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December 17, 2009

Malaysia
Party Like It’s 1999

Looking at Malaysia these days from 20,000 feet, you could be forgiven for thinking it’s 1999, and not 2009. The prime minister, a longtime power player in the ruling coalition, fights for his life a…

September 9, 2009

Technology and Innovation
Technology and Commerce: The Impact on International Coverage

Watch experts discuss the impact of technology on the press and the future of traditional media. This session was part of the Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship 60th Anniversary Event, which was made…

August 19, 2010

Thailand
Web 0.2

In an increasingly competitive region, and a world where a prolonged economic slowdown looks more than likely, the countries of Southeast Asia, constantly worried about competing with China and Ind…

Mas Ayu Adnan, a student, checks her assignment at a cybercafe in Kuala Lumpur August 11, 2009.

September 9, 2009

Wars and Conflict
War Zones: The Changing Environment for Foreign Correspondents

Watch former Edward R. Murrow press fellows analyze the difficulties associated with reporting from war zones based on their experiences. This session was part of the Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowsh…

May 20, 2011

United States
Gauging Obama’s Mideast Policy Speech

Obama is seen on a television in the background of a barber shop near Ramallah (Mohamad Torokman/Courtesy Reuters) Below is my reaction to President Obama’s Mideast policy speech. You can also fin…

Obama is seen on a television in the background of a barber shop near Ramallah (Mohamad Torokman/Courtesy Reuters)

September 27, 2011

Health
How We Die

A girl prays near graves on Eid al-Fitr at a cemetery in Ramallah on August 30, 2011 (Mohamad Torokman/Courtesy Reuters). Although it is probably a misattribution, Joseph Stalin is reported to have …

A girl prays near graves on Eid al-Fitr at a cemetery in Ramallah on August 30, 2011 (Mohamad Torokman/Courtesy Reuters).

January 1, 2012

Israel
Resumed Israeli-Palestinian Talks Are Risky But Necessary

Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat speaks during a news conference in the West Bank city of Ramallah on January 2, 2012. Israeli and Palestinian negotiators will meet this week after more than …

Resumed Israeli-Palestinian Talks Are Risky But Necessary

November 21, 2011

Palestinian Territories
Jordan’s Unusual Palestinian Diplomacy

King Abdullah of Jordan speaks with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas during a welcoming ceremony in the West Bank city of Ramallah November 21, 2011 (Mohamad Torokman/Courtesy Reuters). Jordan’s …

King Abdullah of Jordan (L) speaks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during a welcoming ceremony in the West Bank city of Ramallah November 21, 2011. Abdullah arrived in Ramallah on Monday for a rare visit to the Israeli-occupied West Bank, as the Palestinians pursue statehood in a region riveted by the slide towards civil war in Syria and mounting unrest in Egypt (Mohamad Torokman/Courtesy Reuters).

September 9, 2009

Media
Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship 60th Anniversary Event

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 5:30 to 6:00 PM RECEPTION 6:00 to 7:15 PM SESSION ONE Welcome: Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations War Zones: The Changing Environment for Foreig…

August 2, 2012

United States
Middle East Matters This Week: Annan’s Resignation, Syria’s Escalation, and Egypt’s Plodding Government Formation

Significant Middle East Developments Annan Resignation. Kofi Annan, the UN and Arab League envoy for Syria, tendered his resignation today, having served in the position since late February. In a st…

UN-Arab League mediator Kofi Annan addresses a news conference at the United Nations in Geneva on August 2, 2012 (Denis Balibous/Courtesy Reuters).