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Arabian Peninsula Media Roundup (May 3)

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[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Arabian Peninsula and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Arabian Peninsula Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to ap@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.]   Regional and International Relations Oman to cut benefits for state employees: report Civil servants in Oman brace for a new wave of austerity measures, including cuts to school tuition, housing feels, and insurance.  Oman to build $400m oil storage terminal in Duqm Although a timeline has not yet been determined, ...

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Palestine Media Roundup (April 29)

[Dome of the Rock Viewed Through the Cotton Merchants's Gate, Jerusalem: Image from www.shutterstock.com]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Palestine and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Palestine Page Co-Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each roundup to Palestine@jadaliyya.com.] The Occupation Forces Israeli Propaganda Stunt Exploits Gaza Children COGAT, the Israeli military authority, recently posted on Facebook a group of twenty three children who had crossed from Gaza, depicting them as happy. It is being labeled as propaganda by the Israeli military. Brother and Sister Slain at Checkpoint Were Executed, Palestinians Say Maram Salih ...

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Pro-AKP Media Figures Continue to Target Academics for Peace

[Protest against the imprisonment of four Academics for Peace, Bogazici University, Istanbul, 18 March 2016.]

On 22 March 2016, Yıldıray Oğur, a pro-government media figure, wrote a column targeting the Academics for Peace, Bosphorus/Boğaziçi University, the Middle East Studies Association (MESA), and Jadaliyya, among others.  The piece problematically conflates terrorism with Academics for Peace, and blatantly asserts that signatory academics manipulate facts. At the same time, the author appears to obscure the fact that after the Suruç bombing on 20 July 2015, the ruling party AKP, together with Turkish nationalist party MHP, blocked a parliamentary investigation on the ISIS-led suicide bombing in Suruç. And in fact, only one month before the Suruç bombing, on 16 June ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (April 25)

[Poster calling for participation in the 25 April protest, made originally by Tunisian activists advocating a solidarity action in front of the Egyptian embassy in Tunis. Photo from the Revolutionary Socialists Facebook Page.]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Egypt and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Egypt Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to egypt@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.]  Political Rights Political factions call for protests despite interior ministry's warning Several political forces and public figures have called on Egyptians to participate in protests planned for 25 April, while the interior ministry threatened to respond firmly to any attempts to "break the law." Muslim Brotherhood urges ...

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Arabian Peninsula Media Roundup (April 19)

[Oman Coast Landscape at Barr Al Jissah in Oman at sunrise. Image from www.shutterstock.com]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Arabian Peninsula and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Arabian Peninsula Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to ap@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.]   Regional and International Relations  Nine more Guantánamo Bay prisoners released as population dwindles to 80 The nine released prisoners, all of Yemeni descent, will now head to Saudi Arabia. Egypt to allocate 500,000 acres of arable lands to Saudi investors: Saudi minister The two countries signed the MoU, ...

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Palestine Media Roundup (April 17)

[Hebron, Occupied Palestinian Territories: Image from www.shutterstock.com]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Palestine and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Palestine Page Co-Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each roundup to Palestine@jadaliyya.com.] The Occupation Forces Palestinians Protest Surge in Home Demolitions by Israeli Army On Thursday alone, over 50 Palestinian buildings were destroyed by the Israeli army, displacing over hundred and twenty people. A large group of Palestinians protested the increase in demolitions near a mosque in Nablus. Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure Palestinian Boy in Gaza Strip A ...

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Burying the Panama Papers: An Interview with Tunisian Journalist Sana Sbouai

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On Sunday, 3 April 2016, in an unprecedented coordinated action, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and its media partners began releasing explosive news stories about offshore taxheaven based on information housed in 11.5 million pages of documents leaked by an anonymous source to German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung. Known now as the Panama Papers, the stories that grew out of the leak are the result of the biggest journalists collaboration in history. The Washington-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) enlisted four hundred journalists from one hundred media organizations in eighty countries to sift through ...

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إطلاق العدد 3.1 من مجلة الوضع

 بعد مرور سنة على إطلاق مجلة “الوضع” الصوتية، وتماماً قبل أن نجري تعديلاً رئيسياً على منبرنا الإلكتروني، يسرّنا أن نعلن تقديم دفعة جديدة من المقابلات في عددنا الأضخم حتى الآن. سيُذْكَر هذا العدد على أنه العدد الذي يضمّ أكبر عدد من المقابلات باللغة العربية حتى الآن. وهذه ليست مصادفة عشوائية، بل بالأحرى شهادة على التزامنا بتأصيل الموضوعات التي نناقشها في دينامية إقليمية وتعقيدات محلية.ويسعدنا أن نعلن مع منظمات شريكة إطلاق العدد 3. 1 من مجلة الوضع الصوتية (شاهد النسخة العربية هنا)، عددنا الأكثر طموحاً حتى الآن. إن هذا العدد الضخم والعميق يقدم لمستمعينا ذوي الأذواق المختلفة مقابلات ومحادثات موسعة حول موضوعات كثيرة ومسائل متنوعة وواسعة النطاق بما فيه الأحداث الحالية ...

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Arabian Peninsula Media Roundup (April 13)

[Old City of Sana'a, Yemen. UNESCO World Heritage: Image from www.shutterstock.com]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Arabian Peninsula and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Arabian Peninsula Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to ap@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.   Regional and International Relations Dubai to build tallest tower, beating its own record Dubai’s upcoming plans to out-Burj the Burj Khalifa rake up a cost of more than one billion dollars. American woman ‘insulted UAE while waiting for taxi at airport’ US woman who was arrested in February claims no wrongdoing. UAE’s ...

