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Opinion: Tunisia’s little black book scandal

Opinion: Tunisia’s little black book scandal

The Tunisian presidency did not hold up for long. Only weeks after publishing the “black book,” a list of journalists and media organizations who were complicit in supporting former president Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali and his regime, the current presidency announced it...
Russian opposition leader Navalny released

Russian opposition leader Navalny released

Russia, AP—A Russian court on Friday released opposition leader Alexei Navalny from custody less than 24 hours after he was convicted of embezzlement and sentenced to five years in prison. The release came after a surprise request by prosecutors, who said that because...
Arms and the Media

Arms and the Media

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—A UK-based blogger is playing a surprisingly large role in shaping the world’s coverage of the conflict in Syria, though physically far removed from the conflict and viewing it primarily through YouTube videos. Eliot Higgins, who maintains the...