In the Media

Media Education in Lebanon Needs Revisiting: Abu-Fadil

Media education in Lebanon needs revisiting as faculty members and curricula are often well behind the times leaving graduates unable to meet market needs. “The gap begins with curricula that resemble poems of the Jahiliyya (pre-Islamic) era,” said Media Unlimited … Continue

MU Director on Peace Building in Lebanon Via Media

“I Hate You.” A powerful statement and title of a 385-page study on hate speech and sectarianism in “Arab Spring” media, wrote Media Unlimited director Magda Abu-Fadil. It is also a reflection of countless Arab world afflictions that was published … Continue

Lebanese Media Suffer Major Cutbacks

Lebanese journalists are on tenterhooks as mass layoffs decimate various media and budget cuts constrain operations, Media Unlimited director Magda Abu-Fadil told Al Arabiya English. “We are in a transitional phase. There is what is known as disruption and innovation … Continue

Will Lebanese Newspapers Become Extinct?

The ax is falling fast on Lebanese journalists as word of newspapers going fully online or facing shutdown spread this week amid a sea of political, financial and social turmoil in the country. Besides sharp drops in advertising revenue, competition … Continue

Lebanese Freelance Journalists Hanging by a Thread: Abu-Fadil

Freelance journalists, notably in Lebanon, face countless difficulties, not least of which are steady assignments, benefits and proper protection in conflict zones. “Print, broadcast, online and multimedia news organizations in Lebanon are cutting down on field crews for various reasons, … Continue

MU Director Interviewed on Social Media Ethics

Media Unlimited director Magda Abu-Fadil weighed in on a hot ethics topic following a Twitter slugfest during which a journalist and an activist carried on battling during a Lebanese TV talk show. Journalist Ghadi Francis in a controversial tweet described … Continue