Al-Ahram Weekly Online   8 - 14 May 2008
Issue No. 896
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Media contrasts
Whereas Arab media enjoys limited freedom as journalists struggle for more, US media freedoms are guaranteed but no one uses them, writes James Zogby
A credible peace process
Resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will not be possible without bringing Hamas onboard, plain and simple, writes Mohammed Herzallah
Some subtlety please
An obsequious press does more harm than good to the president and country, writes Galal Nassar
The next explosion
Hamas extremists are capitalising on the suffering of ordinary Gazans,writes Emad Gad
Selective data, wrong lessons
Omitted from the latest US State Department report o terrorism is that the Bush administration has fuelled it, writes Ramzy Baroud

Mediation with a twist

Close up:
Our own Guantanamo
By Salama A Salama

A taste for protest
By Huweida Adli

This week:
President Mubarak

Cartoon by Gomaa

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