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From Lyrical Babe to Lyrical Terrorist
Posted on 12/06/2007 - 18:22
A British-born Muslim was given a nine-months suspended jail sentence today for "possession of material likely to be useful to a person preparing to commit an act of terrorism." Samina Malik, dubbed the Lyrical Terrorist, had fantasized about dying a martyr's death in her poetry. Samina Malik 
Menassat.com banned in Syria
Posted on 12/04/2007 - 18:27
Officially, Menassat.com is only a month old, and already we seem to have offended the Syrian government. The reason (we assume): publishing an article regarding Syria’s banning of the social networking site Facebook. Syria, Damascus, public telecom cabin. ©S.M / arabimages.com
Is YouTube feeding the regional crackdown on cyber-activists?
Posted on 12/03/2007 - 19:18
Esra'a Al Shafei, director of MideastYouth.com, looks at YouTube's suspension of Egyptian blogger Wael Abbas' account, and wonders why the tech giant is choosing the side of the oppressors of free speech. TotureEgypt.jpg
Iraqi fixers take the flack for U.S. media
Posted on 12/03/2007 - 18:22
A new report by the Project for Excellence in Journalism, and a panel discussion in New York City, demonstrate just how much the U.S. media have come to rely on Iraqi fixers to bring the news home. iraq-shelby-monroe.jpg
Dhia Al-Kawwaz: 'I will expose the truth'
Posted on 11/30/2007 - 18:51
Iraqi journalist Dhia Al-Kawwaz shocked the world this week by allegedly fabricating the killing of his family by a government he despises. Menassat.com contacted him in Amman. Al-Kawwaz Interview
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