Newsletter 11



 
 
Palestine's pax media
Posted on 01/24/2008 - 16:31
The death of the son of Hamas leader Mahmoud Zahhar in an Israeli raid has led to a surprising rapprochement between Fateh and Hamas – and it was all thanks to a small, privately owned radio station in Gaza. Al-Zahar funerals Gaza(2).jpg
Escape from Gaza
Posted on 01/23/2008 - 18:09
Gazans once more managed to attract the world's media attention today with a spectacular breakout followed by a collective shopping spree in Egypt. JER175-104106-pim.jpg 
Syrians are shacking up, say official media
Posted on 01/22/2008 - 16:43
More and more Syrians are choosing to live together without being married. It is not so much the phenomenon that is surprising as the fact that the official Syrian media are openly discussing it. syria concubinage 
In Lebanon, Facebook can land you in jail
Posted on 01/21/2008 - 20:01
Facebook is making headlines again – this time in Lebanon, where four male college students were arrested, and spent a week in jail, for defaming a female student. facebook zahleh 
Yamli, Writing Arabic for Dummies
Posted on 01/21/2008 - 12:33
Anyone who has tried to use an Arabic keyboard is familiar with the headaches it can bring – whether you are fluent in written Arabic or not. Because necessity is the mother of invention, Lebanese-American Habib Haddad came up with Yamli, a program that automatically transcribes an Arabic word written out in Roman characters into proper Arabic. yamli.jpg 
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