

Some say tomorrow will bring another dawn and, the opposition will be back on the streets, but will they really show up? The Ayatollah may have put the nail in the coffin.