Newsletter 34

ربما لن يٌصَوّر مجددا
'My detention has left a bitter taste in my mouth'
Posted on 04/08/2008 - 15:06
MENASSAT spoke exclusively with Palestinian ARD cameraman Sawah Abu Seif, one day after he was released by Hamas forces in Gaza. abu seif 
الأخبار بحلة جديدة
'A new way of doing journalism'
Posted on 04/08/2008 - 12:17
A young newspaper in Lebanon is trying to tap into an unserved audience by challenging the traditions of Arab journalism in style, form and content. Walid El Houri reviews the new look of Al-Akhbar, where life is about more than politics. al-akhbar.jpg 
ألو...ألو...اعطيني فلسطين وعجّل بالخط شويي
'Operator? Please dear, get me Palestine, and hurry up please!'
Posted on 31/07/2008 - 17:42
Many Palestinian refugees in Lebanon were putting new words to a famous old song this week after the Lebanese government lifted a decades-old ban on all calls to Occupied Palestine. The move also made it possible for MENASSAT to call its correspondents in Gaza and the West Bank for the first time ever. 970 
التنازع على الإعلام
Fatah-Hamas media war is back on
Posted on 31/07/2008 - 16:17
The July 26 beach bombing in Gaza City has effectively ended a fragile media pact between Fatah and Hamas. MENASSAT looks at this week's crackdown by Hamas on Palestinian journalists affiliated with West Bank media. media war palestine 
٣ دقائق من اجل الحرية
From Yemen to YouTube
Posted on 30/07/2008 - 20:21
WITNESS, a U.S.-based organization, has teamed up with a Yemeni rights group to produce a series of videos highlighting human rights abuses in Yemen. The first stars 7-year-old Eeba, daughter of jailed Yemeni journalist Abdulkarim al-Khiwani, who discusses the night her father was beaten in front of her. hub khiwany 
ثورة بولفار الموسيقيين الشباب في الدار البيضاء
'Hashish smokers, lesbians, and young people who behave like animals'
Posted on 30/07/2008 - 12:02
The "Boulevard des jeunes musiciens" in Casablanca celebrated its tenth anniversary at the end of June. The alternative music festival excites young people but it annoys the government and has drawn the ire of the Islamist and populist press. Qantara's David Siebert reports. Maroc festival1.jpg 
هكذا تتجاهل الصحف اللبنانيّة الحدث الشمالي
All quiet on the Northern front
Posted on 29/07/2008 - 18:23
Nothing is allowed to interfere with Lebanon's summer of peace and increased tourism revenue – especially not the deadly fighting in Tripoli, which has gone all but unreported in the Lebanese media. tripoli gabal ali