LONDON: BEIRUT-BORN KHALAF ASCENDS TO EDITORSHIP OF FINANCIAL TIMES – FIRST WOMAN TOP EDITOR IN 131-YEAR HISTORY

Asia Media warmly congratulates Roula Khalaf on her ascension to the premier Editorship of the Financial Times, one of the world’s great newspapers.  She becomes the first woman editor of the FT in its 131-year history. Khalaf was born in Beirut, Lebanon, and grew up there during the civil war. She…

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QATAR: Bring It On, Critics

ALEXIS CRUZ WRITES- Immune to accusations of bribery, human rights abuses, and having really hot weather, Qatar intends to host the 2022 World Cup as planned, come what may. Such immunity can make anyone cocky, and at a New York Times art conference in Doha, the Emir’s sister Sheikha Al…

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QATAR: The Freedom to Censor

ALEXIS CRUZ WRITES – Usually it’s censors who block a controversial film from domestic distribution. Not so in Quatar, at least in the case of The Danish Girl. Following online outrage at the transgender tale, the country’s Ministry of Culture tweeted out this month: “We would like to inform you…

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