Spring is here and Amman’s arts and culture agenda is getting packed. Aat (the network of women artists in Jordan) and Al-Balad Theater are organizing the International Women’s Day Festival, with activities throughout March; film screenings, workshops, and dance performances.
Saudi Government forbids media from reporting weekend's protests in a warning on reporting on demonstration
The Saudi Ministry of Interior Issued the Following Statement Today:
Based on recent attempts to circumvent rules, regulations, and procedures for illegal purposes, and confirming what was previously announced on January 27, 2009, the security spokesperson for the Ministry of Interior clarified that Saudi laws and regulations strictly prohibit all kinds of demonstrations, marches, protests, or calling for them, as they contradict with Islamic Shari’a principles and the values and norms of Saudi society. They also breach public order, harm public and private interest, infringe upon other people’s rights, and may lead to chaos, bloodshed, robbery, and put public and private property at risk.
So demonstrations are illegal!
The director of the London School of Economics (LSE) has stepped down the Guardian reports.
Sir Howard Davies resigned after fresh revelations that the institution had been involved in a deal worth £2.2m to train hundreds of young Libyans to become part of the country's future elite.
This news comes just as allegations of a dishonest doctorate submission By Saif al-Islam is plaguing the LSE, whose doctorate dissertation- shadowed by questions of authorial integrity given the subject material- is now available online.
How Aljazeera Developed Its Social Media Presence During The Revolutions
Links us to a report from Mashable on how Aljazeera learned on the go the importance of social media.
s I read it I kept thinking about our own TV stations in Lebanon. The only one that kind of understands the internet is MTV, but otherwise they all seem too attached to their old top-down, mass-media ways. This is unfortunately yet another manifestation of Lebanon’s bad internet infrastructure and culture..
On responsible reporting for the betterment of Lebanon's parking chaos.
A delayed but necessary comment on lessons learnt from Imad Atallah from the Daily star's actions after he wrote an article on how he scanned and photoshopped legal parking stubs from the park meter and replaced them with new expiration dates, without getting caught.
"I strongly believe that what Imad was not only wrong but very destructive and pointless. He has indirectly shown people a new way of tricking the system without getting caught and has shown himself as a bad example for others to follow..."
"What he should have done...."