Month: April 2004


“The Passion of the Christ” proves big hit in Qatar DOHA, April 29 (AFP) – Mel Gibson’s controversial film “The Passion of the Christ,” now in its sixth week of screening here, is close to breaking box office records in Qatar, a movie industry executive said Thursday. “Some 25,000 people have seen the movie so …

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The Control Room

I am off tomorrow and we are planning to go to the Doha Club to watch the screening of the documentary “The Control Room”, which examines the coverage of Aljazeera. The documentary is made by American-Egyptian director Jehane Noujaim. It is supposed to be interesting. We’ll see!

Sandy’s visit

My good friend Sandy is coming to visit us in Doha between May3- 6. I’m so excited since I haven’t seen her since we moved here. Also, the great news is that my request for days off during this period have been approved. Jeff and I are working on a plan to make sure Sandy …

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Rantisi assassination

Hamas leader Abd Al Aziz al-Rantisi was killed by the Israelis last night. Although everybody expected it, including Rantisi himself, I must admit I was a bit shocked sinceI interviewed the guy only last month over the phone. Welcome to the Middle East!

Reading list

I have not been blogging in while as there is not much going on besides work. I am working the B shift this month from 3 pm until 11:30pm (upon my request), as the morning shifts are filled with lots of negative energy. The best thing about living in Doha, though, is that I have …

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Chat the Planet

While flipping through the TV channels last night I was surprised to see a show I worked on last year being aired on MBC’s “2.” The show, called Chat the Planet, is a live discussion between Jordanian and American youths on the issue of war. I never got to see if after working on it …

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Back to Doha

So I am back from Tunisia. The trip was really rewarding even though the summit itself was postponed. It was an excellent experience, as I made lots of contacts and filed a number of stories. Although I didn’t see much of Tunisia what I saw was impressive. Tunis — the capital — looks really European …

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