THAILAND: Critique Me Not

(This is written by new staff writer Gabriella Castro — welcome aboard, Ms. Castro!) — It seems no person, or company, is free from the lèse-majesté laws of Thailand. Google recently released its transparency report for 2012, giving the public a look into what governments around the world are trying…

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SINGAPORE: Journalism Fellowships!

Asia Journalism Fellowship 2013 opens for applications: The fifth round of the Asia Journalism Fellowship will run from 25 February to 17 May 2013. The fully-sponsored program is accepting applications until 12 October 2012 from accomplished mid-career journalists. The annual program is an initiative of Temasek Foundation and Nanyang Technological…

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UNPRECEDENTED INTERVIEW BY UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UNIVERSITY STUDENTS WITH H.E. SHEIKH NAHAYAN MABARAK AL NAHAYAN

EXCLUSIVE TO KHALEEJ TIMES It was quite the educational experience. On an early June afternoon in Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak al Nahayan sat down with a few students in the spacious Majlis room of his palace in Abu Dhabi. The lucky but nervous young women were enrolled at United Arab…

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Ambitious Experimental Course Coming to First Semester’s End

Must differing civilizations clash? Or can they sometimes combine to harmonious effect? The late Harvard Prof. Samuel Huntington took a dim view of the future with his provocative and possibly predictive “Clash of Civilizations.” The 1996 book posited a gloomy post- Cold War geopolitical world in which the Islamic world would…

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