Newsletter 32

لبنان: الإعلام ما بين الواقع و الأمنيات السياسية
One man's hero...
Posted on 18/07/2008 - 19:37
While most Western and Israeli media described Samir Kuntar as a terrorist and a child killer, Lebanese politicians from all sides lined up to bask in the glory of a national hero. MENASSAT's Saseen Kawzally explores how Lebanon's media covered this week's controversial prisoners exchange between Hezbollah and Israel. Exchange  
الأرض بتتكلم عربي: او التاريخ ان حكى
The land speaks Arabic
Posted on 17/07/2008 - 20:22
Palestinian Maryse Gargour's film, The Land Speaks Arabic, took three awards at this year's Documentary and Reportage awards presented by the Mediterranean Center for Audiovisual Communication. MENASSAT caught up with Gargour in Turin, Italy. TURIN FILM FESTIVAL 
النساء، الإعلام والسياسة
Women, media and politics in Lebanon
Posted on 16/07/2008 - 18:15
In a country where over half of the population are women, Lebanon lacks political representation even more than some of its other Arab neighbors. MENASSAT's Simba Russeau looks at the roles women are seeking to fulfill in Lebanon after the formation of a national unity government last week. basma barakat 
من يخبر قصص الفقراء في سورية؟
Where the poor are concerned, Syrian media has nothing to report
Posted on 15/07/2008 - 18:38
More than 2 million Syrians live below the poverty line of two dollars a day. But you would never know it from the Syrian media. Media analyst Ruhada Abdoush explores how Syria's poor are perceived, and ignored, by the media establishment. syria poverty 
I want my Al Jazeera
Posted on 14/07/2008 - 21:12
The battle over diversity in the American media reached a head recently through a debate in the town of Burlington, Vermont, over whether to continue airing the award-winning news channel Al Jazeera English. Jalal Ghazi of New America Media was there. Burlington, VT. 
قناة الأقصى: ما بين الإرهاب والإعلام
Taking the war on terror to the media
Posted on 14/07/2008 - 20:01
A draft resolution in the U.S. Congress wants the White House to designate the Hamas-affiliated Al-Aqsa TV station as a terrorist organization. MENASSAT asked opinion makers in Gaza what, if anything, the repercussions might be. aqsa tv