Tag: journalism

SHUT THEM UP!

SHUT THEM UP!

17 Jun, '088 Comments

You know you’ve lost the argument if all you have left to “defend” your cause is to demand that the other party be shut up, and use a desperately disparate parliament to encode that demand into law. What is stranger still, is that the party demanding the reneging on the constitutional right to free speech […]

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M.Report S01E17 – Sectarianism in Bahrain

6 May, '082 Comments

Sectarianism and its proponents in the electronic and traditional media is quite large. If this phenomenon is not dealt with intelligently, it will pose a very unsteady future for this island kingdom.

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The New Media Environment: Paths to Understanding

The New Media Environment: Paths to Understanding

30 Mar, '084 Comments

The premise of the Aspen Institute’s conference I just attended at the Dead Sea in Jordan was somewhat different from the others I had in the past. This one took on the shape of an informal round table discussion with leaders and visionaries of the industry; in them was the grounded wealth of experience unparalleled […]

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Change at the GDN?

Change at the GDN?

11 Mar, '0833 Comments

You know how much I love the GDN, right? And hold it at the highest regards? Yes, I’m being sarcastic here, but even with that, I am really surprised by a few changes in their reportage I have witnessed over the last few weeks; one might even use the adjective “daring” to describe some of […]

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“The Protection of Traditional Values”

19 Feb, '0845 Comments

I cringe whenever I hear or read those words. Why? Because they are always used as a pretext to restrict an intrinsic freedom or used as a justification for trouncing all over a basic human right. It is as if “Traditions” are sacrosanct, enshrined and set in gold. They – we are led to believe […]

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