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International Media Awards

International Media Awards

12 May, '136 Comments

I’m deeply honoured to have won the Outstanding Contribution to New Media 2013 award presented by the International Council for Press and Broadcasting at the Oxford and Cambridge Club in London last night. Accepting the award last night, in the presence of so many people I admire from all around the region and beyond, I […]

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Honoured to be nominated by the New Century Foundation for Blogging

Honoured to be nominated by the New Century Foundation for Blogging

28 Apr, '138 Comments

I’m really honoured to be nominated for the International Media Award 2013 in the New Media category by the Next Century Foundation. This is the same entity that honoured Al-Wasat’s Editor in Chief Dr Mansoor Al-Jamri last year. The foundation will also run a conference on Bahrain at the same time where representatives from all […]

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“Why do you lie?”

“Why do you lie?”

11 Jan, '113 Comments

Get this: The GDN publisher Anwar Abdulrahman objects to Jackson Diehl article in the Washington Post published on 3 Jan 2011. Rich? Of course! I like how he almost always starts by a historical reference to probably demonstrate his intellectual superiority. This time, he invokes the ghost of Lord Northcliffe‘s rather insipid quote of “the […]

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Daily Tribune trumps the multitude of incumbents, puts them to shame

Daily Tribune trumps the multitude of incumbents, puts them to shame

24 Dec, '101 Comment

If you’re in Bahrain, you must be aware of the infamous “terrorism plotters” case, of whom my friend and fellow blogger Ali Abdulemam is one of the accused. This case, like others like it, has the now customary gag order by the court which the cowardly press go to great lengths to “respect”, rather than […]

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Indications of a pending election

Indications of a pending election

30 Jul, '102 Comments

The GDN goes into an unstoppable tizz reporting Good News™ and how excellent the government is at serving its people Al-Wasat reports Bad News™ and shows how bad the government is at serving it’s people’s needs Al-Ayam, Al-Bilad and of course Akhbar Al-Khaleej try to negate columns appearing in Al-Wasat While Al-Watan continues to stoke […]

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