Newsletter 13



  Menassat Newsletter 13


Hamas TV continues prime time massacre
Posted on 02/07/2008 - 13:18
Last summer, Hamas' TV station brilliantly countered criticism of its children's show, Tomorrow's Pioneers, by having the Israelis kill off its main character, Farfour. Last week, Farfour's replacement, Nahool the bumblebee, also died a martyr's death - in a Gaza hospital bed, after Israel refused to allow it to travel outside for medical treatment. But the children needn't worry; a replacement is already waiting in the wings. farfour the girl nahoul.jpg 
A happy family no more
Posted on 02/06/2008 - 17:38
In the first article from MENASSAT's new partner, Radio Netherlands Worldwide, Nicolien Den Boer talks to the three remaining members of the Happy Family Group, a collective of Iraqi clowns. They fled to Damascus after two group members were assassinated in Baghdad. iraqi clowns.jpg
Télé Liban: How to kill a TV station
Posted on 02/05/2008 - 17:46
Following the publication of the book, 'Télé Liban, a Journey to Hell,' by Jean-Claude Boulos, about the chronic problems of the channel, Ibrahim Hachem describes how Lebanese politics killed off Lebanon's once-beloved TV station, the oldest in the Middle East. Tele Liban.jpg
'Until they're sick of it'
Posted on 02/04/2008 - 19:17
The blocking of YemenPortal and other websites has led Yemen's Internet news community to come up with an innovative system to circumvent state censorship, explains Walid Al-Saqaf. yemen internet
[ Saalouk #3: Mazen Darwish ] 'All I want is to publish it'
Posted on 02/01/2008 - 16:28
When confronted with the choice to lie - and be rewarded -, or to tell the truth - and go to jail -, Syrian journalist Mazen Darwish chose the latter. For this, MENASSAT decided to make him our 'Saalouk #3.' Mazen Darwish
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