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Raed El Rafei

Raed El Rafei

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Lebanese protesters in Beirut call for the reform of their political system. (Photo: Mahmoud Ghzayel)
Raed El Rafei
4 Mar 11
New protest group campaigns for overhaul of system that appears the most democratic in the Arab world but has many significant flaws.
Many Arab commentators said Qaddafi appeared seriously disturbed during his televised speech, while others said mockingly that he should be on a comedy show.
Raed El Rafei
23 Feb 11
The Arab world has at once ridiculed the Libyan leader’s bizarre TV appearances and been appalled by the brutal suppression of his people.
Small-screen coverage of the Egyptian uprising has exploded many of the myths perpetuated by Arab TV dramas. (Photo: Ramy Raoof/Flickr)
Raed El Rafei
17 Feb 11
For decades Egyptian soap operas conditioned Arabs to be virtuous and stoic when all around them was corrupt – TV footage of the Egyptian uprising has changed all that.