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Damned Media

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.06.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

You're damned if you do, and damned if you don't in Egypt. The BBC's Jeremy Bowen was hit in the head and leg by birdshot while covering a demonstrat...

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...

Roula Ayoubi R.I.P., A Valiant Lebanese Journalist

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.10.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

I met her once, but I already knew her. Roula Ayoubi was that distinctive voice I heard countless times on the BBC's Arabic Service newscasts reporti...

Bassem Youssef's Punchlines Wound Egypt's Rulers

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.02.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

One can't keep track of multiple events on the dizzying Egyptian media landscape. But Bassem Youssef and his run-ins with authorities over charges o...

The Dark Side of the Free Syrian Army

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.02.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

The U.S. government's recent embrace of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) has come at a critical time in the Syrian conflict. Momentum now seems to have shif...

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.

Libyan Media March to Beat of a Different Drummer

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

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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.

Has Al Jazeera Lost Its Magic Touch?

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

Why are so many people mad at Al Jazeera www.aljazeera.net and is it still a leading Arab satellite channel? Why have so many anchors and corresponde...

Critics Skewer Arab Regimes for Stifling Press Freedom

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

The dust had barely settled following harsh criticism of his government, when Moroccan journalist Taoufik Bouachrine was slapped with a real estate and sales fraud charge and sentenced to six months in prison.

Egyptian Divorcées, Girls Only, Burst Onto Web Radio Scene

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Motalakat is an online radio station launched by Mahasen Saber, a thirty-something Egyptian divorcée and mother for other Egyptian women.