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”I’m just happy when the media reports the truth”

maj 4, 2012

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Last week I attended a seminar with journalists from the Middle East, North Africa and Europe. At one of the first sessions we discussed the terminology of war and conflict. Writing about the situation in Israel and Palestine this was an issue I could fully relate too. For every journalistic piece I do on even […]

Turkish in Germany or Danish in Palestine – not so different

april 25, 2012

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This article was originally published by EMAJ Magazine April 24th, 2012 When welcomed into Palestinian homes I always find myself on high alert, constantly scanning everyone else’s behavior to copy them and seek to show respect for their norms and customs. Am I greeting everyone in the right way? Pronouncing people’s names right? Eating in […]

Revolution can’t be tweeted – but its kinda helpful!

april 25, 2012

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Social media has been glorified in the wake of the Arab uprisings throughout the past year. Platforms like Twitter and Youtube were given unwarranted  much credit as revolutionary tools, which in their mere nature of empowering the people led to the fall of dictators. An orientalist approach welcomed and promoted by Western – especially American […]

PICTURES – Good Friday in Jerusalem

april 6, 2012

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Good Friday, a set on Flickr. Good Friday in Jerusalem means processions through Via Dolorosa to commemorate Jesus’s carrying of the cross through Jerusalem before his crucifixion. With all the pilgrims from all ove the world were also hundreds of heavily armed Israeli soldiers. See pictures from Palm Sunday See blogposts and pictures from Easter […]

PICTURES – Palm Sunday in Jerusalem 2012

april 6, 2012

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Palm Sunday in Jerusalem 2012, a set on Flickr. Tens of thousands of pilgrims from all over the world took part in procession down Mount of Olives on Palm Sunday (April 1 – 2012).

The media has no morals

november 12, 2011

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By coincidence I stumble upon a discussion on BBC called ’The Media has No Morals’ as a part of the 2011 Festival of Dangerous Ideas. Here journalists from all over the world discuss the morals of journalists in the Sydney Opera House. Journalists make their case for or against the headline of the event. The […]

Why I ‘beheb’ Ramallah

oktober 4, 2011

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To name but a few reasons (in random order)…. 1) You’ll be walking down the streets next to fancy cafees, stores or five star hotels and then suddenly you’ll see a shepherd with his goats or a horse tied to a tree 2) Walking down the main streets everyone yells ‘welcome, welcome’ – and no, […]