Newsletter 30


كيف تدرس "الصحافة" في غزة؟
Journalism 101 at the Islamic University of Gaza
Posted on 06/26/2008 - 19:18
The Islamic University of Gaza offers a degree in journalism. But given its religious underpinnings, how are Palestinians really instructed in a field that is fiercely secular? MENASSAT’s Gaza correspondent, herself a graduate of the Islamic University of Gaza, explores the challenges faced by students studying journalism there. islamic university in Gaza 
موريتانيا : لا صوت "للمواطنة" بعد اليوم
Mauritania authorities silence voice of the people
Posted on 06/25/2008 - 19:40
Mauritanian authorities silenced radio Sawt al-Mouwatana (voice of the people) this month after only 19 months on the air. Its closure may mean the end of impartial reporting on Mauritania’s radio airwaves. Radio Mauritania 
المغرب: قناة الجزيرة امام المحاكم
Al Jazeera chief in Morocco faces jail time
Posted on 06/24/2008 - 20:33
The bureau chief of Al Jazeera in Morocco, Hassan al-Rachidi, will stand trial on July 1 for "broadcasting false information" for claiming demonstrators had died during protests in June. If convicted Rachidi faces possible jail time for simply transmitting the news. morocco al jazeera 
الموت الإسرائيلي: لا فرق بين مطلقي الصواريخ وحاملي الكاميرة
Cameras and Rockets: equally dangerous weapons in Gaza
Posted on 06/23/2008 - 20:28
It has been more than 2-months since an Israeli tank shell killed Reuters’ Gaza cameraman, Fadel Shana’a. Despite strong international condemnation an Israeli investigation has yet to release its findings. MENASSAT’s correspondent in Gaza, Ola al-Madhoun has this update. fadel investigation 
اللاجئون العراقيون أو الجيل الضائع
A lost generation: Iraqi refugee children in Lebanon
Posted on 06/20/2008 - 20:49
Denied basic human rights, refugee children are growing up in an environment of injustice, poverty, lack of education and carrying great psychological burdens. On World Refugee Day 2008, MENASSAT's Simba Russeau takes a look at the children of Iraqi refugees in Lebanon. iraqi children 
على الصحف ان تقدّر عملنا
'Newspapers Should Value Our Work'
Posted on 06/20/2008 - 18:57
Algerian photojournalist Louiza Ammi has traveled the world through the pages of the prestigious magazines she regularly collaborates with. APN spoke with Ammi and with 25-year old Fadéla Ouamrane, who is part of Algeria's next generation of photographers. ammi.jpg 
بنت المخيم وجائزة سمير قصير
Carrying on the legacy: Palestinian journalist Naela Khalil wins Samir Kassir press freedom award
Posted on 06/19/2008 - 18:44
The European Commission awarded this year’s Samir Kassir Award for Press Freedom to Naela Khalil, a 31-yeard old Palestinian journalist from the West Bank. MENASSAT’s Fadi Abu Saada caught up with her in Ramallah for an exclusive interview. samir Kassir award 
مصر: ثلاث محاكمات في يوم واحد
Egypt’s courts inundated with media trials this week
Posted on 06/18/2008 - 17:09
The Egyptian legal system is saturated with trials dealing with the media and issues of freedom of expression. MENASSAT’s Amira Al-Tahhawi gives a blow-by-blow of the three biggest media trials that occurred in Egypt this week. egypt trials 
سرايا القدس ووحدة الحرب الالكترونية
Islamic Jihad’s cyber-war brigades
Posted on 06/17/2008 - 16:28
The Palestinian Islamist movement, Islamic Jihad, says it has a new division of its armed Al-Quds Brigades - a cyberwar unit that claims it has hacked into the websites of several Israeli media outlets. Hassan Shakoura, former head of the Al-Quds Brigades' cyberwar unit before his death in March 2007. © Ola Al-Madhoun 
ما قاله الشارع العربي عن الديمقراطية
Is this Democracy? Commentary from the Arab world
Posted on 06/16/2008 - 19:32
A cartoon published in Al-Quds Al-Arabi by Palestinian cartoonist Imam Hajja is the subject of an informal poll conducted by MENASSAT to gauge the mood on the streets about the cartoon’s depiction of democracy in the Arab world. cartoon democracy 
سوريا: مقاهي الانترنت او الرقابة الحديدية
Opening up an Internet café in Syria? Good luck
Posted on 06/13/2008 - 14:33
Internet cafés in Syria have become targets in the government's policy of repression. MENASSAT takes a look at the difficulties of setting up these businesses that are on the front lines of the battle for free speech. syria internet café 
محمد عمر، صوت الذين لا صوت لهم في غزة 
Giving voice to the voiceless in Gaza
Posted on 06/12/2008 - 16:06
24-year old Mohammed Omer from Rafah is the youngest recipient ever of the prestigious Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism. MENASSAT caught up with the young journalist and blogger during a trip to Sweden. Mohammen by Lattuf