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The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes You a Happy Birthday

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Published by PublicAffairs in New York .
Written in English


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ISBN 109780786741533


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MacFarquhar’s title, The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes You a Happy Birthday, refers to a cordial August email from Haidar Dikmak, a flack for the militant Shiite political party in Lebanon. The book sustains the ironic, half-menacing tone of the title, and in its progress from one country to the next, it focuses on.

The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes You a Happy Birthday. MacFarquhar interacts with Arabs and Iranians in their every day lives, removed from the violence we see constantly, yet wrestling with the region's future.

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Gaddafi's Libya, and an assessment of the prospects for political and social change. The book combines Notable credit(s): The New York Times; The. Today he is here to discuss his book, one with a very intriguing title: The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes You a Happy Birthday: Unexpected Encounters in the Changing Middle East.

As its subtitle suggests, it is in this book that Neil introduces us to smart, energetic people who are dedicated activists working to transform the. “The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah ­Wishes You a Happy Birthday” is MacFarquhar’s effort to write a funny (yet penetrating) account about.

A New York Times correspondent's affectionate, irreverent portrait of the Middle East he's known since childhood—an unexplored place hidden behind the usual headlines. Since his boyhood in Qadhafi's Libya, Neil MacFarquhar has developed a counterintuitive sense that the Middle East, despite all the bloodshed in its recent history, is a place of warmth, humanity, and generous.

Mr. MacFarquhar, the United Nations bureau chief for The New York Times, spent more than 13 years as a correspondent in the Middle East, first for The Associated Press and later for The : Mohamad Bazzi.

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MacFarquhar shows the daily lives and attitudes of people frequently obscured behind the curtain of violence: the stories of chefs and sex therapists, bloggers and academics. ‘The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes You a Happy Birthday’a couple months shy of my eighth birthday.

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In fact, Neil MacFarquhar was also a journalist for The New York Times as Cairo bureau chief ().Author: Dreisner. He is the author of two books, ‘The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes You a Happy Birthday: Unexpected Encounters in the Changing Middle East’ and ‘The Sand Café’.

MacFarquhar speaks Arabic fluently and lived in Libya as a child. Q) You used to be Chief of the New York Times Bureau in Cairo. Neil MacFarquhar's The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes You A Happy Birthday: Unexpected Encounters in the Changing Middle East is a fun jaunt through the contemporary Middle East.

MacFarquhar grew up in Libya on an Esso oil company compound before Qaddafi and his eccentricities seized power and booted the Americans. The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes You a Happy Birthday is the author's account of four years as a Middle East reporter for The New York Times, and.

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His stories have chronicled cycles of bloodshed as well as hopes for political and social change. The latter inspired his latest book, “The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes You a Happy Birthday: Unexpected Encounters in the Changing Middle East,” about the day-to-day lives of people in the war-torn region.Get this from a library!

The media relations department of Hizbollah wishes you a happy birthday: unexpected encounters in the changing Middle East. [Neil MacFarquhar] -- The author narrates his encounters with residents of countries throughout the Middle East as they conduct their everyday lives and adjust to the dramatic political and social upheavals that have.A sly, knowledgeable look at the changes in Arab mores and politics since the s, from a New York Times journalist with extensive experience in the region.

MacFarquhar (The Sand Café, ), the Times’ former Cairo bureau chief and current UN chief, grew up in Marsa Brega, Libya, where his American father worked as a chemical y sheltered from the .