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Posts on ‘February 22nd, 2007’

Egypt Government's War on Speech

Reuters: Egyptian blogger jailed for insulting Islam. An Alexandria court sentenced an Egyptian blogger to four years in jail on Thursday for insulting both Islam and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Abdel Karim Suleiman, a 22-year-old former law student who has been in custody since November, was the first blogger to stand trial in Egypt for […]

Reuters Africa: An Advance for Journalism

Big, big news in journalism today: First, read this press release from Reuters about the launch of its Reuters Africa site. The mission: to cover Africa in detail and from all angles, to give a wider sense of the issues and their contexts, and to explore the individual countries and cultures. Reuters Africa will target […]

Rethinking Media Education

(This posting first appeared as a guest column in PR Week.) The university where I’m co-teaching a course this semester is one of several in the nation currently engaged in a ritual that comes around to all such institutions from time to time: finding and hiring a new journalism dean. These searches will, I hope, […]