Newsletter 38

الخان: أو قضايا مصر بالرسومات
Nothing compares to Egypt (or does it?)
Posted on 03/09/2008 - 14:02
Through his fictional newspaper, Al Khan, and his personal blog, Cairo Freeze, Egyptian cartoonist Tarek Shahin offers a clever take on life, politics and social taboos in modern-day Egypt. MENASSAT spoke with the young cartoonist about challenging the clichés about Egypt, and telling Egypt's story to the world at large. khan1.jpg 
في رمضان 2008: مسلسلات المشاهير.. اللعنة مستمرة 
All that drama!
Posted on 01/09/2008 - 18:32
Even before today's official start of Ramadan, the "musalsals" or Ramadan soap operas had already managed to create the usual controversy, what with "Nasser" being banned in Egypt and a whole legal soap opera revolving around the filming of"Asmahan." Ramadan 
مصر تشهد حملات إعلامية ضد التحرش الجنسي
Eye candy for the Egyptian man
Posted on 29/08/2008 - 16:44
A recent study by an Egyptian women's rights group claims that a whopping 83 percent of Egyptian women have been exposed to sexual harassment of some kind. Various groups have launched media campaigns to raise awareness, but some of them appear to be blaming the victims. lolipop campaign.jpg 
لبنان: من يكتب عن هموم الناس؟
نشر 02/09/2008 - 17:15
electricity يحرص إعلام طرفي الصراع السياسي في لبنان على التسويق لعنوان أن المعاناة الاقتصاديّة واحدة في كل المناطق وعند كل الطوائف وبغض النظر عن انتماء أهل المعاناة لهذا الفريق أو ذاك. لكن متابعة تفاعل إعلام الفريقين مع تعبير الناس، كل في منطقته وضمن حدود طائفته وتحت مظلة انتمائه الحزبي، يكشف وجود أمطار وصيف فوق سقف واحد، ومأساة انقطاع الكهرباء أفضل نموذج.
Rumors of a Facebook block persist in Egypt
Posted on 29/08/2008 - 14:48
A recent surge of social activism among Egyptians has alerted the government to a networking force that has thus far eluded their control: Facebook. Since the 6 April general strike, rumor has it that the social networking website has been front and center on the Egyptian authorities' radar as they mull over the possibility of a block. facebook-egyptbanners.jpg 
الأردن: ما بين القمع ومواثيق الشرف الصحافي
In Jordan, a choice between self- or state-censorship
Posted on 28/08/2008 - 18:05
The Jordan Press Association wants Jordanian news websites to commit to a code of ethics. While some cry self-censorship, others point out that the alternative – waiting for the government to impose the rules – could be even worse. newswebsites