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The Lady from Tel Aviv

The Lady from Tel Aviv Author:Raba'i Al-Madhoun
Published:1 July 2013
Publisher:Telegram Books
Paperback:288 pages
ISBN-13:978-1846590917

Review by Maha Salah

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London seminar suggests that satellite interference should become criminalised under international law

MEMO SeminarExperts and professionals from the world of broadcasting in Europe and the Middle East came together on Thursday for a Middle East Monitor-organised seminar in London on the issue of satellite jamming and censorship.

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Film Review: The Mulberry House

The Mulberry HouseWhen Sara Ishaq returns to Yemen after ten years abroad reconnecting with the Scottish half of her roots she finds the country she grew up is on the brink of a revolution. It's 2011 and the infectious spirit of the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt has reached the peninsula – the people want an end to corruption.

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Monthly Media Digest - April 2013

One of this month's biggest pieces of news was the resignation of Western backed Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad. There were widespread hunger strikes in Israeli prisons in protest against the death of an inmate suffering from cancer who had also faced medical neglect by the Israeli authorities, while hunger striker, Samer Issawi, ended his hunger strike following a deal struck with the same authorities.

Writing about the resignation of Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, NYT columnist Thomas L Friedman described it as "very bad news". Unelected Fayyad, you see, "was the 'Arab Spring' before there was an Arab Spring". This was a prime example of the conundrum facing Western liberals who want to export democracy but only if the right people win elections.

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Thorough surveillance: The genesis of Israeli policies of population management, surveillance and political control

Thorough surveillance: The genesis of Israeli policies of population management, surveillance and political control Author:Ahmad H. Sa'di
Published:30 November 2013
Publisher:Manchester University Press
Hardback:224 pages
ISBN-13:978-0719090585

Review by Ramona Wadi

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Live Blog: MEMO Seminar: Censorship by satellite jamming during times of conflict

MEMO Seminar:

Censorship by satellite jamming during times of conflict: Egypt's coup and the struggle facing agencies and journalists

Live blog from our seminar in London.

Adam Bebars will be covering the seminar live from 10.00am GMT on the 27th of March 2014

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Film Review: Return to Homs

Film Review: Return to HomsHoms, the Capital of the Revolution

Abdul Basset Saroot, goalkeeper of the Syrian national youth football team turned armed opposition fighter, is now classed as a terrorist by Bashar Al-Assad. The army raided his neighbourhood to find him, killing his older brother and destroying his family home when they refused to surrender.

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