Newsletter 16



 
Don't mention the King (or the Prince)
Posted on 02/28/2008 - 11:56
The unusually harsh treatment of Fouad Mourtada, who was given a three-year prison sentence for creating a spoof Facebook profile of Morocco's Prince Molay Rashid, has many wondering what happened to the promise of turning the page on history.  fouadmourtada.jpg 
 Al-Baraka TV, First victim of the Arab charter?
Posted on 02/27/2008 - 16:01
The closure of the Islamic TV station al-Baraka by the Egyptian authorities is seen as a test-case for the implementation of the controversial Arab charter for satellite TV, MENASSAT reports from Cairo.  SatTVTent.jpg 
 Cartoons against extremism
Posted on 02/26/2008 - 17:14
In his new book, 'Cartoons from a Berber,' Dutch-Moroccan artist Abttoy wields a sharp pen at both Islamic and Dutch extremists. Should we expect a backlash as with the Danish cartoons? No, says Abttoy, "I don't attack Islam, only those who abuse it."  berber2.jpg 
 Powerless in Gaza
Posted on 02/25/2008 - 15:50
As if Gaza didn’t have enough problems, the Israeli government's continuing policy of limiting power to the Strip increasingly affects the ability for journalists to get the story out, our Gaza correspondent reports.  _44015442_pen300.jpg 
 'We need to keep Kareem in our thoughts'
Posted on 02/22/2008 - 18:52
On the first anniversary of his imprisonment, the 'Free Kareem' campaign launched another worldwide campaign today to draw attention to jailed Egyptian blogger Kareem Amer.  Kareem_Amer.jpg 
 [ Saalouka #5: Sihem Bensedrine ] 'Don't believe the pretty postcard image'
Posted on 02/22/2008 - 14:18
Sihem Bensedrine has been harassed, assaulted, imprisoned and called a prostitute by Tunisia's government-run newspapers. Still, she refuses to keep quiet. Earlier this month she was given the 2008 Peace Prize by the Danish Peace Foundation. MENASSAT spoke with Bensedrine about Tunisia's oppressive media environment and her ongoing efforts to change it.  bensedrine2.jpg 
 Gaza artists reflect on 60 years of human rights
Posted on 02/22/2008 - 13:35
Gaza's artists have been given a 40-meter long wall to express their thoughts about the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  gaza wall.jpg
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