Newsletter 02




 

 

U.S. to bring charges against Bilal Hussein
Posted on 11/21/2007 - 19:12
After more than 19 months detention, the U.S. authorities have said they will finally bring charges against Iraqi AP photographer Bilal Hussein. But they are still not saying what evidence they have against him.
Free Bilal
Future News: News channel or new oracle?
Posted on 11/20/2007 - 18:14
Future TV, the media empire belonging to the Al-Hariri family, is about to launch a brand-new 24-hours news channel. The timing couldn't be better: with a bit of luck, Future News can be the first to announce the name of the new Lebanese president.
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Facebook banned in Syria
Posted on 11/20/2007 - 16:55
'Facebook is a social utility that connects you with the people around you. Everyone can use Facebook.' Well, except if you live in Syria that is.
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Who will save Lebanese media from the politicians (and from themselves)?
Posted on 11/19/2007 - 17:22
The media in Lebanon are in danger of loosing their identity to political propaganda. Calls to the rescue are multiplying. But how can this be achieved? Through a media honor pact, some say, and an independent council to monitor it.
Lebanon, Beirut, live TV show. ©S.M / arabimages.com
Sahar Al-Haideri, 1962-2007
Posted on 11/16/2007 - 23:12
The winner of the 2007 Kurt Schork Award in International Journalism was not present during the ceremony at London's Frontline club, earlier this week. Sahar Al-Haideri, a 44-year old Iraqi reporter and a mother of three, was gunned down in Mosul in June 2007.
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