What is the Proper "Arab" Way of Talking About Gaza ?

This morning, I read an interesting article by Joy Slim ( جوي سليم ) in Assafir, in which she berates some Arab journalists for their coverage of the conflict in Gaza. Ms. Slim is shocked, shocked! at some of the vocabulary used by those she sarcastically refers to as “Arab” (with quotation marks) journalists. Arabs […]

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News Media Independence

–Nice. Who paid for that?– I just read Now Lebanon’s explanation for why they pulled their recent editorial (and then restored it). For the record, I think their point is fair: If an editorial does not represent the publication’s point of view, the publication has the right not to publish it. That said, once a […]

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Al Mayadeen TV's Incomplete Promise

Ghassan Ben Jeddo’s new TV channel can only be trusted if it’s completely transparent about the source of its funding. “The biggest problem is people’s inability to differentiate between Al Jazeera and the Qatari government. Al Jazeera is totally independent from the government although it is funded by it”. Those were the words of Ghassan […]

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Operation "The Light Side of Hezbollah"

A few days after “paint-balling with Hezbollah”, we get yet another exposé in an english language publication in which the themes of Hezbollah, entertainment and western journalists getting privileged access and bragging about it, are mixed together. “Inside Hezbollah’s Terror Tech Museum”, published today in WIRE, (more colorfully republished in io9) is yet another piece in which the […]

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