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AP / Mark Lennihan

Huffington’s Plunder

The sale of The Huffington Post to AOL for $315 million, and the tidy profit made by principal owner and founder Arianna Huffington, who was already rich, is emblematic of the new paradigm of American journalism.

Posted on Feb 21, 2011 READ MORE


Egyptian Blogger Endured ‘Weeks of Torture and Humiliation’

An Egyptian blogger, Karim el-Beheiri, who was arrested with two former co-workers from Mahalla’s Misr Spinning and Weaving company (all three were fired after their arrest) on April 6 and released Sunday, said he and his colleagues were shocked, beaten and denied sustenance during their ordeal behind bars.

Posted on Jun 2, 2008 READ MORE


Josh Wolf
sfgate.com

Jailed Blogger Goes Free

After spending 7 1/2 months in jail, longer than anyone else in a modern journalism rights case, blogger Josh Wolf reached a deal with prosecutors and was set free Tuesday. Wolf turned over unedited video of WTO protesters and, in exchange, was excused from identifying the individuals shown in the footage. He said he proposed the same deal in November but was turned down.

Posted on Apr 4, 2007 READ MORE


Josh Wolf
AP Photo / Benjamin Sklar

Blogger Jailed Longer Than Any Other Modern Journalist

Josh Wolf has been in prison for more than 170 days—longer than any other journalist in modern history. The freelance videographer and blogger has been held since he refused to hand over footage of WTO protesters to authorities because, he says, the precedent would make journalists “de facto deputies and investigators” for law enforcement.

Posted on Feb 8, 2007 READ MORE


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iraqirocker.blogspot.com

Iraqi Bloggers Cope With the Violence

In this powerful collection of blogs from recent days, Iraqis react to the violence sweeping their nation. Here’s Meemo, a 19-year-old from Baghdad who’s getting out: “I leave Baghdad in two days…. I’m not going to see death anymore; I’m not going to hear car explosions again; I will come back to life again.”

Posted on Dec 21, 2006 READ MORE


Mike Stark attacked

Allen’s Staffers Physically Attack Blogger

Presumed staffers of Va. Sen. George Allen assaulted Calling All Wingnuts blogger Mike Stark after he yelled some arguably offensive questions at Allen. Read about it, or Watch it

  • Earlier: George “Macaca” Allen really doesn’t like his opposition.

    Posted on Oct 31, 2006 READ MORE


  • Israelis and Lebanese Are Still Talking—on the Net

    Official diplomatic relations between the two countries may be at a nadir, but young citizens on both sides are finding common ground on Internet chat boards. Says a blogger: “We have tons of things in common. We come from two of the most liberal, educated countries in the Middle East….”

  • Also: Read the back story on that infamous picture of Israeli girls writing on rocket shells.

  • Posted on Jul 23, 2006 READ MORE


    Blogging the Middle East Conflict

    Both Wired News and boingboing.net have featured excellent links to blogs from Lebanon and Israel. Check out a collection of links to blogs from both sides of the border.

  • Mazen Kerbaj comicblogging from Lebanon
  • Melly blogging from northern Israel
  • Mana: Manamania blog from Beirut
  • More links on the story pages (Wired, BB)

  • Posted on Jul 21, 2006 READ MORE


    A Capital Full of Shih Tzu Reporters

    “The president’s approval ratings are at 31%, and not a single Shih Tzu will yap at him.”

    Posted on May 10, 2006 READ MORE


    Brazilian Prostitute
    From The N.Y. Times

    Brazilian Call Girl Stirs Debate on National Values

    First in a blog, then in a best-selling memoir, a 21-year-old prostitute from Sao Paulo, Brazil, has revealed a country “that is not always as uninhibited as the world often assumes.”

    Posted on Apr 27, 2006 READ MORE


    Healing_Iraq_bio_cartoon
    From Healing Iraq

    Iraqi Blogger Laments Rise of Clerics

    The young, U.K.-raised Iraqi dentist—whose writing has run in the Washington Post—says this in a recent blog: “Islamic clerics (of all denominations) never fail to disgust me…(more)

    Posted on Apr 2, 2006 READ MORE


    Ben Domenech
    From bendomenech.com via Salon.com

    Washington Post GOP Blogger Resigns in Wake of Plagiarism Charges

    That didn’t take long.  Ben Domenech, the 24-year-old conservative blogger hired three days ago by the Washington Post, resigned after evidence surfaced that he plagiarized movie reviews before going to work for the Post.

    Posted on Mar 25, 2006 READ MORE


    Ben Domenech
    From bendomenech.com via Salon.com

    Washington Post’s GOP Blogger Accused of Plagiarism

    The paper’s new 24-year-old conservative blogger apparently cribbed movie reviews while in college, and may have fabricated a Tim Russert quote more recently.

    Posted on Mar 24, 2006 READ MORE


    Red_America
    From redstate.com

    Washington Post’s Conservative Blog Hire Draws Fire

    The Washington Post recently hired conservative blogger Ben Domenech (of Redstate.com) to write a regular blog for the newspaper’s website. The appointment drew immediate criticism, notably from conservative-turned-progressive writer David Brock, who questioned Domenech’s journalism bona fides.

    Posted on Mar 22, 2006 READ MORE


    Healing_Iraq_bio_cartoon
    From healingiraq.blogspot.com

    Iraqi Blogger Writes of Harrowing Existence

    The Washington Post ran a week’s worth of postings by a young, UK-raised Iraqi dentist who describes the unnerving experience of living “between the hammer of terrorists and the anvil of American, British and Iraqi security forces.”
    (Also, check out his blog, Healing Iraq, with his bio.)

    Posted on Mar 20, 2006 READ MORE


    musgrave
    From Peter Heaco / The Coloradoan

    Troops Used as Props at GOP Functions

    The White House is using active-duty U.S. service personnel for partisan political purposes, a direct violation of military regulations, claims blogger Josh Marshall (here and here).
    Rep. Marilyn Musgrave (R-Colo.) is pictured here introducing a soldier at a rally. AMERICAblog connects more dots.

    Posted on Mar 6, 2006 READ MORE


    blogger Josh Marshall
    From talkingpointsmemo.com

    White House Photo Agency Deletes Bush-Abramoff Pictures

    Blogger Josh Marshall discovers that official Republican photographers deleted pictures from their website of the president and the disgraced lobbyist. | post
    The Daily DeLay reports that the president of that photographic company is a Bush contributor. | post

    Posted on Jan 27, 2006 READ MORE


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