Newsletter 23

Menassat Newsletter 23
MC's not AK's
Posted on 04/18/2008 - 17:04
MENASSAT and Arab Images Foundation invite you for a historic night of "Reconciliation hip-hop" featuring Palestinian and Lebanese rappers. Monday night's free concert in Beirut is part of Nada Sehnaoui's eye-opening installation, "Haven't 15 years of hiding in the toilets been enough?" concert.jpg 
'A journalist and a soldier'
Posted on 04/18/2008 - 12:12
23-year old Fadel Shana had made a big impact on the Gaza media scene despite his young age. His friends and colleagues remember him as someone utterly committed to his job as a cameraman for Reuters but who also saw himself as a soldier for the Palestinian cause. shana funeral.jpg
Journalists testify about events in Mahalla
Posted on 04/17/2008 - 17:35
Journalists, bloggers and activists came together in Cairo on Wednesday to testify about the events in Mahalla where an anti-government strike was suppressed and altogether ignored by the official media. mahalla.jpg 
AP photographer Bilal Hussein freed
Posted on 04/16/2008 - 17:10
The U.S. military has released Associated Press photographer Bilal Hussein after holding him for more than two years. Hussein was handed over to AP colleagues on Wednesday in Baghdad. Bilal tribute
'I am a journalist'
Posted on 04/16/2008 - 14:19
A young journalism student from California, James Karl Buck, got caught up in the rioting in Mahalla last week and was detained by Egypt's security forces. Back in the U.S., Buck is continuing to lobby for the release of his friend Mohammed Maree and hundreds of others who were arrested. This is his statement. jamesbuck.jpg
Syrian PM lashes out against electronic media
Posted on 04/15/2008 - 18:04
It is not the first time that the Internet has come under attack in Syria. But it is the first time that Prime Minister Mohammad Naji al-Otari has lashed out against websites publicly and in the presence of the who's who of Syrian journalism. syrian escape
In Palestine, another call for a 'media truce'
Posted on 04/14/2008 - 18:25
A group of Palestinian journalists made good use of the Damascus summit by approaching Hamas with a proposal for a "media truce." The initiative aims to remove media and travel bans between Gaza and the West Bank, and to put a stop to the hate speech aimed at the other party. gaza: fatah/hamas 
Who needs an Information Minister anyway?
Posted on 04/11/2008 - 15:16
When Yemen's Information Minister revoked the license of the weekly newspaper al-Awsat, he sparked such indignation among the country's journalists that some are demanding that the Information Ministry be canceled altogether. Yemen, Sana'a.  'Black list' of press freedom violators. © AFP