Browsing Tag Libya

Today’s 5 Biggest Smackdowns

Smackdown: 1. the act of knocking down or bringing down an opponent; 2. a contest in entertainment wrestling; 3. a decisive defeat; 4. a confrontation between rivals or competitors Here are today’s...

May 16, 2011 14:18 By :

Arab Spring Sprouts More Mea Culpas

I’m glad to see that the Arab Spring — especially the brutal head-bashing in Syria and Libya — is causing columnists to rethink their views. Yesterday, it was Israel’s Sever Plocker,...

May 2, 2011 14:38 By :

Assessing Weekend Coverage

• Two Palestinians, Amjad Awad, 19, and Hakim Awad 18, have confessed to brutally murdering the Fogel family. Haaretz reports that six other people from the Palestinian village of Awarta were arrested...

April 17, 2011 18:28 By :

Neil MacDonald, What’s the Israel Connection?

To expand on a story, journalists will sometimes tie in an extraneous item into a report. It might be a line mentioned in passing by an interviewee, or a throwaway line by the reporter himself. When done...

April 17, 2011 8:20 By :

Articles That Make Me Go Hmmmmm

• Israel might actually allow the Free Gaza flotilla to reach the strip. • Western journos are going batty in Tripoli’s Rixos Hotel. I wouldn’t blame Harriet Sherwood for missing the press...

April 14, 2011 9:50 By :

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...

April 12, 2011 14:54 By :

5 Media Relations Tips For Gaddafi

I don’t normally offer unsolicited advice on media relations to Arab dictators. But the media escorts described in this NY Times dispatch (or click via Twitter) from Tripoli are so dysfunctional,...

April 11, 2011 12:25 By :

A Roundup of Weekend Coverage

  • I’ll forgive Irish Times readers if they’re unclear on the chronology of unfolding Gaza events. Reporter Mark Weiss doesn’t even mention a laser-guided Kornet anti-tank missile...

April 10, 2011 16:57 By :

Gaddafi and His MSM Human Shields

CNN and Fox are really going after each on human shields in Libya. What are your thoughts? asks a reader in Milwaukee. It’s complicated because the reporters themselves may have been the unwitting...

April 6, 2011 16:34 By :

March 27 Blogging

• Time meets some Gaza protest leaders who went underground in fear of Hamas. Think these Facebook savvy youth like Israel? But if both factions accept the terms youth organizers have laid out, Abu Yazan...

March 27, 2011 22:30 By :