Newsletter 36

لعنة قضايا الحسبة
The curse of the Hesba lawsuits
Posted on 18/08/2008 - 18:46
Egyptian courts are being flooded these days with so-called 'Hesba' lawsuits targeting outspoken writers, film makers and poets. According to Islamic law, anyone can file a Hesba lawsuit if they believe God has been insulted. But some suggest that money, fame and political repression play an equally important part in the recent rise of Hesba cases. HEZBA LAWYER 
سوزان تميم والزوبعة الاعلامية
Pop star's murder sparks media frenzy
Posted on 15/08/2008 - 19:57
The high-profile murder of Lebanese pop diva Suzanne Tamim, last month in Dubai, has the Arab media captivated. Although a suspect is under arrest, the story is kept alive by rumors about the involvement of an Egyptian business tycoon, and attempts to keep the press from talking about it. suzanne.jpg 
القرار بقتله كان سليما
The 'reasonable' death of Fadel Shana
Posted on 14/08/2008 - 18:06
Palestinian, Western and Israeli journalists joined in condemnation this week over the IDF's clearing of the soldiers who killed Reuters cameraman Fadel Shana, four months ago in Gaza. According to Reuters, the decision could effectively give Israeli soldiers 'a free hand to kill.' fadel.jpg 
تغطية الجزيرة: واقع أم انحياز؟
Angry Mauritanians rally against Al Jazeera
Posted on 14/08/2008 - 17:22
Mauritanian anti-coup activists and political parties have called on the Qatar-based Al Jazeera television network to be censored for what they claim is biased reporting about last week's coup. mauritania al jazeera 
مصر: المدونون، مرة أخرى، والتشديد سيد الموقف
Rebels with a cause: Egypt's 'Facebook Youth'
Posted on 13/08/2008 - 13:36
Egypt is continuing to crack down on Internet users, be it the thirty young activists who were arrested in Alexandria in July and have since become known as the 'Facebook Youth,' or the new rules requiring WiFi users in Cairo's cafes to provide their personal information. internet 6 april