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Monday, April 25, 2011

An-Nahar Newspaper: Arab World: Tyrants Vs. Leaders

[Administrator's Note: Octavia is now writing articles for An-Nahar Newspaper each week and we will provide them here after they are printed.]

Like love and respect, leadership cannot be bought or forced on anyone. A leader is liked or respected for his/her qualifications, morals, track record, service, sacrifice, and commitment to her/his people.

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Friday, April 22, 2011

Journalists, opinions and the code of conduct on social media

Journalists should behave on social media exactly as they do on air or in print. Meaning:

- An assignment reporter should stick to reporting the facts on the ground in their SM stream

- A veteran journalist who also appears as an analyst should share his/her analysis. That’s why people are interested in them in the first place.

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Monday, April 18, 2011

An-Nahar Newspaper: Waiting for The Real Arab Spring


[Administrator's Note: Octavia is now writing articles for An-Nahar Newspaper each Monday and we will provide them here after they are printed.]

I’m happy and proud of the people who imposed change in Tunisia and Egypt. It’s truly a dream come true to witness this wave of Arab revolutions and uprisings sweep the region. However, I worry about the next crucial steps in building democratic and sustainable nations to live up to the dreams and aspirations of the youth that risked a lot to achieve freedom and equality with the rest of the world.

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