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With Another Arrest, Iran Continues Crackdown on Press
Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) reports on another journalist arrest in Iran as part of the Islamic Republic’s crackdown on dissent ahead of the presidential elections.
On Al Jazeera World, Bashar Hamdan’s film Targeting Journalism shows the challenges faced by Arab journalists today and highlights cases of reporters who have disappeared or been killed in Egypt, Iraq, Yemen and the occupied Palestinian territories.
Emad Burnat: My Journey from Palestine to Hollywood
Emad Burnat, director of 5 Broken Cameras, writes about his experience being detained at Los Angeles airport on his way to the Oscars.
Two Films on Israeli Occupation in Oscars Race
Two films nominated for an Academy Award offer different perspectives on the Israeli occupation.
Going Against the Grain
On Al-Jazeera World, the film Going Against the Grain follows journalist Gideon Levy, who is “arguably the most hated man in Israel for his reports on the occupied Palestinian territories.”
French Photographer Badly Injured in Syria
Reporters Without Borders reports on French freelance photographer Olivier Voisin, who sustained serious injuries in northern Syria on 21 February.
Israeli Authorities Urged to Release Palestinian Cartoonist
Reporters Without Borders condemns Israeli authorities' arbitrary arrest and continued detention of Mohamed Sabaaneh on his return from Jordan on 16 February.
Iranian Intelligence Ministry Admits Arresting News Providers, Blames Foreign Media
Iran’s Intelligence Ministry has blamed foreign-based media for waging a “psychological war,” while also claiming that the aim of arrests is to “prevent the activities of a network inside and outside the country” ahead of the presidential elections.
Israel Prisoner X: Ben Zygier "leaked Mossad secrets"
Israel secretly imprisoned an Australian man who worked for its Mossad spy agency because it believed he had divulged details of his work, an Australian news program has reported.
Al Jazeera Listening Post: Spies, Secrets and Israeli Media (Video)
Al Jazeera’s Listening Post highlights the case of “Prisoner X” and the extreme use of Israeli media censorship. Later (13:51), the Listening Post features excerpts from the documentary on Gideon Levy, Going Against the Grain.
The Triple Threat to Egyptian Press
Thanassis Cambanis reports on the recent near-closure of the Egypt Independent and Ahram Online’s editor Hani Shukrallah’s forced retirement along with other recent media news, citing bad finances, government bureaucracy, and censorship as a “potentially lethal triple threat” to Egyptian press.
From TUNeZine to Nhar 3la 3mmar
Amy Kallander offers a critical examination and thorough historicization of blogging in Tunisia on the eve of the revolution. Published in the latest issue of the online journal Arab Media and Society, Kallander's article suggests that other media besides online, such as television, may have benefitted more from the rise in dissent.
Revolutionary Media on a Budget
In one of the first detailed studies of the Facebook-based news service Rassd (RNN), Yomna Elsayed looks at the once immensely popular and renowned news provider's coverage of the Egyptian revolution in the eighteen days of the uprising at a critical historical juncture. She raises questions about the viability of Facebook-only news distribution models in the longterm and raises questions about the dual responsibilities of reporting and activism.
Palestine's Occupied Fourth Estate
Miriam Berger delves into the inner workings of journalists at three Palestinian print publications in Jerusalem and Ramallah, highlighting the challenges they face and the tribulations they must overcome to perform their work.
From the Syria Media Roundup:
Bassel Shehadeh- A Memory for Forgetfulness
Posthumous work of slain filmmaker, using Mahmoud Darwish's poem "Rihla lil Nissian."
Kayani Web TV’s short film on one of the many underground revolutionary publications that emerged since the beginning of uprising.
The Guard House
Another short film on a revolutionary publication in Kafranbel.
Kayani Web TV’s short film on landmarks of the Syrian Revolution
A short film on the destroyed Damascus Institute of Dance and its passionate dancers.
From the Maghreb Media Roundup:
Entre Oran et Tunis
Laila Lalami describes her experiences as a journalist covering Algeria and Tunisia.
قطاع الاتصالات وكابوس الاحتكار
Ahmed Sa describes enduring problem of telecommunication monopolies in Libya.
From the Egypt Media Roundup:
Ahram Online Editor Says Brotherhood Drove Him out of Institution
Hani Shakrallah accuses the Muslim Brotherhood for being pushed out of his position as editor-in-chief at Ahram Online.
The Maspero Massacre: Adding Injustice to Insult and Injury
Prison sentences handed down recently to two Copts who participated in the Maspero protest of October 2011 receive almost no media coverage.
تكنولوجيا الاتصالات والتنظيم الثوري في القرن الحادي والعشرين
Hossam El-Hamalawy talks about the organization potential that communications technology has in helping leftist groups restructure.
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