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Media Cheat Sheet 12/05/2011

Media Cheat Sheet 12/05/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Hamas ideologically opposes Assad, but its Iranian patron clearly expects the terror group to support Damascus. What’s Hamas to do? Iranian Issues • Heh: Yesterday, Reuters reported that Hamas personnel in Damascus facing Syrian uncertainty are quietly relocating to Gaza. Today, Haaretz reports that

The State of Arab Media Freedom

Mideast unrest presents opportunities and danger (mostly the latter) for Western and Arab media. A quick overview of the state of media freedom in Egypt, Syria, Bahrain and Libya. Egypt: Blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad was sentenced to three years in prison for insulting the military. Activists like Mona Eltahawy and Basma Badr (via The Lede) are

Bahraini Protesters Cheapen Language of “Occupation”

Saudi military forces entered Bahrain. Anti-government protesters call it “occupation.” A NY Times dispatch (incidentally by Jerusalem bureau chief, Ethan Bronner) notes: The opposition statement said it considered the arrival of any soldier or military vehicle “an overt occupation of the kingdom of Bahrain and a conspiracy against the unarmed people of Bahrain.” If they’re

How About a Bahraini Apartheid Week?

Just finished reading the latest from Nick Kristof, Is This Apartheid in Bahrain? Can you imagine the outrage if Israel treated Israeli Arabs and Palestinians the same way Kristof describes Bahrain’s Sunni elite treating Shias? There’s a fear of the rabble, a distrust of full democracy, a sense of entitlement. Apartheid isn’t exactly the right metaphor,

Which Headline is Out of Place?

As the Arab world burns, which of these six headlines is out of place? Libya defiant as hundreds of protesters feared dead Iran protests: capital under lockdown Region’s Protests Spread to Morocco Yemeni Police Fire on Marchers Opposition Demands Dissolution of Bahraini Government Palestinians want ‘day of rage’ against US If the PA’s looking for

Can the Internet Really Be Shut?

In the aftermath of Hosni Mubarak’s fall as Egypt’s dictator, Internet experts have begun to examine how the Egyptian government managed to accomplish what many thought impossible – to completely unplug the Internet across the entire country. As the protests continued to build momentum at the end of January, the Egyptian government took increasingly severe

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