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Al-Quds Al-Arabi raps

BBC Monitoring Text of editorial "Fabricated US-Egyptian crisis", carried by London-based newspaper Al-Quds al-Arabi website on 9 June     Egyptian media outlets have been launching a fierce campaign against US President George Bush because he has demanded that President Husni Mubarak release Ayman Nur, leader of the Egyptian opposition Al-Ghad Party. …

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Lebanese army detains Al-Arabiya TV correspondent in camp

BBC Monitoring Al-Arabiya Television at 1015 gmt on 6 June carries the following "Breaking News" screen caption:     "The Lebanese Army holds Wa'il Isam, Al-Arabiya correspondent in Nahr al-Barid."     Between 0804 and 0816 gmt on 7 June, Al-Arabiya Television was observed to carry a live dispatch by its correspondent in Nahr …

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Pakistan’s political crisis produces more media curbs

BBC Monitoring Analysis by Steve Metcalf of BBC Monitoring on 6 June     Pakistan's current media clampdown appears to be principally directed at three private TV networks for their coverage and discussion of the country's deepening political crisis. But since two of these networks are based outside the country, the government …

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Syrian media’s coverage of Lebanese troubles

BBC Monitoring Analysis by Amani Soliman of BBC Monitoring on 4 June     As fighting flared between the Lebanese Army and gunmen in the second Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh in south Lebanon on 4 June, the Syrian media continues to cover the story from its own angle.      Syrian …

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