Newsletter 33

مصر: حُظِر لأن نظام مبارك سيواجه بثورة
British author joins Egypt's blacklist
Posted on 28/07/2008 - 19:48
The Egyptian government this week denied banning British journalist John Bradley's newest book, which is highly critical of the Egyptian government. Bradley's publisher maintains the book was banned. MENASSAT's Amira Al-Tahhawi spoke with the author to get his take on the controversy. john bradley 
صرعة جديدة: فلترة الانترنت في غزة
Journalists pay price for Hamas' anti-porn crusade
Posted on 28/07/2008 - 16:49
Officially, Hamas is only trying to shield the population of Gaza from Internet porn. But the immediate effect of the filtering, which started in May, has been to deprive Gaza's journalists and public of unfettered access to the news. hamas ban porno.jpg 
ابتسم، أنت امام الكاميرا الخفية
Video nation
Posted on 25/07/2008 - 18:12
B’Tselem, a Jerusalem-based NGO, released video footage this week of a handcuffed Palestinian detainee being shot in the leg by an Israeli soldier. The footage is part of a new trend to use video footage to document abuses against Palestinians by Israeli soldiers and settlers. BTselem.jpg 
إذا نقلت وسائل الإعلام أنكم تعرضتم للضرب، أصدروا بيان نفي
Not all prisoners are created equal
Posted on 23/07/2008 - 18:01
This week, as the Lebanese government continued to throw parties for the return of the Hezbollah prisoners from Israel, Lebanese soldiers were beating the families of Lebanese prisoners still in Syrian jails. MENASSAT's Layal Abu Rahal was there and filed this report. sit2.jpg 
الأردن: الإعلام في مأزق
Press freedom in Jordan A-OK, govt says
Posted on 23/07/2008 - 16:24
In a recently released report, Jordan's government has said the country now enjoys an "acceptable" level of press freedom. But Jordanian journalists and press organizations point out that many barriers still stand in the way of a free press. JORDAN.jpg 
واقع الإعلام الكردي السوي
Kurdish lifestyle and Syria censorship
Posted on 22/07/2008 - 13:57
Syria is a country notorious for its control of the media, but Kurdish media have nevertheless found a home of sorts there. Mehyi Eddine Isso surveys the Kurdish online presence in Syria. kurde syria