History finds news coming out of Arab countries to be rather abundant, but when it comes to how Arab countries receive news/information about themselves and the outside world, how much do we really know? As part of a rigorous study on the assimilation of news and information in the area, Northwestern University in Qatar has published a series of visualizations based on data...
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To understand the magnitude of what Egyptian columnist Khalid Muntasir has done, it helps to get a taste of what most Egyptian and Arab media are like. In Egypt, expressions of vicious anti-Semitism are not just acceptable, they are commonplace. Mohamed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood leader and now president of Egypt, was famously captured on tape describing Jews as the...
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Around 10,000 fans will be allowed into Alexandria's Borg El Arab Stadium to watch Egypt take on Zimbabwe in a 2014 World Cup qualifier,
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Submitted by Steve Hass of TheDiplomat.com Why Wasn’t There A Chinese Spring? It has now been two years since the self-immolation of the Tunisian street vendor, Mohamed Bouazizi, provided the spark that set the Arab world aflame. A wave of protests spread throughout the region in quick succession and led to the overthrow of long ruling autocrats in Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen,...
(3 months ago)
American public opinion has soured on Egypt, with one-half of all American voters now holding an unfavorable view of that country and its leadership. This was not always the case. My brother John Zogby and I have been measuring American attitudes toward the Arab World for two decades. For much of that time, Egypt had the highest ratings of any country in the region. In...
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The first Kenya presidential debate was held Monday between eight different candidates and followed by millions of Kenyans.
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OXFORD -- The wave of revolts that swept across the Arab world two years ago were fueled by demands for freedom, bread, and social justice. But, although the revolutions toppled dictators and transformed societies, these core objectives remain as distant as ever. In fact, the economic challenges facing the Arab Spring countries have become even more pressing, weighing...
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Defense chief to meet Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood-backed leader as post-Arab Spring gov't struggles with a still-divided nation
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Combining original research with first-person stories of housewives, young virgins, activists and sex therapists, "Sex and the Citadel" provides an account of a sensitive aspect of Arab society. As change sweeps across the Arab world, there are a variety of lenses through which to examine these changes: religious, cultural, political, economic. Shereen El Feki has chosen a...
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Three weeks before they go to the polls, millions of Kenyans watched and listened to the nation’s first-ever presidential debate, with the two front-running candidates trading barbs over the looming trial of one of them in the International Criminal Court.
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