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WERE HONORED JOURNALISTS REALLY TERRORISTS?

May 14, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Washington D.C.’s Newseum, a museum dedicated to the news media, announced on Monday that it will reevaluate its decision to include the names of two al-Aqsa cameramen in its tribute to 84 journalists who died in the line of duty in 2012. The two, Hussam Salama and Mahmoud Al-Kumi, were killed in an Israeli airstrike […]

NY TIMES MEDIA COLUMNIST BLASTS ISRAEL’S ATTACK ON JOURNALISTS

November 26, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

New York Times media columnist David Carr has added his voice to those condemning Israel’s acknowledged targeting and killing of three employees of Hamas news organizations last week. A spokeswoman for the Israeli Defense Forces described the journalists as “people who have relevance to terror activity.” Commented Carr in a column on Sunday: “So it […]

ISRAEL ADMITS IT TARGETED HAMAS JOURNALISTS

November 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Three journalists were killed in Gaza today (Wednesday) — only this time Israel admitted that they were targeted, pointing out that they represented members of the Hamas media. Britain’s Guardian newspaper said two were killed while covering events in the Al-Shifaa district of central Gaza when their vehicle was struck by Israeli war planes. They […]

IS ISRAEL TARGETING JOURNALISTS IN GAZA?

November 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Tensions continued to mount between the news media and Israel today (Tuesday) as airstrikes on Gaza hit a building housing the headquarters of several news organizations. The attack was aimed at heading the media operations of the militant group Islamic Jihad, and it succeeded. Israel said that it had killed Ramez Harb, the group’s media […]

3 DOESN’T GET PAST TWO

August 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

After drawing the lowest ratings for the network for any show in modern ratings history, CBS has yanked its Sunday-night dating/reality show 3 after just two episodes. While the new show faced an overwhelming challenge from the Olympics, the network apparently felt that the core group of viewers at which it was aimed — women […]

CHINESE MOVIE THEATERS TO PRESENT LIVE U.S. OPERAS

August 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Movie theaters in China have been added to the National CineMedia (NCM) network that is scheduled to present 11 live and pre-recorded Metropolitan Opera productions during the 2011-12 Met season, the company announced Tuesday. China is one of five countries added to the foreign lineup and its addition may provide a wedge in China’s policy […]

ISRAEL DETAINS AL-JAZEERA REPORTER; REPORTERS GROUP IRATE

August 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has demanded that Israel clarify why it is holding Samer Allawi, al-Jazeera’s bureau chief in Kabul, Afghanistan. The CPJ said on Monday that Allawi was arrested at a border crossing while returning from a vacation in the West Bank city of Nablus. Mohamed Abdel Dayem, the CPJ […]

ISRAEL-BASED JOURNALISTS CONDEMN WARNING ON COVERAGE

June 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Foreign Press Association, a group representing the news media in Israel, has condemned the Israeli government’s warning that it will punish journalists covering a 10-ship flotilla that is planning an attempt to defy the Israeli blockade of Gaza later this month. The flotilla is expected to carry up to 500 passengers, who include The […]

FESTIVAL TO VON TRIER: NO YOU CANNES’T

May 18, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Danish director Lars Von Trier who won the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or in 2000 for Dancer in the Dark, caused as much befuddlement at a Cannes news conference today (Wednesday) as his latest movie, Melancholia, did when it was screened for the press a few hours earlier. The movie, in which Kirsten Dunst plays […]

IRAN JAMMING BBC’S EGYPTIAN BROADCASTS

February 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The BBC charged today (Friday) that Iran is jamming its Persian language television broadcasts from Egypt. In a statement, BBC World Service Director Peter Horrocks said, “This jamming should stop immediately. It is wrong that our significant Iranian audience is being denied impartial news and information from BBC Persian TV. … It is clear from […]

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