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International Media Awards

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. Mahmood Al-Yousif receiving the Outstanding Contribution to New Media award from the Council for Press and Broadcasting in London, UK. From Left: Dalia Salaam Rishani (Member of the Board of Trustees, NCF, Council for Press & Broadcasting), Mahmood Al-Yousif, Ian Black (ME Editor, …

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Honoured to be nominated by the New Century Foundation for Blogging

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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 sides have been invited. MAHMOOD AL-YOUSIF is known to many as the ‘Blogfather’ and is considered to be the “father of …

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“Why do you lie?”

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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 I like how he almost always starts by a historical reference to probably demonstrate his intellectual superiority.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 power of the press is very great” – he might as well have invoked Fred Flintstone’s “yabba dabba doo” for all …

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

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 do their duty and challenge such a draconian measure. So it’s with quite some pleasure that I read the following coverage …

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Indications of a pending election

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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 sectarian fires and sides with the ruling regime and the bearded ones with no regard to where they are nor the …

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