Tag: journalism

Dead Goats

Dead Goats

24 Feb, '104 Comments

Oooh look! Some dogs attacked and killed EIGHT goats in some farm in Sitra! This is sucha a newsworthy article that it deserves to be on the front page. And why the hell is it below the fold? Don’t the editors care about animals enough to put it above the fold? What? Al-Wefaq’s latest spat […]

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Ethics and Credits and the potential loss of a good project

Ethics and Credits and the potential loss of a good project

4 Jul, '0822 Comments

Reading the papers this morning there seems to be a fight about “who started this thing” with everyone coming on the line trying to take credit for this movement before it even taking hold. Alwasat for instance did not even name this blog nor Ahmed Alaradi who wrote the code in the first place based […]

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Witch hunt continues unabated

Witch hunt continues unabated

29 Jun, '089 Comments

7 more people have been detained by the Public Prosecutor under the guise of the recently announced “protecting our values” as determined by the Prime Minister. This time, 3 of those investigated are writers for Alwefaq’s political party’s publication, the remainder are connected apparently with the already banned sites. Raise your hands if you think […]

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Sites to be blocked, and become famous

Sites to be blocked, and become famous

24 Jun, '0819 Comments

Ban something and suddenly everyone wants to know why so they would do whatever is possible to get through that ban. It’s human nature. Just like rubber-necking a car crash. So why would anyone in their right mind think that the answer to correct a wrong is simply just to block the source is beyond […]

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Correcting a wrong

Correcting a wrong

20 Jun, '084 Comments

Remember that debacle where the Arab world agreed to “protect our traditional values” by curtailing freedoms of expression especially that of news television channels? You know, the news channels who normally criticise established regimes, specifically Aljazaeera and to some extent Alarabia? That was in February earlier this year, and only Lebanon objected to such a […]

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