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A new post at the Huffington Post: Camp Ka Champ!

July 27 2010
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‘Dubai Idol,’ as the event is popularly known, gets a blurb in the local UAE papers around this time of year. The articles raise readers’ eyebrows, cause grins and evoke a warmth, perhaps out of self-righteous pity, toward Dubai’s most visible invisibles — the South Asian men who build, clean and guard Dubai’s buildings. The event’s official name is Camp Ka Champ (’Champ of the Camp’)…
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The stage and crowd in the Sonapur district of Dubai.
The stage and crowd in the Sonapur district of Dubai.

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Al Manakh 2 Launches in Abu Dhabi : May 13

May 10 2010
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Al Manakh Launch in Abu Dhabi

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We are All Emirates

November 12 2009
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UAE papers reported the launching today of a new media campaign and its logo: “We are all emirates.” Fitting well with Sheikh Mohammed’s recent speech in which he countered the opinion that there are feuds between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the campaign aims to show that unity is a means of showing an exit from the financial crisis.

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Capturing the new coffeehouse chatter: An interview with Moeed Ahmad, Head of New Media, Al Jazeera

October 19 2009
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Moeed Ahmad is at the forefront of exploring the increasing impact and potential of social media in the news gathering and production process, and has a clear agenda for the future role it can play in fostering an open discussion in the Middle East and beyond.

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An Epic Tale of Planning

October 16 2009
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Talal Shair, Chairman of the engineering and planning firm Dar Al-Handasah, delivered a provocative address at the Yale Arab Alumni Association Conference, “Transnational Tides and the Future of the Arab City,” held in Beirut in early October.

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Michael Jackson to live forever as an island in Dubai

September 25 2009
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No less than three entries to Archinect and Bustler’s ‘Live Forever’ competition to design a monument to Michael Jackson have been proposed for Dubai.

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