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Turkey Media Roundup (April 5)

[U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Washington, D.C., March 30, 2016. State Department photo/ Public Domain]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Turkey and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Turkey Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to turkey@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.] English Erdogan's US Visit Erdoğan's Uncomfortable US Visit Semih İdiz writes of the US' displeasure over anti-democratic developments in Turkey, mainly the oppression of freedom of expression and freedom of the press. Erdogan Uses Closed-Door Meeting to Blast Obama Administration John Hudson reports on President Erdogan’s off-the-record dinner ...

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Syria Media Roundup (April 6)

[Image of Syrian children in Western Ghouta asking for food. Image by Dimashqi Lens via Flickr]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Syria and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Syria Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to syria@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.]              Inside Syria Why the Syrian regime's recapture of Palmyra was a political move Assad has shifted the narrative around in an attempt to showcase his forces as a bulwark against radicalism.  Syria's loss of students to rebuild future While the Syrian refugee crisis grabs the ...

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Arabian Peninsula Media Roundup (April 5)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Arabian Peninsula and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Arabian Peninsula Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to ap@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.]   Regional and International Relations  Tax leak exposes leaders of Saudi, Pakistan, Hezbollah and Israeli interests The “Panama Papers” documents leak reveal information about the bank accounts of leaders in Saudi Arabia, Hizballah, and other key players in the Middle East. ISIS Turns Saudis Against the Kingdom, and ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (May 2)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Egypt and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Egypt Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to egypt@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.]  Political Rights Labour protests increased 25 pct since January - report Over the past four months, the pace of workers' protests has increased by twenty-five percent compared ...

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Syria Media Roundup (April 27)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Syria and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Syria Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to syria@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.]   Inside Syria Haunting Memories: An Escape from Daraya Journalist Rahaf Haboub grew up in Daraya, a Damascus suburb besieged by pro-government forces fro more than three years. ...

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Turkey Media Roundup (April 26)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Turkey and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Turkey Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to turkey@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.] English Domestic Politics Even The Smell of Betrayal Is Bad According to Faruk Aksoy, the conspirators behind the HDP and the Kurdish movement are now trying to mobilize the MHP in ...

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Palestine Media Roundup (April 23)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Palestine and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Palestine Page Co-Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each roundup to Palestine@jadaliyya.com.]   The Occupation Forces Israeli Forces Have Killed Over 5,500 Palestinians in the Last 15 Years and Not One Soldier Has Been Prosecuted for Murder Human rights group, Yesh Din, recently published ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (April 18)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Egypt and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Egypt Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to egypt@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.]  Political Rights Update: Interior Ministry issues warning not to join Friday protests against Egypt-Saudi island transfer The Interior Ministry has issued a warning not to join ...

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Exit ISIS, Stage Left: Fighting for Laughs in Mosul and Beyond

The State of Myth has lowered its curtains. The state-sponsored Iraqi television series, which introduced itself to the world with a musical trailer featuring the marriage of the devil to an Israeli bride whose offspring hatched in the form of a miniature Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, took audiences by storm when it launched its first episode in the fall of 2014. Its theme song went viral. Actors received death threats. In the communicative battle to counter the message of the Islamic State, few efforts went so ...

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Syria Media Roundup (April 13)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Syria and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Syria Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to syria@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.]   Inside Syria Currency crash adds to Syrians’ woes The crash in the Syrian pound’s value against foreign currencies has resulted in higher food prices and increased demand for ...

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موت الإنترنت: عن الشبكة التي يجب علينا إنقاذها

قبل سبعة أشهر، جلست إلى الطاولة الصغيرة في المطبخ، في شقتي المصممة على طراز الستينيّات، في الطابق الأخير لبنايةٍ في حي نابض بالحياة وسط طهران. وفعلت شيئًا فعلته آلاف المرّات سابقًا. فتحت اللابتوب ونشرت شيئًا في مدوّنتي الجديدة. لكن مع ذلك، كانت هذه التدوينة الأولى منذ ست سنوات، وكادت أن تحطَّمَ قلبي. قبل بضعة أسابيع، كنت قد نلت العفو وتحررت فجأةً من سجن إيفِن شمال طهران. كنت أتوقعُ أن أقضي جُلّ حياتي في تلك الزنازين. في نوفمبر 2008 تم الحكم علي بعشرين عامًا في السجن، غالبًا، لأشياء كتبتها على ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (April 11)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Egypt and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Egypt Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to egypt@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.]  Political Rights Arrest warrant issued against Khaled al-Balshy for insulting Interior Ministry An arrest warrant was issued against Journalists Syndicate board member and chief ...

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Palestine Media Roundup (April 8)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Palestine and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Palestine Page Co-Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each roundup to Palestine@jadaliyya.com.] The Occupation Forces Israeli Forces Raid, Destroy Property at al-Quds University Israeli forces stormed al-Quds University for two hours after locking up campus security guards, breaking their ...

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DARS Media Roundup (March 2016)

[This is a monthly roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Resistance and Subversion in the Arab world and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the DARS Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each monthly roundup to DARS@jadaliyya.com.] News & Comments A Revolution For Our Times: Rojava, Northern Syria, by Rahila Gupta Rahila Gupta travelled to Rojava, the Kurdish enclave in Northern Syria, to ...

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Killing Yemen: An Interview with Sheila Carapico

On 26 March 2016, tens of thousands of Yemenis took to the streets of the capital Sanaa to mark the first anniversary of the US-backed Saudi military attacks on their country. In the past twelve months, the United States military has provided intelligence for the Saudi strikes, refueled its bombers, and replenished the kingdom with weaponry that brought death and destruction to Yemen’s population. According to Defense Department figures reported by foreign policy magazine, between April 2015 and the ...

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