Archive for April 8th, 2010

Ramallah street named after Yahya Ayyash despite Israeli objection

April 8, 2010
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The Palestinian Authority slammed on Thursday Israeli Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s response to a decision to name a Ramallah street after Hamas activist Yahya Ayyash, saying Israel was absurdly using the term incitement. “Israel is using the term incitement in an absurd manner, which indicates the Israeli government’s distress,” the PA press office wrote...
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Qatar to draft new media legislation to supplant 1979 law

April 8, 2010
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Qatar is drafting a new media law that will cover all forms of information dissemination, the minister of culture, arts and heritage has said. “The information sector in Qatar has seen great changes and is no longer confined to traditional media,” Hamad Al Kawari said. “Today, it includes electronic media and other modern ways...
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Qatar revises visa-on-arrival scheme, makes it mandatory for British and US citizens to have entry visas before travelling to Doha

April 8, 2010
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Qatar has revised its visa-on-arrival scheme, making it mandatory for British and US citizens to obtain entry visas before travelling to Doha. Nationals from countries that do not offer Qataris visas upon their arrival will also have to apply for visas to enter Doha, Qatari media have reported. The new visa regime will be...
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Qatari diplomat was “on official embassy mission, not engaged in any dangerous activity”

April 8, 2010
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Qatar’s ambassador to the US has warned against reckless judgements and assumptions, saying that the Qatari diplomat held by the US for suspicious behaviour was on an official diplomatic mission and not engaged in any dangerous activity.  “We respect the necessity of special security precautions involving air travel, but this diplomat was travelling to...
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Bahrain imposes blackout on BlackBerry news sharing

April 8, 2010
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Bahrain is imposing a ban on BlackBerry sharing of local news, saying that users needed an official licence. Abdullah Yateem, the culture and information ministry assistant undersecretary for press and publication, said that the decision was taken to avoid confusion and chaos. “News about incidents and other issues were disseminated in Bahrain through mobile...
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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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