2008, Fri, Jan 11

Presentations, Talks, Projections

Weekend II

DI/VISIONS. Culture and Politics of the Middle East: Weekend II

DI/VISIONS. Culture and Politics of the Middle East: Weekend II

4-6 p.m.

Resisting (imperialist) Globalization of the Media: Strategies for Escaping monopolies of thought

Lecture by As'ad Abu Khalil

6:30-9 p.m.

Media, State and Society: Between Censorship and Occupation

Presentation: Mona Anis. Followed by a round-table discussion with Pierre Abi-Saab, As'ad Abu Khalil and Sherif Younis


Pierre Abi-Saab: author and cultural editor of the al-Akhbar newspaper and editor of the cultural magazine Zawaya, Beirut.

As`ad AbuKhalil: author and political scientist, California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock. Blog: The Angry Arab News Service (angryarab.blogpsot.com), Beirut/California (“Battle for Saudi Arabia, The Royalty, Fundamentalism, and Global Power”, New York, 2004).

Mona Anis: cultural journalist and author, head of the culture department of the Al-Ahram Weekly, Beirut/Cairo.

Sherif Younis: author and political scientist at Helwan University, Cairo. Fellow des research programme "Europe in the Middle East – The Middle East in Europe" 2007/08. (Author of: al-Zahf al-moqaddas, The Sacred March, Cairo 2005)

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