Posted by on September 17, 2013 in Blog
By Dena Elian Fall Intern, 2013
Over the weekend, dozens of viewers attended a special screening of two episodes of the PBS series Arab American Stories hosted by WHUT, Howard University’s public television station. The 13-part series is a joint effort between co-producers Detroit Public Television and ADC president Warren David.
Each roughly half-hour-long episode features three short documentaries that detail the hardships and accomplishments of different Arab Americans. Among the thirty-nine people highlighted throughout the series are actors, civic and community leaders, legendary journalists, authors, entrepreneurs, fashion designers, teachers, musicians, and...Read more
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Posted by Chicago Tribune on April 24, 2013 in News Clips
Some media found the possibility that foreign terrorists bombed the Boston Marathon to be too tantalizing of an explanation to pass up, even when it snares the wrong suspects.
On the day of the Boston Marathon bombings, for example, the New York Post proudly presented a scoop that misidentified an injured "Saudi national" as a terror suspect. By the next day, authorities confirmed that the badly burned man actually was a witness, not a suspect. Sorry about that.
Online vigilantism ran so wild on the Reddit online link-sharing community that its general manager Erik Martin issued...Read more Original Article
Posted by Mother Jones on April 17, 2013 in News Clips
From House oversight committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) to Sara El-Amine, the national director of President Obama's political nonprofit, Organizing for Action, the Arab American community can count the Obama administration's closest political allies and enemies among their number. Both were present Tuesday night as the Arab American elite gathered to celebrate their accomplishments at a black-tie event hosted by the Arab-American Institute in Washington, DC. Yet through the revelry and clinking of glasses, and the cheerful chitchat in English and Arabic, the terrifying attack in Boston cast a shadow over the evening.
Veteran CNN and ABC News journalist Christiane Amanpour was there to...Read more Original Article
Posted on April 15, 2013 in Press Releases
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Omar Tewfik, 202-652-4988
Amanpour to Receive Inaugural AAIF Anthony Shadid Award for Excellence in Journalism
Washington, DC – April 11, 2013 – The Arab American Institute Foundation (AAIF) will honor Christiane Amanpour with the inaugural Anthony Shadid Award for Excellence in Journalism next Tuesday, April 16th at the fifteenth annual Kahlil Gibran “Sprit of Humanity” Awards Gala in Washington, DC. The Anthony Shadid Award for Excellence in Journalism isnamed for the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Anthony Shadid who tragically passed away last year. The Anthony Shadid award honors those whose coverage of the Arab world or the...Read more