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Is Syria’s post-Revolution journalism scene in crisis?
October 25, 2017
Source: LinkedIn
Middle East media analysts say Syria’s emerging media sector is feeding an appetite for unbiased reporting, despite the challenges facing Syrian news organizations starting up during the current Syrian conflict. “The general performance is not that gloomy,” said Ayman Mhanna, Executive Director of the SKeyes Center for Media and Cultural Freedom - Samir Kassir Foundation Freedom, at the launch of the preliminary report. The Beirut-based organization partnered with the Friedrich Nauman

Israeli forces raid several Palestinian media production companies
October 22, 2017
Source: Committee to Protect Journalists
Avichay Adraee, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) spokesperson for Arabic Media, said in a statement published on an IDF Facebook account on October 18, 2017 that at least eight Palestinian telecom and production companies were raided, but he did not specify the companies’ names. Adraee said 11 offices of the companies were raided because they provide services to the Hamas-affiliated stations Al-Aqsa and Al-Quds, which incite against Israel.In early morning raids in several West Bank cities, Isr

Two Kurdish reporters killed on duty by car bombings in eastern Syria
October 17, 2017
Source: Committee to Protect Journalists
Kurdish journalists Dilshan Ibash and Hawker Faisal Mohammed died from injuries sustained during October 12, 2017 suicide car bomb attacks that occurred in the eastern Syrian village of Abu Fas, where the two reporters were covering civilian displacement, according to their employer, Hawar News Agency, and the Syrian Journalists Association.Ibash died at the scene of the attack on the Al-Kharafi road that links the Syrian cities of Al-Hasaka and Deir Ezzor. Mohammed died the next day at a hospit

First-ever Global Survey of News Tech Reveals Perilous Digital Skills Gap
October 9, 2017
Source: International Center for Journalists
In an era of fake news, digital security threats and competition for audience attention, journalists and newsrooms lack the technology skills to meet the challenges they face, revealed the first-ever global survey on the adoption of new technologies in news media.The results from The State of Technology in Global Newsrooms, a study conducted by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), showed which regions are the leaders and laggards in digital technology adoption, among other findings.