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Freedom without security isn’t much of a freedom!

26 Apr, '061 Comment

blogging the 4th Arab Media Forum in Dubai This is the over-riding feeling at the “Status of Iraqi media” chaired by Jassim Al-Azzawi and included Faisal Al-Yasseri (founder and chairman of Al-Diyar television channel), Ismael Zayer (Managing Editor at Al-Sabah Al-Jadeed newspaper) and Adnan Hussain (the noted writer and long time Saddam-regime opponent writing for […]

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Arab Media Forum

Arab Media Forum

16 Apr, '0613 Comments

I’ve been invited to be on one of the panels of the forthcoming Arab Media Forum organised by the Dubai Press Club starting on April 26th in Dubai. I’ll join a panel to be chaired by Aneesa Al-Sharif. With me on the panel will be Dr. Emad Al-Bashir (Lebanon), Wael Abbas (Egypt) and Dr. Umaima […]

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Al-Watan hits the racks

Al-Watan hits the racks

12 Dec, '057 Comments

We have a new daily newspaper in Bahrain called Al-Watan (The Nation.) It’s first issue was released yesterday, unfortunately I couldn’t get a copy, however although it had good articles, and promises that it will do more investigative journalism and fresh opinion pieces, I am left unimpressed. Maybe because it just “bought” some journalists already […]

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Sows ears and silk purses

8 Dec, '0519 Comments

What is it about us that we continue to feel the victim and then in order to do something about the situation we simply blame anyone but ourselves? For two days at the Arab Thought Foundation’s Arab and World Media Conference in Dubai I’ve heard one speaker after another emphasize the fact that we are […]

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Not again!

24 Nov, '056 Comments

Can anyone guess what Bahrain’s press freedom index is going to be for 2006? No? Well let’s look at the trend, so we can realistically predict the future: 2002 = 67 2003 = 117 2004 = 167 2005 = 123 Let’s also consider other factors that might assist us in this prediction; emoodz broke the […]

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