Monthly Archives: September 2012

Veiled TV Presenter and the Power Puzzle in Egypt

by Nagwa Abdallah Fatma Nabil, who wears a headscarf (hijab) while reading the news on Egyptian state television, has been covered intensely not only in the Egyptian media but also in regional and international media. Most headlines were similar to … Continue reading

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Germany and the U.S.: An Economic Connection

by Eva Harder Maybe it’s crude, but this picture sheds some light on the German economy. Engraved onto one of Düsseldorf’s city street walls, the old German maxim that reads, “Dies Marchen Wird Wohl Niemals Wahr. Das Leben Lehrt Sei … Continue reading

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A New Way to Get Palestinian News

by Laurin-Whitney Gottbrath ”They think we are terrorists,” Palestinians would say when I asked what they thought the outside world thought of them.  And when I asked why, they would say, “That’s what the media calls us.” After living in … Continue reading

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A Juanes of all trades? Art meets news in Colombia

Photo: Juanes Tiny Desk Concert, by Mike Katzif (mikekatzif) via Flickr, using a Creative Commons license. by Allison Dickinson As the saying goes, if you can walk, you can dance; if you can talk, you can sing. If you can … Continue reading

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French Gastronomic Meal Receives UNESCO Laurels.

by Odna Brinsly What comes to mind when you hear the words French cuisine mentioned? Is it escargot, French toast, or a carefully planned meal consisting of a multiple array of dishes?  Whichever of these it may be, it has … Continue reading

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