BEIRUT, LEBANON: Hackers targeted Syrian opposition members with online "honey traps," posing as female supporters to steal battle plans and the identity of defectors, a US security firm said Monday...
DAMASCUS, SYRIA: A pro-government Syria newspaper accused UN-Arab League peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi on Thursday of encouraging "terrorism" and plotting the "destruction and dismantling of the Middle East."
NEW YORK CITY, USA: The popular New York Times website returned to service on Wednesday, 28 August, after hackers forced it down for nearly a day, with a group backing Syria's government claiming responsibility.
PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: On-going armed conflicts and insurgency make Syria and Somalia the world's most dangerous places for journalists, according to the annual figures on journalist deaths compiled by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA).
PARIS, FRANCE, DARMSTADT, GERMANY: Newspaper executives from Libya and Egypt are participating in a new training programme from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA): the Media Professionals Programme, an innovative initiative to equip media executives with the tools to advance their careers and contribute to the growth of strong local media enterprises.
DERAA, SYRIA: Reporters Without Borders has released a statement in which it expresses its shock on the news of the death sentence passed on Friday on the citizen journalist Mohammed Abdelmawla al-Hariri for "high treason and contacts with foreign parties". He was arrested on 16 April just after giving an interview to the television station Al-Jazeera about the situation in his hometown of Deraa.
DAMASCAS, SYRIA: Authorities threaten foreign media, continue to arrest Syrian journalists and bloggers. The information ministry has threatened Arab and foreign media that are "illegally" in Syria, while Syrian journalists and bloggers continue to be arrested.
DUBAI, UAE: The emerging Levant makes up a significant 10.1% of MENA Internet population according to research by Effective Measure, a leading provider of digital media planning solutions in emerging markets.
DUBAI, UAE: The 6th Dubai Lynx Awards, one of the premier awards celebrating creative excellence in MENA's advertising and communications industry, has received a total of 2037 entries from 17 countries.