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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

Media Advisor Sought

Head of rogue Islamic state seeks media advisor. Candidates must have good sense of Islamic decency and common sense not to suggest in interviews with reformist newspapers that the chador originated in 19th century Paris. The successful candidate will have an understanding of topics such as Zionist conspiracies, “civilian” nuclear technology, creative censorship editing skills, the

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Media Cheat Sheet 10/23/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media’s coverage of Israel. Gilad Shalit • This Patrick Chappatte cartoon sums up Faisal Al Qasim’s Gulf News commentary (via IsraellyCool) which calls the lopsided deal humiliating for Arabs. Qasim’s key snippet follows the cartoon. It is not a secret at all that the value of an Arab

Media Cheat Sheet 10/6/2011

Commentary • NY Times columnist Nicholas Kristof says Bibi is Israel’s own worst enemy, gives Bill Clinton a shout out. This particular snippet made my antennae twitch this morning: Some of my Israeli friends will think I’m unfair and harsh, applying double standards by focusing on Israeli shortcomings while paying less attention to those of other

Media Cheat Sheet 10/5/2011

Yesterday, I began blogging the daily media roundups I already prepare for the HonestReporting staff’s in-house use. It covers a lot of the issues, trends in coverage, and developments I see in the course of the day. Commentary • Brett Schaefer (National Review) says US should withhold funds from UNESCO if the organization accepts the

Tuesday Morning Media Mix – 9/27/11

What to read before your work day begins? • Abbas Strikes Out — Despite the accolades, Mahmoud Abbas is having a tougher month than the Red Sox. • Is the ‘Palestine question’ still Palestinian? — One disgruntled Palestinian supporter sees right through the “Palestine Spring.” • East Jerusalem Palestinians Say UN Move Would Hurt Them;

WikiLeaks: Media Relations, Hezbollah Style

We’ve known about Hezbollah’s media strong-arm tactics with Western journalists. Even Nic Robertson admitted during the 2006 Lebanon War that he was a tool of Hezbollah. Now WikiLeaks paints an even bleaker for Taher Abbas, a journalist with the misfortune of living in — of all places — Beirut’s Dahiya neighborhood, where Hezbollah is based.

Dutch Reporters Abandon Ship Over Flotilla’s Own Press Restrictions

Disgusted by flotillista media restrictions, naivete, and deceit, Eric Beauchemin of Radio Netherlands (and two other Dutch journalists) abandoned ship rather than sail to Gaza. But I have worked as a journalist for the past 25 years, and never have I experienced such a closed organisation . . . Yesterday morning I had a final

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