New in Ceasefire - Tuesday, November 23, 2010 19:34 - 0 Comments
In this week's 'Middle East Chronicles', Chris Bowles takes a look at next Sunday's Egyptian parliamentary elections, which have been publicised by the ageing ruling party as being "freer and fairer”. As Bowles argues, with a regime that has enjoyed 32 consecutive years in power, people can be forgiven for their scepticism.
Arts & Culture, Columns, CounterSpin, Politics - Sunday, September 5, 2010 2:10 - 8 CommentsIn the first of his 'Counterspin' series of columns, Ceasefire Deputy Editor Musab Younis examines the effect that increasingly concentrated media ownership is having on the reliability and accuracy of news reporting. He asks whether systematic distortion could be linked to the ownership structure of the press - and, if so, what prospects there are for a new popular, democratic media.
Columns, Sabir on Security - Friday, September 3, 2010 20:58 - 2 CommentsOf all the ill-fated initiatives and programmes introduced by the previous government in its attempt to "fight terrorism", nothing has been as disastrously counter-productive as the 'Prevent' strategy. As Rizwaan Sabir argues, this is a programme that was designed, and implemented, as a direct attack on the Muslim community as a whole. Its demise cannot come too soon.
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