Browsing Tag Arab Spring

The Independent Admits Robert Fisk Story Was False

A Saudi prince wins damages against notoriously anti-Israel journalist Robert Fisk and The Independent for publishing a fraudulent story.

August 4, 2011 10:51 By :

Why Israeli Housing Protests Don’t Parallel the Arab Spring

Question from a  reader in White Plains, NY: The housing protests show that the Arab Spring has reached Israel. It’s a big story. Where’s HonestReporting on this? At face value, certain populist...

August 1, 2011 11:07 By :

Will NATO Target Lockerbie Bomber?

Bad move, pal. You blew up a Pan Am airliner over Scotland, killing 270 people. Your prostate cancer and release from prison on “compassionate grounds” became a political hot potato in the...

July 27, 2011 11:03 By :

Bashar Assad, Party Animal

Syria says it’s allowing the establishment of political parties. The state news agency SANA said Monday the bill is part of a political reform program, and stipulates that parties cannot be based...

July 25, 2011 15:45 By :

The Sound of Music, Mideast Style

The BBC discovers that hip hop helps drive the Arab Spring. After all, Music and revolutions have a long history. With the Beeb on record that music has power to shape people’s views, how about a...

July 25, 2011 14:27 By :

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...

July 14, 2011 16:47 By :

4 Hezbollah Figures Indicted for Hariri Assassination

Rafik Hariri Four Hezbollah figures are accused of assassinating Rafik Hariri as the UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon issued its indictments. The Gulf News writes: While the names of the accused were...

June 30, 2011 22:02 By :

Govt Spokesman Resigns In Protest Against Press Restrictions

You know freedom’s sliding when your country’s top government spokesman resigns to protest new restrictions on the press and free speech. Which is exactly what Jordan’s Information Minister,...

June 22, 2011 9:29 By :

Assad’s Small Media Victory at the Times of London

I don’t understand how the Times of London chose a photo of a Palestinain funeral to illustrate an update about Syrian rebels reportedly killing 120 policemen. This AP photo has nothing to do with...

June 7, 2011 9:46 By :

Naksa Day: Plotted Paydirt, Not Popular Protest, Part 2

Bashar Assad wasn’t the only person paying protesters lately. A Lebanese man who rushed the border in last month’s Naqba Day incident told The Guardian: One demonstrator who was wounded that...

June 6, 2011 11:59 By :