Newsletter 27

نوع ما من السلام 4   
Peace of a kind (4)
Posted on 05/22/2008 - 17:26
PART 4 of MENASSAT's news blog about the crisis in Lebanon.
ماذا بعد الدوحة؟   
After Doha, what's next?
Posted on 05/22/2008 - 17:15
The past 24 hours have brought about some drastic developments both on the national and regional level. MENASSAT spoke to a few Lebanon-based journalists and experts to get their views and thoughts on the Doha agreement and the announcement of indirect Israeli-Syrian peace talks.
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مخيم المعارضة استؤصل من قلب بيروت
'The camp has served its purpose'
Posted on 05/22/2008 - 10:54
MENASSAT's Layal Abu Rahhal walked among the opposition demonstrators while they were breaking up their protest camp in downtown Beirut. Beirut end of the sitting May 21 2008. © George Eid / 
وسط البلد...ورجال التنظيفات
Cleaning up after Hezbollah
Posted on 05/21/2008 - 18:09
A new and powerful force invaded downtown Beirut yesterday – they were the ubiquitous green men of Sukleen, Lebanon's cleaning and waste management company. SRusseau_sukleen.jpg 
صحافة المواطن ام صوت العصابات؟
Camera phone footage a new factor in Lebanon fighting
Posted on 05/19/2008 - 18:24
Footage from camera phones is playing an increasingly important role in reporting events in Lebanon. But if some of the footage qualifies as citizen journalism, other videos merely help to exacerbate sectarian strife.
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هل قال أحدكم حلاً؟
Media dialogue goes way of Doha
Posted on 05/19/2008 - 16:14
Some of Lebanon's media players gathered in Beirut on Saturday to discuss media responsibility for the violence which has consumed Lebanon over the last two weeks. But two of the main TV networks, Future and LBC, were conspicuously absent.
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يكرّم في السجن
Al-Bunni family presented with Irish human rights award
Posted on 05/23/2008 - 16:35
Praising his "extraordinary sacrifices," Irish President Mary McAleese on Thursday presented the annual Front Line award to the wife of jailed Syrian lawyer Anwar al-Bunni. Al-Bunni is part of a remarkable family of human rights activists who together have spent more than 60 years in prison. al-bunni.jpg
A small insurrection in Egypt
Posted on 05/22/2008 - 12:52
Finding that the Egyptian press seldom provided independent sources of information or reported issues of interest to young people, a group of young journalists in Cairo decided to start their own radio station. Qantara's Sarah Mersch reports from Egypt.
Blogging for change in Saudi Arabia
Posted on 05/22/2008 - 12:35
Saudi Jeans is one of the most influential blogs in the Gulf region. It is run by pharmacy student Ahmad Al Omran, who through his blog hopes to "be a part of the change that is taking place in Saudi Arabia."
ست كلمات وثلاث سنوات سجن/
Three years for six words
Posted on 05/16/2008 - 16:25
Syrian blogger Tariq Baissi will spend the next three years behind bars for posting a six words comment criticizing the Syrian security services on an online forum. tariq 3.jpg