Tag: transparency

JazeeraLeaks!

JazeeraLeaks!

24 Jan, '115 Comments

It didn’t take Al-Jazeera long to come up with a local alternative to Wikileaks. Their incendiary release of a small part of the 16,076 documents pertaining to the peace process between the Arabs and Israelis has sent shockwaves in some circles, while others remain calamitously calm. While the named party in the talks seemed to […]

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What a surprise. The emperor is indeed naked.

What a surprise. The emperor is indeed naked.

30 Nov, '097 Comments

Quote: Dubai, which until last week loomed tall – literally – as an enterprising, cosmopolitan, glitzy and happy antithesis to the Middle East’s economic stagnation, has now emerged as a sad monument to all that is ill about the pan-Arab economy, which includes more than a quarter-billion people but is smaller than Spain’s.

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Winograd, from another perspective

Winograd, from another perspective

5 Feb, '0886 Comments

The following cartoon appeared in Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper (thanks to Jaddwilliam for the heads-up) reflecting an alternate perspective on the findings of the Winograd Commission. However, it failed to stop me in my tracks. The bubble says: “They admit their defeat and they hold their negligent accountable!! God curse the Zionist fads which intrude on […]

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Make a loss and attribute it to being a culturual institution!

Make a loss and attribute it to being a culturual institution!

22 Dec, '0622 Comments

For something that cost more that BD150 million, making a profit revenues of just over BD5 million in the 2nd year of operation, racking up a loss of BD49 million representing 65% of your paid up capital while giving away BD1.2 million in free tickets must have quite a few warning fog horns blaring. Is […]

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One more site blocked in Bahrain

26 Oct, '0632 Comments

It used to be just 9 that were blocked: Bahrain Online Montadayat al Bahrain Bahrain National Committee for Martyrs and Victims of Torture Sarah al Watani Ahrar al Bahrain Bahrain Times Al Saheefa Tubli.net Rezgar and now, it appears that someone who is really shaking in his boots and deems it very necessary to protect […]

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