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M.Report S01E26 – Friends and an Interview with RSF

The last two days were very fruitful. I have had the privilege of interacting with an excellent group of people whose main concern is to share their views with the world, and expose the wrongs in their societies in order for those to be addressed and corrected. Although I cannot say that the correction has been effected by society and/or governments, but at least they have been brought out in the open and the hope is …

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M.Report S01E25 – The Intersection between Citizen Journalism and Traditional Media

This is my contribution to the journalism workshop I am attending at the moment where I was privileged to be on the panel discussing the intersection between the old and new media. On the panel with me were Emmabenji (emmabenji.canalblog.com, tunisia), Mohammed Zainabi (zainabi.com, morocco), Yazid Haddar (psycho.dzblog.com, algeria) and Daoud Kuttab (ammannet.net, jordan – visiting professor at Princeton Uni). Considering that the basic human activity of communication, has been with us since the first human …

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Off to Amman, Jordan

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I’ll be off for a couple of days to Jordan, the first in my life! But, as I told my wife this morning, all hotel lobbies and conference halls look virtually identical, down to the smell of the cleaning solvents they use! It’s the semi-annual meeting of the IREX advisory council. Any idea as to who should be the Scapegoat this time? …

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MENA Media Managers fellowships announced

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18 Arab Media Managers to win a six-week fellowship in the US March 2007. Arab media managers and supervisors will have a unique opportunity this fall to enhance their leadership skills and find innovative solutions to the challenges they face in media management through a comprehensive six-week fellowship that will include intense training at the prestigious Northwestern University Media Management Center in the Chicago suburb of Evanston, Illinois and on-site placements at US media outlets across …

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MENA Media Sustainability Index released

The new Media Sustainability Index is another metric which has just been released – for the first time – covering media freedoms in the Middle East and North Africa. This program is by the International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) and yet again shows the low level of media freedoms and independence in this area. Although they are more optimistic in that they recognise clear indications of change to the better than other organisations. The MSI …

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