Newsletter 31

الاردن: من يلوم الإعلام
The King and the media
Posted on 11/07/2008 - 17:45
The Jordanian media has come under heavy scrutiny by the country's highest authority, King Abdullah, because of their recent coverage of government economic and cultural policies. MENASSAT's Amman correspondent has been following the events and gives us this report on the battle between Jordan's journalists and the government. king abdullah 
مصر: فيلم عن المثليين لن يعرض في الصالات
Probably not coming to a theater anywhere near you
Posted on 09/07/2008 - 16:37
Maher Sabry's Toul Omry (All My Life) is probably the most daring film about homosexual life in Egypt ever made. MENASSAT spoke with the director following the premiere of his film at a festival in San Francisco. EGYPT, Toul Omry 
سوريا: سجن صيدنايا والصمت الإعلامي الرهيب
Media blackout obscures Sednaya prison uprising
Posted on 07/07/2008 - 16:56
Despite a media blackout in Syria, human rights sources confirmed to MENASSAT on Monday that there have been possibly dozens of deaths and injuries in confrontations between political detainees and prison officials at Sednaya military prison near Damascus. ali_mohammad.jpg 
موريتانيا: رسام يعزف منفردا
Mauritania's lone cartoonist
Posted on 04/07/2008 - 18:56
During the 20-year rule of former Mauritanian president Mu’awiya Sayyidi Ahmad Taya, artists and writers lived under a constant fear of censorship and suppression. Among those artists who have emerged from years of living in the shadows is the only cartoonist in Mauritania, Bon Ould Al-Dif. cartoon mauritania 
China to the rescue (of Internet freedom in Yemen)
Posted on 02/07/2008 - 18:09
A Chinese computer program is helping web surfers in Yemen break through government control of the Internet. It is part of a bigger trend by journalists and activists who are beginning to challenge Internet censorship in Yemen. yemen internet 
مصر: لنعدم الكتب
Egypt's 'woman rebel' back in the line of fire
Posted on 02/07/2008 - 16:14
Egyptian author Nawal Al-Saadawi has always had a bumpy relationship with her country's censors. Recently, her own publisher stopped printing two of her books because they were deemed blasphemous by some. MENASSAT's Cairo correspondent has this in-depth look at Al-Saadawi's story. nidal saadawi1 
أنت محمد، صاحب الجائزة؟ فجردوه من ملابسه
Award-winning Palestinian journalist returns to face Israeli 'torture'
Posted on 01/07/2008 - 19:42
Award-winning Palestinian journalist Mohammed Omer was hospitalized last week after he was stopped by Israeli security agents at the Allenby Bridge border crossing with Jordan. Omer was returning to Gaza from accepting the 2008 Martha Gellhorn award in London. He spoke to MENASSAT's Ola al-Madhoun from his hospital bed in the Gaza Strip. hospital mohammed omar