What Others Say

On August 1, Carmia joined a blog on BBC Arabic that includes two Lebanese and one other Israeli (Lisa Goldman, author of the superb Tel Aviv-based Ontheface blog). The blog, initiated by Egyptian BBC journalist Mustafa Menshawy, is a laudable attempt to bring more nuanced pictures of the conflict to Arab audiences. The participants post on a daily basis and their contributions are then translated into Arabic. http://kishkushim.blogspot.com/2006_07_01_archive.html

BBC Arabic Interviews DoctorZin

Mustafa Menshawy, BBC Arabic.com:

The BBC published a panel of webloggers representing a variety of Middle East countries. They interviewed each of us. They include: Egypt, Jordan, Iraq (our friends at Iraq the Model), Iraqi blog in Britain, Palestine, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and an Iran blog in the US. Our site represented Iran. I was told that the interview is good, but since it was published in Arabic, I would appreciate it if one of our readers could translate the interview for us. You may send a translation to me here. http://regimechangeiniran.com/2006/07/bbc-arabic-interviews-doctorzi/

Egypt Today story:

WON, the 2005 Lorenzo Natali Prize in the Arab World, Lebanon and Israel, by Egyptian journalist Mustafa El-Menshawy. El-Menshawy placed second after Lebanese Anne-Marie Jazzar El-Hage for his story “Growing Anger at Arrests” published by Al-Ahram Weekly. The prize is an annual award commemorating Lorenzo Natali, a former European commissioner for development and a fervent defender of human rights. The prize is given to 15 journalists from around the world for their commitment to human rights and democracy issues. http://www.egypttoday.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=6622

Arab World, Lebanon & Israel

1st Prize : Anne-Marie JAZZAR EL-HAGE (Lebanon)

« Droits de l’homme : le drame des libanais détenus dans les geôles syriennes » published in L’Orient – Le Jour

2nd Prize: Mustafa EL MENSHAWY (Egypt)

« Growing Anger at Arrests » published in Al-Ahram Weekly http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/06/296&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en

Europe Monitoring Centre on Racism & Xenophobia:

The Impact of 7 July 2005 London Bomb Attacks on Muslim Communities:  Page 27, Footnote quotes Mustafa El-Menshawy http://eumc.europa.eu/eumc/material/pub/London/London-Bomb-attacks.pdf

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