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Saturday, May 20, 2006

Arab Media Watch is relaunched!

Arab Media Watch has been relaunched, with many new features and improved security:

AMW would like to thank all its supporters for their continued commitment, and invites all those interested in the work of AMW to register for membership of the site.

The AMW Team

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

AMW media activity Jan 16-22

AMW chairman Sharif Hikmat Nashashibi was interviewed on Ireland's Newstalk 106FM on January 19 about the new audio tape allegedly of Osama bin Laden.

He was also interviewed on BBC Scotland and BBC Wales on January 22 about the Palestinian elections.

AMW director Muna Nashashibi was interviewed on January 19 on Al Alam TV about France's nuclear policy and its impact on the Middle East.

On January 20, AMW arranged an interview for US TV network ABC with Al Hayat regular columnist Jihad Khazen regarding the new bin Laden tape.

Monday, January 16, 2006

AMW media activity Jan 9-15

On January 11, AMW chairman Sharif Hikmat Nashashibi was a guest with the Daily Mail political editor on US TV network ABC discussing various Middle East issues.

That same day, an AMW delegation met with a distinguished panel at the BBC to discuss AMW's invited submission to the BBC's impartiality review on its coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. One member of the panel e-mailed AMW saying: "They very much appreciated the time and trouble you took both to submit your evidence and to prepare for the oral session. They enjoyed talking to you." AMW's report, based on thorough monitoring for a 1-month period of the BBC's TV, radio and online output, will be made public when our new website is launched soon.

On January 12, Nashashibi was interviewed on Al 'Alam TV about the Saudi-UAE border dispute.

That same day, the new issue of British-Arab magazine Sharq was published, containing a feature by Nashashibi on changes in the Arab diplomatic corps in the UK, and an interview by him with Al Jazeera's Riz Khan, formerly of CNN and the BBC, about his new book on Saudi prince, business tycoon and billionaire Alwaleed.

On January 13, AMW member Chris Doyle got a letter published in the Evening Standard: "You reported many disgusting comments allegedly made by Abu Hamza - but wanting a 'Muslim in the White House' in itself isn't one of them. The day the American electorate chooses a Muslim president will be a victory for inter-faith relations; surely this prospect can be no less appealing than a president who claims to talk to God?"

Sunday, January 08, 2006

AMW chairman on BBC and More4

AMW chairman Sharif Hikmat Nashashibi was interviewed on BBC Northern Ireland and More4 on January 5 about the effect of Ariel Sharon's health on developments in Israel and Palestine.

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Seasons greetings from AMW

AMW wishes all its members and supporters a very merry Christmas and all the best for 2006.

Recent AMW media activity

AMW chairman Sharif Hikmat Nashashibi was interviewed by US news network ABC and the BBC World Service on December 14 and 15 respectively about the Iraqi elections.

AMW advisor Christopher Leadbeater got a letter published in the Palestine Chronicle about the two-state solution:

Monday, November 28, 2005

AMW chairman on ABC, BBC, More4 and Newstalk FM

On November 21, AMW chairman Sharif Hikmat Nashashibi was interviewed on ABC about general developments in the Arab world, and Channel 4's new channel More4 about Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon leaving the Likud party.

On November 22, Nashashibi was interviewed on BBC 2 Newsnight about allegations of US President George Bush wanting to bomb Al Jazeera in Qatar.

On November 23, he was interviewed on the same topic by Ireland's radio station of the year, Newstalk FM.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

AMW participation on November 26-27 conferences weekend

On Saturday November 26, AMW's Sami Ramadani and Tahrir Swift are speaking at the Iraq Occupation Focus international teach-in entitled "Voices From Occupied Iraq". Details are at:

Also on November 26, AMW advisor Dr. Karma Nabulsi is speaking at a conference entitled "The Question of Palestine in International Law". The subject of her talk is "The International and National Rights of Palestinian Refugees".

AMW patron Dr. Ghada Karmi is chairing a session at the same conference on November 27. Details are at:

Also on November 27, AMW chairman Sharif Hikmat Nashashibi is speaking at the Young Fabians' conference entitled "Labour's Relationship With Israel/Palestine: The Conflict and Beyond". The subject of his talk is "Political Developments Since the Death of Yasser Arafat". Details are at: