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Media On Media Roundup (March 31)

[Egyptian TV host Bassem Youssef arrives at high court on Sunday wearing a hat that pokes fun at President Morsi's visit to Pakistan where he wore a similar hat at an honorary doctoral induction in Pakistan last month (Photo: facebook.com/11FebFront)]

Egypt Issues Arrest Warrant for Satirist Egyptian authorities have issued an arrest warrant for popular television host and satirist Bassem Youssef for insulting Islam and President Mohammed Morsi.  Saudi Arabia 'May End' Twitter User Anonymity Arab News daily reports that Saudi Arabia may try to end anonymity for Twitter users in the country by limiting access to the site to people who register their identification documents.  UAE Arrests an Activist for ...

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Media On Media Roundup (March 24)

[Three-year-old Hussein in Firdos Square Baghdad holding a photo of the site taken by Jerome Delay (AP) of US forces and Iraqis on 9 April 2003 pulling down Saddam Hussein's statue. Image by Maya Alleruzzo-AP]

Iraq War and News Media: A Look Inside the Death Toll Frank Smyth reflects on the record number of slain journalists during the Iraq war as the tenth anniversary approaches.  Al-Jazeera Plans British, French News Channels Al-Jazeera plans to launch a news channel in the UK as reports suggest the TV network is at an “advanced stage” to launch a French-language channel.  Breaking the News Mold: Egypt's Community Media Gains a Much-Needed Voice Miriam Berger on a ...

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Media On Media Roundup (March 17)

[The photo that kickstarted a firestorm--Ahmadinejad embraces Elena Frias, the mother of Hugo Chavez, during the funeral of the late Venezuelan President. Image from Miraflores News Service]

Bahrain Arrests Twitter Users, Arab Leaders Warn of Social Media 'Extremism'  Authorities in Bahrain have detained six people for allegedly defaming the country’s ruler on Twitter, while Arab interior ministers have warned of the “spread of extremism through social media networks.”  Egypt Blames Media for Plot to Topple Morsi Bradley Hope on the increasing polarization of Egyptian media that has resulted in criticism against both government officials for ...

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Media on Media Roundup (March 3)

[One of the photos from Instagram users in the Israeli army that caused controversy. Image from user @eliya_hatan via RT]

Assad accuses UK of bullying  In a rare interview with the UK's Sunday Times, President Bashar al-Assad accused the British government of bullying and naivety in its approach to the conflict in Syria. Journalists Syndicate elections postponed After the general assembly failed to reach a quorum of fifty percent plus one of all eligible voters by 3 pm on Friday, 1 March, elections have been postponed to 15 March. Visiting French Reporter Prevented from Leaving Iraq ...

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Media On Media Roundup (February 24)

[A screenshot of the passport belonging to Israel's

[The "Media On Media Roundup" is an initiative to survey published material in the news and broadcast media that deals with journalism, coverage, or mass communication practices about the region. The items collected here do not reflect the views of the Media Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to media@jadaliyya.com by Friday night of every week.]  With Another Arrest, Iran Continues ...

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Media On Media Roundup (February 17)

[An Egyptian Court instructed authorities to impose a one-month ban on YouTube for hosting

[The "Media On Media Roundup" is an initiative to survey published material in the news and broadcast media that deals with journalism, coverage, or mass communication practices about the region. The items collected here do not reflect the views of the Media Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to media@jadaliyya.com by Friday night of every week.] February 13 is World Radio Day UNESCO ...

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Media On Media Roundup (February 11)

[Screen shot from Iranian television showing an alleged captured drone]

[The "Media On Media Roundup" is an initiative to survey published material in the news and broadcast media that deals with journalism, coverage, or mass communication practices about the region. The items collected here do not reflect the views of the Media Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to media@jadaliyya.com by Friday night of every week.] Iran Shows Footage of Captured ...

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The Media Page is edited by Adel Iskandar, Linda Herrera, and Malihe Razazan. They are assisted by Shaheen Qureshi.