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The future of Arab media and it role in the revolutions of the past few years have featured prominently in this year’s program. Just this afternoon, Guardian foreign editor David Hearst accused some journalists in the Middle East of intentionally glossing over key stories.
A debate over the necessity of state information offices also took place; Egypt’s information minister expressed support for them, while Tunisia and Moroccan officials agreed they should be phased out.
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