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Tag Archives: Middle East

  1. CPL SELLS NEWLY FORMED ST. KITTS & NEVIS FRANCHISE – Investor Group, led by Uday Nayak, announced as proud new franchise owner

    As the excitement continues to grow for the upcoming Caribbean Premier League (CPL) tournament, the League announced it sold the newly-formed St. Kitts and Nevis franchise to an investor group led by businessman, Mr. Uday Nayak. The news comes hot on the heels of the announcement that the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis has signed a […]

    February 9, 2015CricketNo comments
  2. ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night,’ or? True Blood goes Farsi…

    In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire.

    November 21, 2014Cinema, Oddity, Video GalleryNo comments
  3. International Press Institute (IPI) needs to strengthen efforts to liberate global colleagues: Will *YOU* help?

    “(This) regime has shown, through these detentions and killing, that if you speak up against what happens, you either get detained for an endless time or you get killed.” These are the words of Al Jazeera journalist Abdullah Elshamy, interviewed by IPI just a few months after his release from Cairo’s Scorpion Prison, where he […]

    November 14, 2014Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  4. IPI launches #WEWANTCHANGE press freedom campaign

    Criminal defamation laws, the imprisonment of journalists, violent attacks on journalists, endemic impunity for such crimes and a spate of emerging restrictions on digital journalism are the five greatest challenges to press freedom around the world, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today as they launched their new campaign #WEWANTCHANGE. The campaign will feature the […]

    October 31, 2014Editorial, PoliticalNo comments
  5. 7th ARIJ Conference Comes to Amman: “Arab Media – The Battle for Independence”

    GIJN member Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ) will host its seventh annual forum for Arab investigative journalists in Amman, Jordan, this December. The theme of the three-day conference, which begins on December 5, will be “Arab Media: The Battle for Independence,” and will feature more than 30 panels and trainings on topics such as […]

    October 30, 2014EventsNo comments
  6. “Caribbean Against Apartheid in Palestine” (CAAP) will be observing 67th anniversary of UN resolution to partition Palestine

    On Saturday 29th November 2014 the Barbados based group “Caribbean Against Apartheid in Palestine” (CAAP) will be observing the sixty-seventh anniversary of the United Nations resolution to partition Palestine between its residents who had lived there for countless centuries, and recently arrived Zionists from Europe, with the majority of the land going to the minority recently […]

    October 25, 2014PoliticalNo comments
  7. “DYING OF THE LIGHT” (Nicolas Cage, Thriller – 2014)

    Academy Award® winner Nicolas Cage ignites a powder keg of action in this electrifying cloak-and-dagger thriller. Evan Lake (Cage), a veteran CIA agent, has been ordered to retire. But when his protégé (Anton Yelchin) uncovers evidence that Lake’s nemesis, the terrorist Banir (Alexander Karim), has resurfaced, Lake goes rogue, embarking on a perilous, intercontinental mission […]

    October 16, 2014Cinema, Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  8. American Sniper – Dir. by Clint Eastwood, Fea. Bradley Cooper

    David O. Russell considered directing the project at one point but he ended up dropping out. Then Steven Spielberg was interested but he moved on as well.

    October 7, 2014Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  9. ‘Rosewater’ – Directorial Debut by Jon Stewart

    A journalist is detained in Iran for more than 100 days and brutally interrogated in prison.

    August 30, 2014Cinema, Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  10. “Camp X-Ray” (2014) – Kristen Stewart, Drama HD

    Surrounded by hostile jihadists and aggressive squadmates, she strikes up an unusual friendship with one of the detainees. A story of two people, on opposite sides of a war, struggling to find their way through the ethical quagmire of Guantanamo Bay. And in the process, they form an unlikely bond that changes them both.

    August 9, 2014Cinema, Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  11. Caribbean Against Apartheid in Palestine

    According to the Palestinian Authority, since the year 2000, some 1500 children have been killed by Israeli forces in occupied Palestine, to say nothing of the others killed in previous years. This one sided killing spree, is claiming more child victims daily as Israel remorselessly currently targets built up population centres in Gaza and the […]

    July 11, 2014Political2 comments
  12. From Japanese heritage to Sudanese and Turkish stories of ‘Crime&Punishment’ at St. Martin Book Fair 2014

    The St. Martin Book Fair, with its classic literary teaser theme of “Crime&Punishment,” is geared for its 12th annual edition on 5 to 7 June 2014, said Jacqueline Sample, president of House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP). “Turkey, South Sudan, Puerto Rico, St. Martin, are some of the places that writers will be coming from; meeting with […]

    May 14, 2014BooksNo comments
  13. JARHEAD 2 – (Editor’s Note: The Return Of Propaganda?) Jesse Garcia, Bokeem Woodbine, Esai Morales, Cole Hauser, Stephen Lang & Josh Kelly

    Battle-scarred and disillusioned by the war, Corporal Chris Merriman is put in charge of a unit whose next mission is to resupply a remote outpost on the edge of Taliban-controlled territory. While driving through the hostile Helmand province, a Navy SEAL flags down their convoy and enlists the unit on an operation of international importance: […]

    May 8, 2014Cinema, Controversy, Video GalleryNo comments

    HBO Latin America announced the premiere of the second season of the Emmy®-nominated HBO original series VICE on April 18th in the Caribbean. Shane Smith, founder of the taboo-breaking news media company of the same name, hosts the revolutionary newsmagazine series, smashing barriers of decorum to cover the kinds of stories often overlooked by mainstream […]

    April 17, 2014Cinema, EventsNo comments
  15. IPI to hand 2014 awards to prominent Iranian journalist and an edgy Middle East news site

    On Monday, 14 April at a special Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony in Cape Town, South Africa, IPI will present its 66th World Press Freedom Hero Award to Mashallah Shamsolvaezin, the former editor, and in some cases founder, of four reformist dailies, Kayhan, Jame’eh (later Tous), Neshat, and Asr-e Azadegan, which were all successively shut […]

    March 5, 2014Events, TravelNo comments
  16. Journalists await start of trials in Egypt: On eve of scheduled court dates, IPI calls for charges against news personnel to be dropped

    The International Press Institute (IPI) today urges Egyptian judges to dismiss terrorism-related charges against 20 Al Jazeera journalists and to immediately release those who remain in detention. Three weeks after their indictment by Egyptian prosecutors, the news photographers and correspondents are due to appear in a Cairo criminal court tomorrow on charges that include reporting […]

    February 19, 2014Political, TravelNo comments
  17. “SHIRIN IN LOVE” Iranian culture Vs. American Dystopia (2014)

    Love has no borders and therein lies the premise of the hilarious, new Iranian-American romantic comedy “Shirin in Love.” Nazanin Boniadi plays Shirin, an absent-minded, young Iranian-American living in “Tehrangeles” (the large Iranian community in Los Angeles) with her overbearing mother and empathetic father. Despite being engaged for years to a successful Iranian plastic surgeon […]

    February 12, 2014Video GalleryNo comments
  18. IPI Awards Prominent Iranian Journalist its Highest Honor: Mashallah Shamsolvaezin is named 2014 World Press Freedom Hero

    The International Press Institute (IPI) announced Iranian journalist Mashallah Shamsolvaezin has been named IPI World Press Freedom Hero. Shamsolvaezin is the former editor, and in some cases founder, of four reformist dailies, Kayhan, Jame’eh (later Tous), Neshat, and Asr-e Azadegan, which were all successively shut down by Iran’s authorities. He was jailed numerous times for […]

    February 2, 2014Crime, PoliticalNo comments
  19. THE LUNCHBOX – Where Currying Favor has new meaning? What’s cooking in Love… January 24, 2014Agriculture, Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  20. “THE OUTSIDER” 2014 Thriller (Jason Patric, James Caan & Fea. Craig Fairbrass)

    Recalled from the battlefields of Afghanistan to identify the remains of his daughter, British mercenary Lex Walker (Craig Fairbrass) arrives in Los Angeles to find that the body in the morgue belongs to a stranger. With his daughter now missing, Walker convinces a street-wise detective (Jason Patric) that his daughter is still alive and in […]

    January 7, 2014Cinema, Crime, Video GalleryNo comments
  21. “!BEHOLD! Women’s Work” Gallery of Caribbean Art in Speightstown: Lilian Sten-Nicholson (Triptych – Icon Trilogy)

    This paint was actually from Morocco, brought in by one of Lilian’s daughters…

    January 4, 2014Painting, Photo GalleryNo comments
  22. JIVIN’ AROUND WITH 2014 – Pictorial 2: Goodbyes, UK High Commissioner becomes a Daddy!

    H.E. Brummell’s tour of duty with England’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office goes back decades, when he started as an Assistant stationed in Pakistan!

    December 31, 2013Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments
  23. 2013 second deadliest year for journalists: List of most dangerous countries remains virtually unchanged

    With at least 117 journalists killed, 2013 was the second deadliest year on the International Press Institute (IPI)’s Death Watch, which started systematically counting work-related journalist deaths in 1997. The worst year was 2012, with 132 killed, 39 alone while covering the Syrian conflict. As IPI noted last month, impunity for attacks on journalists remained a […]

    December 30, 2013Controversy, PoliticalNo comments
  24. Out Of The Furnace “Justice TV” (2013) – Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Zoe Soldana & Christian Bale Thriller HD

    The impressive cast of Christian Bale and Woody Harrelson are rounded out by Casey Affleck, Forest Whitaker, Willem Dafoe, Zoe Saldana and Sam Shepard.

    December 3, 2013Cinema, Crime, Video GalleryNo comments

    Sarah Silverman: We are Miracles (December 7) Emmy® winning comedian and actress Sarah Silverman headlines her first HBO comedy special, filmed in Los Angeles with an intimate audience of 39. In this exclusive presentation, she tackles topics like religion, government, self-examination, the miracle of existence and more. Directed by Liam Lynch. Life According to Sam […]

    December 2, 2013Cinema, EventsNo comments