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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.