Syrian regime forced Hariri to sell his An Nahar shares

After testifying Monday  at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon that the conflict over the Syrian presence in Lebanon had paved the way for the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in 2005,  MP Marwan Hamadeh resumed on Tuesday his testimony before STL , focusing on Syria’s hegemony over Lebanon, according to Lebanese media reports . […]


Egypt’s media are demonising the Muslim Brotherhood as the state’s worst enemy. News reports are claiming the fundamentalist group plans to plunge the country into chaos if its candidate does not emerge as the winner from a presidential runoff. Results of the weekend election were set to be announced on Thursday, but officials postponed the […]

UN chief leads outrage over media deaths

UN leader Ban Ki-moon on Thursday led international outrage at the growing number of journalist killings, as the bodies of two dead photographers were found in Mexico on World Press Freedom Day. Ban told a press freedom at the UN headquarters that journalists now face “dire threats” and highlighted that more than 60 were killed […]

Corruption in Arab governments focus of new TV station

In a media environment where television channels are frequently accused of taking sides, a new station based here and aiming to capture an audience across the Arabic-speaking world is promising a counterweight to the current giants of the industry, which are owned by conservative Persian Gulf governments.

Mass resignations by Al Jazeera female anchors over dress code

Five female anchors at Al Jazeera satellite channel have resigned over conflicts with management over “delicate issue”, including their looks and dresses. Jumana Nammour (Lebanon), Luna Al Shibl (Syria), Lina Zahr Al Deen (Lebanon), Jullinar Mousa (Lebanon) and Nawfar Afli (Tunisia) were among a group of eight women working for the Doha-based pan-Arab channel who […]