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Images and Media Ethics: How Much, How Far?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 11.03.2014 | 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?

Lebanese Journalists Trained to Cover/Uncover Corruption

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.21.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's a very ambitious plan that will require a gargantuan effort on journalists' part given the stakes involved, as members of parliament and ministers are not obliged to divest themselves of business interests.

Lebanese Media Far From Being Accountable

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 04.06.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The year 2012 stirred up the journalists' syndicate world that had been dormant for several years. It saw the birth (and eclipse) of the audio-visual workers' union and the expanded membership of the Journalists Union that had been an exclusive club for decades.

Sexual Harassment Charges, Other Missteps Plague Egyptian Info Minister

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.05.2012 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

It hasn't been a good past month for Egyptian Information Minister Salah Abdel Maqsoud who's still being ridiculed for what Arab TV viewers consider an on-the-air pass at an attractive but serious talk show host.

Lebanon's Jews: Loyalty to Whom? BBC Documentary Tracks Vanished Community

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

First came the book, then the documentary, on Lebanon's Jews who pine for their birthplace, singers Fairouz, Sabah and Wadih El Safi, and recall their...

Pan-Arab TV: Big on Audience, Lop-Sided on Advertising

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

Arab TV viewers enjoy more free satellite channels than their counterparts in developed countries. Still, FTA channels suffer from low advertising revenues.

Fifth Estate, Censorship Battles at Dubai's Arab Media Forum

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

In the United Arab Emirates -- of which Dubai is a member -- collaboration between telecoms and new media is flourishing, leading to a creative model emerging from the Middle East region.

Lebanese Press Freedom Takes Hits: IPI Report

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

Press freedom is suffering in Lebanon, despite a modicum of maneuverability allowed by the law and the government's non-interference with journalists,...

Web TV To 3D Sets: Technologies Changing Television

Telegraph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

We present the technologies that are changing the face of TV as we know it. ...

Rima Maktabi: Al Arabiya's Stunning, Substantive, War-Tried Anchor

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

Fearless, dedicated, yet emotional about conflicts ripping into her country, Rima Maktabi knows when to suppress tears and get on with her job as a professional journalist.