journalism

Israel’s Administrative Detention

Palestinian journalist Mohammad Al Qeeq ended what has widely been reported as one of the longest hunger strikes on record. 44 Read more on the issue in this piece by Ben White http://newsweekme.com/palestine-hungr… SHOW MORE Social Streams

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When Did Journalism Become So Humiliating?

All stunts and no brains! BY Zach Schonfeld On June 15, 2015, Brendan Klinkenberg ate a burrito. It was a breakfast burrito packed with eggs, bacon, avocado, beans and cheese. Several hours later, he ate a burrito for lunch. For dinner, a carnitas burrito. Klinkenberg repeated the diet—skipping breakfast—the following day. And the next day, and

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American Journalist, Translator Killed in Afghanistan

By Zainullah Stanekzai and Josh Smith LASHKAR GAH/KABUL, Afghanistan, June 6 – A veteran American photojournalist and a translator working for NPR were killed while accompanying Afghan troops in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, NPR and military officials said. NPR’s David Gilkey and Afghan translator Zabihullah Tamanna were in an Afghan army Humvee traveling between the

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Kuwait: Electronic Frontiers

Kuwait’s new electronic media law has draconian elements aimed at curbing freedom of speech, say online journalists BY Abdullah Al Elyan Online media outlets in Kuwait, especially news organizations, eagerly await details of the country’s recently passed Electronic Media Law (EML), which they plan to contest before the Supreme Constitutional Court. They believe the law,

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Qatar’s Al Jazeera Network Laying off 500 Employees

DOHA, March 27 – Qatar’s Al Jazeera broadcasting network is laying off about 500 employees or more than 10 percent of its staff, it announced on Sunday reflecting financial pressures on the tiny Gulf state due to low global prices for oil and natural gas. Most of those affected are based at its Doha headquarters,

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Turkey: Gagged

Turkey has taken aim at its own press. But they are not taking it lying down By Aysegul Sert Right now Turkey’s global importance as a democratic power is on shaky ground. Any media that are deemed critical of the government are censored. Journalists who object the escalating erosion of civil and human rights and

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Turkey’s Erdogan Says Does Not Respect Court Ruling on Journalists

ISTANBUL, Feb 28  – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday he did not respect or accept a constitutional court ruling that the detention of two journalists from a leading opposition newspaper had violated their rights. Can Dundar, editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet, and Ankara bureau chief Erdem Gul were released pending trial on Friday after the

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In The Eye Of The Storm

BY Safa Joudeh Over the past month, two separate attacks on on scores of tourists have taken place on Egyptian soil. The tragedies should have kicked off some serious soul-searching, and counter-terrorism tactics ought to have come under scrutiny. But the unexpected has happened. An accidental military airstrike on a convoy of Mexican tourists, and

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Pressing Matters: Media Coverage and the Arab Gulf States

Is the Western media biased in its reporting of Gulf affairs? By Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi   Over the past few years Western media’s negative coverage of the Arab Gulf states has increased so much that it is starting to look more like a rite of passage for some journalists and news organisations. Meanwhile, what’s notable

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