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Palestinian journalist Motasem Dalloul shot while covering Gaza protests
May 15, 2018
Source: Committee to Protect Journalists
Motasem Ahmed Dalloul, a reporter for the pro-Palestinian Middle East Monitor and manager of the news website Days of Palestine, was hit by a live round fired by the Israel Defense Forces while covering a protest east of Gaza City [on Friday, May 11, 2018], according to his employer and to reports shared by journalists and news outlets on social media.Dalloul, who was shot in the abdomen, was taken to Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza, local journalist Saud Abu Ramadan told the Committee to Protect Jour

More steps needed for women’s participation: EU
May 9, 2018
Author: Finbar Anderson
Source: The Daily Star
The EU Election Observation Mission emphasized the need for further measures to support women’s inclusion in Lebanese politics and greater supervision of the media and campaign finances, in its preliminary statement released Tuesday. “It’s clear that more needs to be done to facilitate the participation of women in politics in this country,” chief observer of the mission Elena Valenciano said.“Despite the big increase in female candidates in 2018 and the small increase in female MPs, t

The long tradition of fake news in Lebanon
April 25, 2018
Author: Finbar Anderson
Source: The Daily Star
The term “fake news” was named the Collins Dictionary Word of the Year in 2017, with a 365 percent rise in usage compared to the year before. But despite increasing attention to the phenomenon, many working in Lebanese media consider fake news a symptom of deep-rooted problems that have existed in the region for decades.“Whenever we talk about fake news we should talk about fact checking,” said Layal Bahnam, project manager for the Maharat Foundation, which is holding a conference on “

FBI offers $1M for info on US reporter missing in Syria
April 20, 2018
Author: Sadie Gurman and Jamie Stengle
Source: Associated Press
Federal authorities for the first time are offering a reward for information leading to an American journalist who has been missing in Syria for more than five years. The reward is up to $1 million.Austin Tice, of Houston, Texas, disappeared in August 2012 while covering Syria’s civil war. A video released a month later showed him blindfolded and held by armed men saying “Oh, Jesus.” He has not been heard from since.Tice is a former Marine who has reported for The Washington Post, McClatch