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2014-03-24 12:23:34

LONDON, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Power Infrastructure Tracker in Northern Africa Can the Region Diversify its Energy Mix Away from Fossil Fuels to the Benefit of Renewable Energies? Northern African countries need significant investments in their power infrastructure, as existing infrastructure cannot meet the increasing power demand. However, since early 2011, the year of the start of the Arab spring protests,...

2014-02-27 12:26:28

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Press Club lent its voice today to a worldwide appeal for Egyptian authorities to release all jailed journalists, including four from Al Jazeera who have been imprisoned for months. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080917/NPCLOGO "Journalism is not a crime--not in Egypt, not anywhere," National Press Club President Myron Belkind said. "We call upon the Egyptian government to ensure that these journalists, and all...

2014-01-13 16:23:30

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Press Club called today for the immediate release of five Al Jazeera journalists held prisoner in Egypt. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) "The ongoing imprisonment of these men and the continuing efforts of the Egyptian government to suppress Al Jazeera's reporting should be seen as anathema to supporters everywhere of the public's right to an independent and critical press," National Press...

2013-12-20 20:20:46

LONDON, December 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- London charity of Arab philanthropist H.E. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber has established an independent media training institute ahead of Yemen elections in 2014 A launch event to mark the opening of a training institute to promote free and non-partisan press reporting in Yemen was held at 61 Whitehall. The event was hosted by philanthropist His Excellency, Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber, who recognises the need to support...

2013-08-23 20:21:27

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world is looking on as Egypt's democratic transition appears to be unraveling. Once again, Egypt is in the midst of protests and turmoil, with violence and bloodshed even greater than during the 2011 uprising. That uprising brought an end to Hosni Mubarak's 30 year reign as president and offered hope that his authoritarian rule would give way to democracy. But with Egypt's democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi, ousted by the...

2013-08-15 09:37:01

The Arab Spring A new movement of young Egyptian Muslim committed to voluntary social work has given many young people a stronger social and political consciousness, and the courage to change the country. This is the conclusion of anthropologist Sara Lei Sparre from the University of Copenhagen in her newly submitted PhD thesis. She followed a group of young Egyptians before and after the historic protests in the Tahrir Square in 2011 leading to the fall of President Mubarak. During the...

2013-04-02 12:59:34

As the long-term impact of the Arab Spring continues to take shape, research from political scientists at Princeton University and New York University warns that the protests that swept across the Middle East and North Africa could mark more of an isolated occurrence than a permanent rise of people power in the region. In a paper published online in January by the American Journal of Political Science, "People Power or a One-Shot Deal? A Dynamic Model of Protest," Princeton politics...

2013-01-22 08:25:56

NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Human rights activists and advocates for journalistic accuracy are holding a press conference in Washington to call on Congress to investigate the controversial sale of Al Gore's Current TV to "Terror TV" channel Al Jazeera. The "Investigate Al Jazeera Now" press conference will convene at 1PM on Tuesday, February 5 at the National Press Club, 529 14th St. Northwest. The event will feature Pamela Geller, Executive Director of the American...

2013-01-17 12:24:19

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bahrain's Ambassador to the United States Houda Nonoo released the following statement today on her blog: ProPublica, the highly respected independent investigative journalism organization, has stumbled badly in its recent reporting on U.S. military sales to Bahrain. An article written by Justin Elliot and posted Tuesday, January 15(th) on their website misleads its readers by omitting easily available facts that would have disproved the...

2013-01-04 12:22:43

NEW YORK, Jan. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has ongoing concerns about the pan-Arab satellite network Al Jazeera, which it says has "a troubling record" of providing a platform to all manner of virulent anti-Israel and even anti-Semitic extremists and of serving as a propaganda tool against the State of Israel, particularly in its Arabic-language broadcasts. While it is true that Al Jazeera has toned down its anti-Israel propaganda in the network's...