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Media in Libya and Targeting Journalists

By Iqbal Tamimi

Since the People's Revolution broke out in Libya on February 17th, at least 15 cases of journalists’ arrests and four attacks on journalists were reported, besides two attacks against media outlets and the brutal assassination of two journalists.


One of the Egyptian reporters working in Libya, advised other journalists during a television interview not to reveal their identities, and not to mention that…


Added by Iqbal Tamimi on April 8, 2011 at 12:30 — No Comments

Sudden Changes to the Egyptian Press after the Revolution

By Iqbal Tamimi

Director of the Arab Women Media Watch Centre in the UK

THE Egyptian press changed in one very obvious way when Mubarak’s reign ended. His wife, Suzanne Mubarak, suddenly disappeared from the front pages.

News of the First Lady’s ‘activities’ had been regularly reported by…


Added by Iqbal Tamimi on March 19, 2011 at 11:03 — No Comments

BCfm Radio in UK Discusses Citizen Media’s Role in the Middle East Uprisings

Iqbal Tamimi, Tony Gosling and Martin Summers at BCfm Radio (Friday Drivetime)


BCfm Radio in UK Discusses Citizen Media’s Role in the Middle East Uprisings

By Iqbal Tamimi

Clearly the latest events of the uprisings in the Middle East and…


Added by Iqbal Tamimi on February 26, 2011 at 21:00 — No Comments

Al Jazeera Journalists Publish their Testimonies in a Book contradicting the BBC version of the attack on the ‘Mavi Marmara’

Al Jazeera Journalists Publish their Testimonies in a Book contradicting the BBC version of the attack on the ‘Mavi Marmara’

By Iqbal Tamimi

The BBC Panorama report ‘Death in the Med’ covered by Jane Corbin met an extensive criticism for its clear bias in favour of the… Continue

Added by Iqbal Tamimi on December 28, 2010 at 12:30 — No Comments

Arab League Declaration of Expatriates: Not in Our Name!


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Added by Iqbal Tamimi on December 26, 2010 at 14:08 — No Comments

Media Corruption and Reporting the Elections of Iraq on Television Channels



Added by Iqbal Tamimi on December 23, 2010 at 19:30 — No Comments

Bullying and high-jacking Muslim women’s voice in UK live on air

First Published: 2010-12-19

The encounter between Dr Halla Diyab and Alhiwar TV presenter Saleh Al Azraq tells a lot about the male dominated, self-righteous…


Added by Iqbal Tamimi on December 19, 2010 at 11:46 — 3 Comments

Women in Jordan’s Elections and Media Coverage

Women have little chance of leading or representing others in a tribal society that nourishes male dominance.

Aljazeera has published a news report online, Nov 10, 2010, about the results of the elections in Jordan. Its comprehensive report mentioned: The ‘loyalists’ of King Abdullah II, the opposition Islamic Action Front (IAF), the tribal-linked candidates, the opposition political parties other than the IAF, Jordan’s… Continue

Added by Iqbal Tamimi on November 14, 2010 at 15:30 — 2 Comments

Palestinian women photojournalists

“Palestinian women started taking photographs of families and holy places, ceremonies and weddings, but ended up taking pictures of bodies of killed young children, shelled schools ruined homes, and lots of blood”

In many developed parts of the world, the camera is a welcomed technology that’s a personal must have – be it a digital SLR or having the camera function in our mobile phones and laptops. In some parts of the world, the camera is as powerful as a gun and reason for… Continue

Added by Iqbal Tamimi on October 28, 2010 at 9:00 — 2 Comments

A UK Conference: What’s The Blogging Story?

By Iqbal Tamimi

Would bloggers be interested in joining a trade union such as the National Union of Journalists (NUJ)? What NUJ members feel about such proposal? Do bloggers need a body to represent them?

These questions and many more were discussed during a two day conference I have been invited to as a blogger on Palestinian Mothers network, a journalist and a researcher in the field of Arab women blogging… Continue

Added by Iqbal Tamimi on October 27, 2010 at 12:09 — No Comments

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