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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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Muslim, Man Up?

We’re undergoing a crisis of Muslim masculinity. Looking away won’t help By Asma T. Uddin The image of the Muslim man in the popular imagination: conflicted, beset with issues as to his identity, unsure of his place in the world. Muslim masculinity is in a state of crisis. Honor killings. Political violence. Extremism. Domestic abuse.

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Fashion Forward Dubai

A new contender in the ring By Arfa Shahid  Dubai is aspiring to fashion heights. But the occidental gaze of the fashion world has oft-viewed the emirate as a tasteless, money-driven, brand-conscious city, lacking in its street-style. Now, some are beginning to question that. Can Dubai lay claim to its own independent fashion sense –

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Arab Youth, Arab Fathers: H.E. Sheikh Nahyan on Parenting

An Arab father imparts his thoughts BY H.E. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al-Nahyan IN ALL CULTURES, fathers are important figures. In our region especially, children are expected to listen to their wisdom so that they may be guided toward more fulfilling lives. These days, I suspect that many a father in our region is uncertain about

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Palestine: A Third Intifada?

Jerusalem on the brink By Ben White It was just after midday on Oct. 5, 13-year-old Abd Al-Rahman Shadi Obeidallah was standing with friends in Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem. Young Palestinians had been throwing stones at the Israeli occupation forces stationed nearby when, without warning, a soldier fired two live bullets. Abd Al-Rahman was

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“This region is not on my agenda. It is my agenda.”

“It is a common mistake among some Arab leaders to listen to their own voice.” By: Mohammad Salman Iqbal/Leila Hatoum IN 2004, one man stood firm in urging Arab leaders to introduce reforms within their states. Memorably, he advised them to “change or you will be changed eventually.” Six years later, a wave of national uprisings

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