Posted by: Katie
These make for some interesting reads on internet, media, and some opinions on the current happenings in the Middle East:
- Columbia Journalism Review–Does the Path to Middle East Peace Stop in Doha?
An examination of Doha-based Al Jazeera News and its influence on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict–a really good read and an interesting topic.
- Business Week–Cyberactivists get Help from Youtube, U.S. to Thwart Oppression
On the State Department’s funding of finding new ways to circumvent online censorship, particularly for internet-users living under authoritarian regimes. Like Iran.
- Ethan Zuckerman–Internet Freedeom: Beyond Circumvention
Zuckerman, a senior fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society and one of the founders of Global Voices, picks apart the State Department’s funding of online censorship circumvention. Also a very good read.
- Michael Dunn: Patriarchal Dynamite: the Hebron/Bethlehem Heritage Sites Issue
Michael Dunn, editor of the Middle East Journal, ponders Netanyahu’s reasoning behind naming two sites holy to both Judaism and Islam as Israeli National Heritage sites.
- AFP: ElBaradei: ‘Ready to Face Mubarak in Egypt Poll’
An update on ElBaradei, going into more detail than my previous post on the exact constitutional obstacles facing the former IAEA head in running for president in Egypt.