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Great Moments in Palestinian Press Freedom

Another great moment in Palestinian press freedom: PA security forces are questioning a journalist who wrote that Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas is the “legitimate Palestinian prime minister.” Even more interesting – the journo in question has his own ties to Hamas. The Jerusalem Post explains: Khaled Amayreh, who writes for the Egyptian Al- Ahram Weekly newspaper and

If This is Syria’s Best Fauxtography, Assad is Doomed

Egad. As if Bashar Assad doesn’t have enough P.R. headaches right now. Sana, Syria’s state-run news service, published this bizarre handout fauxtograph of Assad swearing in the new governor of Hama. Sana has a high resolution image (via The Atlantic Wire) you can check out more closely. Washington Post photo editors commented that Assad’s right

Necessity: Mother of Al-Ahram Editor’s Reinvention

Mubarak’s biggest apologist in Egypt’s state-run media is busy proving that necessity is the mother of reinvention. But Omar Saraya still won’t save to save his cushy job as top-editor of the state-run Al-Ahram. Leila Fadel visited Al-Ahram to interview Saraya, but she instead found: At al-Ahram, reporters and editors met for four hours Sunday to

State-Controlled Media Deserting Mubarak

You know Mubarak’s in trouble when the chief editor of Al-Ahram — the major Egyptian daily better known obseqiously supporting the government — writes a front-page editorial supporting the protest movement. The Daily Telegraph explains: In a front-page leader, the newspaper’s editor-in-chief, Osama Saraya hailed the “nobility” of what he described as a “revolution” and

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