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Whenever Anthony Shadid (1968-2012) came close to death, he would get angrier. When he was hit by an Israeli sniper’s bullet in Ramallah in 2002, he...
Friday, February 17, 2012
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On the first anniversary of the Egyptian revolution, bloggers who played a key role in sparking the uprising argue that their mission is far from...
Thursday, January 26, 2012
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The year that saw the end of silence saw a rise in taboos. Regardless of what may lie next, the media landscape in the Arab world has definitely...
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
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After a war of control with Lebanese Forces head Samir Geagea, the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation (LBC) Chairman and CEO Pierre Daher may have...
Sunday, January 8, 2012
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Members of the Lebanese parliamentary panel assigned to draft a law protecting women from domestic violence are on the verge of removing crucial...
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
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A new Beirut-based channel promising to champion democracy and social justice has close ties and is possibly funded by Iraqi politician Ahmed Chalabi...
Saturday, November 19, 2011
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Recommendations by Lebanon’s media council to register websites has raised concerns of mounting censorship less than two months after measures to...
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
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The resignation of Al Jazeera’s head Waddah Khanfar coincided with WikiLeaks-based reports of his currying editorial favor with Washington. But...
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
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