Newsletter 17



 
Vanity Fair's 'Gaza bombshell'
Posted on 03/05/2008 - 19:09
An article in the April edition of Vanity Fair, "The Gaza Bombshell," details a covert plan by the White House to overthrow the Hamas government shortly after it was elected in the summer of 2006. "Baseless and unfounded," says Fatah; "A scandal for Bush, Fatah and Abbas," says Hamas. VF's Gaza bombshell 
Press freedom situation in Somalia 'worst since 1991,' says AI
Posted on 03/05/2008 - 18:45
Somali journalists are subject to severe repression in their efforts to report on the continuous bloody conflicts in their country, facing constant death threats, harassment, arrests, and even killings in a highly restricted media environment, Amnesty International said this week. Somalia. © Mohamed Sheikh Nor / AP Photo 
Ban it and they will come
Posted on 03/05/2008 - 15:08
Sometimes, in Syria, the best thing that can happen to an article is to be banned by the authorities. Addabour
Gaza: Reporting a never-ending story
Posted on 03/04/2008 - 16:32
MENASSAT's Gaza correspondent writes about the difficulty of reporting a seemingly never-ending story of death and destruction, especially when the journalist herself is just another character in the story. Gaza bloodbath 2008. © AIC photo archive
BBC Arabic TV to launch next week
Posted on 03/03/2008 - 17:27
Arabic news networks are soon to receive a high-level new rival in the game. On Monday, BBC Arabic TV announced it will begin its broadcasting service early next week BBC Arabic TV. R.R.
Egypt steps up Muslim Brotherhood arrests
Posted on 02/29/2008 - 18:39
Egyptian authorities have been stepping up arrests of Muslim Brotherhood members, including some journalists. Many observers say the regime wants to keep the Brothers from running in the April 8 municipal elections. egypt muslim brotherhood
Crazy in Gaza
Posted on 02/29/2008 - 15:15
Not many people in Gaza would think openly declaring one's love for Israel is a very good idea. But Khalil Mohammad Shaath has been shouting it through a megaphone and writing it on the walls for more than a decade. MENASSAT met with the "crazy man of Gaza." khalil fou de Gaza.jpg 
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