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Dear Reader,

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All of the online resources reported here have been thoroughly checked at the time of their listing. However, it is possible that, with the with the passage of time, many of the originally reported materials might have been removed from the Internet, or changed their online address, or varied the scope and quality of their contents.

Fortunately, in several cases it is possible to access many of the older versions of the resources listed in the MONITOR. This can be easily done via the free services of the "The Internet Archive" http://web.archive.org/, a remarkable brainchild of Brewster Kahle, San Francisco, CA.

- with warm regards -

Editor, Dr T. Matthew Ciolek.

Canberra, 21 January 2011.

19 March 2008

The MEMRI Blog [news items from Arabic, Persian, and Turkish language media sources ]


19 Mar 2008

The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), Washington, DC, US

"The MEMRI Blog is a new service [est. 2006], provided by The Middle East Media Research Institute, which will operate in conjunction with MEMRI.org, MEMRITV.org, and MEMRIFilms.org. While MEMRI regularly provides translations from editorials and sermons, as well as expert analysis, The MEMRI Blog will specifically highlight brief NEWS ITEMS from Arabic, Persian, and Turkish language media sources."

Site contents:
* Featured News (# Report on the Jihad in Northwest ChinaCartoon In Saudi Paper On Iran's Elections. Source: Al-Watan, Saudi Arabia, March 16, 2008; # Senior Iraqi Cleric: Ahmadinejad Visit To Iraq Conducted Under U.S. Auspices. Source: Al-Masri Al-Yawm, Egypt, March 18, 2008; # Cartoon In Qatari Paper: "Israel Calls For Renewing Negotiations [With Palestinians]". Source: Al-Raya, Qatar, March 17, 2008; # Hamas, PLO To Discuss Yemen Dialogue Initiative In Sanaa. Source: Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, London, March 18, 2008; # Cartoon In Jordanian Paper On Upcoming Arab League Summit. Source: Al-Dustour, Jordan, March 17, 2008; # Iraq Parliamentary Human Rights Committee To Gov't: Counsel, Guide Terrorist Prisoners Like Saudi Arabia Does. Source: Al-Hayat, London, March 18, 2008; # Cartoon In 'Al-Hayat': "The Iranian Elections". Source: Al-Hayat, London, March 17, 2008; # Kuwaiti Ministers Resign En Masse. Source: Kuna.net.kw, Kuwait, March 17, 2008; # Saudi Man, Woman Die In Pursuit By Religion Police. Source: 'Okaz, Saudi Arabia, March 18, 2008; # Saudi Shura Council Rejects Agreement Not To Harm Other Religions. Source: Al-Watan, Saudi Arabia, March 18, 2008; # Dispute In Saudi Arabia Over Women Joining Official Religious Organization. Source: Islamonline.net, March 15, 2008; # 03-17-2008 Cartoon In Qatari Paper On Hamas's Qassam Rockets From Gaza. Source: Al-Watan, Qatar, March 15, 2008; # Egyptian Coptic Church: We Won't Let Christians Divorce, Remarry. Source: Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, London, March 17, 2008; # Algerian Authorities Shut Down Two Churches. Source: Al-Quds Al-Arabi, London, March 17, 2008; # 'Al-Sharq Al-Awsat' Cartoon On Iran's Elections. Source: Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, London, March 15, 2008);

* Search;

* Links (MEMRI Iranian Media Blog [http://thememriblog.org/iran]; MEMRI Urdu-Pashtu Media Blog [http://www.thememriblog.org/urdupashtu]; MEMRI Turkish Media Blog [http://thememriblog.org/turkey]; MEMRI Islamist Website Monitor Project [http://memriiwmp.org/]; The MEMRI Economic Blog [http://memrieconomicblog.org/]; MEMRI Arab Culture Blog [http://thememriblog.org/arabculture]);

* MEMRI Headlines (# Ahmadinejad in Landmark Address to Iran's Assembly of Experts: Islamic Revolution, Islamic Republic - Next To Muhammad's Appointment as Messenger of Allah, Imam Hussain's Martyrdom, Special Dispatch No. 1854, February 29, 2008; # Saudi Arabia's Anti-Terror Campaign, Inquiry and Analysis No. 425, February 28, 2008; # Islamist Forum Member Suggests Stirring Up Racial Tension in U.S., Special Dispatch No. 1853, February 27, 2008; # Editorials in Pakistani Newspapers: 'The Elections Proved That Democracy is The Best Revenge; Benazir Bhutto's Political Vision Has Won; People Are Desirous of Democracy Taking Roots; Rise of A Secular Party is A Message From the People of NWFP That They Are Not Extremists; Mandate Against U.S.-Created Status Quo in Pakistan', Special Dispatch No. 1851, February 22, 2008; # Saudi Columnist Laments Expulsion of Christians from Arab Countries, Special Dispatch No. 1850, February 21, 2008; # Al-Qaeda in Iraq Offers Palestinians Military and Economic Aid - And Help in Manufacturing Rockets, Special Dispatch No. 1845, February 17, 2008; # Darfur and the Middle East Media: The Anatomy of Another Conspiracy, Inquiry and Analysis No. 422, February 14, 2008)

* MEMRITV Featured Clips (# Moroccan Satirist Bziz Bound and Gagged on Al-Jazeera TV in Mockery of Arab League Resolution to Limit Freedom of Speech on TV - Al-Jazeera TV (Qatar) - February 20, 2008; # Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Warns Countries against Supporting Sanctions and Declares: Israel Is a "Filthy Black Germ" - IRINN TV (Iran) - February 20-24, 2008; # Hamas Bunny Assud Urges Boycott of Danish Goods and Threatens to Kill Danes over Muhammad Cartoons - Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas-Palestinian Authority) - February 22, 2008; # Sheik Yousuf Al-Qaradhawi, Recently Barred from the U.K., Reiterates His Position on Suicide Bombings and Declares: Jews Are Not the Offspring of Apes and Pigs - Al-Jazeera TV (Qatar), Hiwar TV (U.K.) - February 15-18, 2008; # Hamas MP Fathi Hammad Slams Arab and Islamic Regimes for Being Ruled by "4 Million Brothers of Apes and Pigs" - Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas-Palestinian Authority) - January 22, 2008).

URL http://www.thememriblog.org/

Internet Archive (www.archive.org) - [the site was not archived at the time of this abstract]

Link reported by: T. Matthew Ciolek (tmciolek--at--coombs.anu.edu.au)

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