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Al Jazeera in Arabic presenter resigns over ‘incitement’

Al Jazeera in Arabic presenter resigns over 'incitement' This was confirmed to us by Al Jazeera employees, but the network has not officially commented on the resignation. wardasahra: Ghassan Bin Jeddo director of al-Jazeera’s office in Beirut...

Forum: Media and Arab Revolutions – Role and Impact

Forum: Media and Arab Revolutions - Role and ImpactThe Doha Centre for Media Freedom is hosting a public forum on May 2 at the Sharq Village & Spa, in part to mark World Press Freedom...

Is FIFA on the wrong side of the Arab Spring?

Qatar should share the World Cup with poorer Arab countries, Jerusalem-based journalist and Wall Street Journal/Marketwatch columnist Amotz Asa-El asserts this week in a commentary piece that is sure to ruffle some feathers here...

Qatar’s upcoming elections: Is there a point?

Campaign billboards are popping up across Qatar as election day approaches. But getting people excited about May 10 hasn’t been easy. This is Qatar’s fourth election since 1999, when the Emir issued a decree that...

Using social media for evil – bullies of the Gulf

Prolific tweeter Sultan Al-Qassemi asserts as diplomatically as possible that a new era of McCarthyism is on the rise in Gulf social media. In a piece published in Gulf News yesterday, the non-resident fellow at the...

Qatar: Let’s treat maids better

Manpower agencies are cheering as Qatar looks set to pass a historic new law protecting maids’ rights. There is currently no law regulating domestic help in Qatar. Maids are not required to sign contracts with their...
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