Archive for October 29th, 2010

Tunisia launches award for best pro-women film

October 29, 2010
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Tunisia has launched an award for the best short film dealing with the causes of Arab women. The launch, an initiative of Leila Ben Ali, Tunisia’s First Lady and chairwoman of the Arab Women’s Organisation, coincides with the holding of the Carthage Cinema Days, a biennial festival where awards are handed to outstanding films...
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Saudi activist commends media in the Gulf

October 29, 2010
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Saudi activist commends media in the Gulf

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/saudi-arabia/saudi-activist-commends-media-in-the-gulf-1.703284 Arabian Gulf media is now open enough to report on matters that were considered taboo up to a recent time, a Saudi activist has said. “There was a time when writing about sensitive issues had limitations, but these have been stretched in recent times, Nimah Al Nawwab said. “Common problems such as abuse,...
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Kuwait reiterates commitment to boycott of Israel

October 29, 2010
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http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/kuwait/kuwait-reiterates-commitment-to-boycott-of-israel-1.703114 A senior Kuwaiti customs official has reaffirmed his country’s commitment to the Arab League’s boycott of Israel. “The State of Kuwait is keen on regular participation in the meetings of the Arab League’s Central Boycott Office,” Walid Khalid Al Sabej, head of Kuwait’s Customs Southern Ports Directorate, said. “The office plays a crucial...
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10 outstanding Arabs to get achievement awards

October 29, 2010
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http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/qatar/10-outstanding-arabs-to-get-achievement-awards-1.702749 Ten outstanding Arabs are to be commended in the 2011 Takreem Arab Achievement Awards recently launched in Doha. At the launch, Takreem business development manager Claudia Berberi said: “Our main objective is not only to communicate the true identity of Arabs, but also to become a major source of inspiration for present and...
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Bahrain’s elections: What is at stake?

October 29, 2010
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http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/bahrain/q-a-bahrain-s-parliamentary-elections-second-round-1.703617 How many constituencies are up for grabs? Nine: Three in the Central Governorate, four in Muharraq Governorate, one in the Northern Governorate and one in the Southern Governorate. Who is running in the second round? Nine candidates from three political societies: Al Asala, the Islamic Menbar and the National Democratic Action Society “Waad”....
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Al Asala rules out alliance with liberals

October 29, 2010
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http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/bahrain/al-asala-rules-out-alliance-with-liberals-1.703599 Adel Al Mouawda, a prominent politician from Al Asala, the Salafi society, has ruled out an alliance with liberals ahead of the second round of elections on Saturday in Bahrain. “The allegations that I was working out a deal with the liberals are unfounded and lack credibility,” Al Mouawda said. “There is no...
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Al Asala, Islamic Menbar join forces in Bahrain

October 29, 2010
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http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/bahrain/al-asala-islamic-menbar-join-forces-in-bahrain-1.703600 Al Asala and the Islamic Menbar, the two biggest parties which lost in the first round of the parliamentary elections last week, have agreed to join forces to guarantee their chairmen winning. Al Asala, the flagship of Salafism in Bahrain, and the Islamic Menbar, an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, had dismal results...
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Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
Career
Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
Teaching career:
  • Monastir (Tunisia)
  • University of Bahrain
Education
  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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