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Media watchdog group launched in Papua New Guinea PDF Print

Date:  15th September 2009

Region/Country: Papua New Guinea

A media watchdog group was recently launched in Papua New Guinea to see that freedom of expression is upheld and not abused in the country, according to Pacific Scoop.

Members of the committee, called the Independent Media Standards Committee, were appointed in July and participated in a media ethics and paralegal training workshop in Lae.

Islam within Islam Shafeeq Ghabra PDF Print

Posted: September 12 

Region/Country: Kuwait

An article by Shafeeq Ghabra, a professor of political science at Kuwait University, distributed by the Common Ground News Service (CGNews) with permission from the author. The article covers Islam, modernity, feminism and other topics.


Arab-Western dialogue through literature: an interview with Ulrich Schreiber PDF Print

Posted: September, 10 

Region/Country: Germany

An interview with Ulrich Schreiber about literary communication between Europe and the Arab world.

Ghanaian Journalists Network focusing on children’s rights PDF Print

Posted: 30 September 2009

Region/Country: Ghana, Africa

Ghanaian youth and students of journalism interested in issues related to children’s rights can join a network of children’s rights journalists initiated by the Ghana Media Advocacy Programme (G-MAP). G-MAP is an NGO specializing in the protection of the rights of children and focusing on development of their potential.

Plan for Peace: Palestine’s Jewish Minority PDF Print

Posted: September 17, 2009 

Region/Country: Middle East and North Africa.

An article on Palestine's Jewish minority, written by Bill Glucroft. The article was written for the Common Ground News Service (CGNews). 

The Amazigh Question and National Identity in Morocco PDF Print

Posted: 30 September 2009

Region/Country: Morocco

This article by Said Bennis examines the evolution of the Amazighs’ place in Moroccan society, the complexities found in answering the Amazighs’ demands for rights and liberties. The monarchy is listening, but public authorities are not, resulting in a now rising radical line of Amazighs which only worsens the situation.

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