Newsletter 15



 
When hate speech sells newspapers
Posted on 02/21/2008 - 16:26
In Morocco, the battle between liberal and traditional values is being fought by proxy of the media. Said Essoulami, director of the Center for Media Freedom, discusses the Ksar el Kebir affair, in which the daily newspaper Al Massae stands accused of inciting mob violence over an alleged gay marriage ceremony. morocco.jpg 
Just another day in Cairo
Posted on 02/20/2008 - 17:05
In this first person narrative, MENASSAT's Cairo correspondent tells an ordinary story of being a journalist – or maybe just an Egyptian – in Egypt. You never know where you'll end up but prison is always a safe bet. Egypt police brutality. R.R.
Standing up to radical Islam
Posted on 02/19/2008 - 17:36
Algerian publicist Mohamed Sifaoui is considered an expert in radical Islamist networks and ideologies. His television documentary, 'Undercover in al-Qaida,' turned him into a target for fundamentalists, forcing him to go into hiding for a while. QANTARA.DE's Margit Hillmann met the journalist in Paris. sifaoui.jpg
Gay or lesbian, and Muslims too
Posted on 02/18/2008 - 17:32
Parvez Sharma spent six years traveling throughout the Muslim world, Europe and North America documenting the lives of gay and lesbian Muslims – many of them devout – who struggle to reconcile their faith with their sexuality. Marianna Evenstein caught up with the Indian filmmaker. a jihad for love
Arab Ministers finally agree - on limiting press freedom
Posted on 02/15/2008 - 18:40
Slowly, the word is getting out. In Cairo, last week, Arab ministers have finally agreed on something. It seems there is way too much freedom in the Arab world, and the Arab League is going to do something about it – starting with pan-Arabic satellite TV, which has eluded state censorship for too long. Arab media
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