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My Recent Article on Huffington Post

8th Anniversary of Sept 11: Do We Understand Them?

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Two weeks before the 8th anniversary of the tragedy of Sept. 11, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen told military members that "Muslims abroad live in fear of terror but at the same time doubt the… Continue

Added by Mohamed Elmenshawy on October 2, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Follow responses to Barack Obama's historic Cairo speech LIVE - ردود الأفعال تجاه خطاب الرئيس الأمريكي باراك أوباما

Barack Obama has a pretty daunting task ahead of him if he is to win over the Muslim world in one speech.

But Time’s reporting his approval ratings are sky high.

So how will his all-crucial speech in Cairo on Thursday be received by the people of the region?

We are looking for new volunteer translators and citizen reporters (in addition to any existing Meedanis) to help report and translate reactions to Barack Obama’s speech in Cairo on Thursday 4… Continue

Added by George Weyman on June 3, 2009 at 7:49pm — 2 Comments

Obama can't please everyone, all the time

Added by Mirette F. Mabrouk on June 3, 2009 at 6:04pm — No Comments

Meedan Citizen Editor's toolkit for Arab US journalism

Chris Blow, Meedan's Design Lead has been working for Meedan on a project called Swift. When Ethan Zuckerman says, 'this most certainly is a big deal,' we think our optimism is warranted.

Whether it is cast as an early foray into computational journalism or a tool for taking some of the noise out of the real-time web, we are looking forward to seeing this tool released into the world in the coming weeks.

Chris has put up a… Continue

Added by Ed Bice on May 16, 2009 at 11:35am — No Comments

"Guardian to swap paper for Twitter": From the April 1, 2009 Guardian

Highlights from the Guardian's Twitterised news archive


OMG first successful transatlantic air flight wow, pretty cool! Boring day

otherwise *sigh*

"...According to unconfirmed rumours, Jim Buckmaster, the chief executive of Craigslist, will next month announce plans for a new system of telepathy-based social networking that is expected to render Twitter obsolete within… Continue

Added by Lawrence Pintak on April 20, 2009 at 12:27pm — No Comments

My Twitter ID


Added by Amr El-Kahky on April 15, 2009 at 10:54pm — No Comments

does new technology need old standards?

while we're busy adopting all this wonderful new technology, at some point, it might be a good idea to figure out how it can be made more reliable.

Added by Mirette F. Mabrouk on April 15, 2009 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Twitter ID


Added by Charlie Firestone on April 15, 2009 at 4:05pm — 1 Comment

Post your Twitter ID's here!

I'm Joi

Added by Joi Ito on April 15, 2009 at 11:26am — 9 Comments

Hey, what Twitter tag should we be using?

Maybe #arabusmedia ?


Added by Craig Newmark on April 14, 2009 at 7:45am — 5 Comments

A way to be famous

With our meeting coming up tomorrow, I thought I'd share this article - written by a close friend and colleague of mine - with you all. Sara Khorshid is an Arab Muslim woman, and she wrote this article in The Daily News Egypt. I believe the article is very relevant to what we will be discussing over the next couple of days.


Commentary:… Continue

Added by Mohammed Yahia on April 13, 2009 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Dubai bashing and 'what-aboutery'

I wasn't going to write a blog post until I had more experience, but I reached the limit of what I can say in 140 character Twitter responses. Everyone has been sending me links to the Guardian article and the article in The… Continue

Added by Joi Ito on April 12, 2009 at 10:11pm — 2 Comments

Documentary about Virtual Newsroom at American University in Cairo Premieres Today

“Virtual Journalism: Inside the Virtual Newsroom of the American University in Cairo,” a documentary covering the launch of AUC’s virtual newsroom, premiered today at the Virtual Journalism Conference at the Murrow School of Journalism at Washington State University. A nice write-up of the premier and the broader project, a collaboration between Forum members Larry Pintak of the Kamal Adham Center for Journalism and Research and Dancing Ink Productions’ Joshua Fouts, appears on… Continue

Added by Amy Garmer on April 7, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Conference Background Readings

The following links constitute a set of background readings for the 2009 Arab-US. Media Forum and are intended as an introduction and a common starting point for the sessions in Washington on April 13-15. These readings examine (directly or indirectly) the ways in which media may be used to enlighten and engage, and to improve the access to, and the quality of, information that Arabs and Americans receive about one another. Implicit in each selection is an expectation that the evolving social… Continue

Added by Amy Garmer on April 6, 2009 at 4:00am — No Comments

Get to Know the 2009 Forum and its Participants

Very shortly, I will be posting the first set of links to recommended background reading and viewing to help participants prepare for the 2009 Forum. In the meantime, I'd like to make the following suggestions to get you started:

1. Read through the published reports of the Arab-US Media Forum, which include summaries of the topics covered, issues raised and recommendations made to date. There are three reports, each accessible via the buttons on the right side of the main page: Dead… Continue

Added by Amy Garmer on April 1, 2009 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Welcome to the Arab-US Media Alliance social network!

Welcome to the Arab-US Media Alliance social network, created for participants and alumni of the Aspen Institute’s Arab-U.S. Media Forum as a resource to (1) find and share information, (2) develop professional relationships and collaborations, and (3) extend the reach and impact of Forum activities beyond the physical and temporal boundaries of the conference.

We believe that connecting critical media players from each region and drawing from the deep well of talent and experience… Continue

Added by Amy Garmer on March 28, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

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