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Social Media News Gathering and Fact Checking Workshop

  A one-day social media news gathering and verification workshop will be held at Ajaltoun Municipality in Kesserwan, Mount Lebanon, on Saturday, November 23. The free workshop, hosted by SMEX in collaboration with Annahar, aims to engage citizen journalists as active contributors to the newspaper’s new live blog. During the workshop, participants will learn: Basics of news gathering […]

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Introducing AltCity

“We’ve never seen something like this,“ states Munir Nabti, co-founder of AltCity, a nascent but innovative event space overlooking bustling Hamra Street in Beirut. That’s not hard to believe for anyone who has visited the space, which promises to be everything from a media café for citizen journalism to an alternative conference venue for high-end […]

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A new Arabic-language blogging guide

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation in Cairo has published a new 197-page blogging guide in Arabic عبر واتحررـ دليل التدوين (Express and Free Yourself: A Guide to Blogging). It’s released under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial license. ★ Hat tip: @MagdaAbuFadil, director of the Journalism Training Program at the American University of Beirut and a blogger […]

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