Courtney Radsch (Lebanon)


Courtney Radsch (Lebanon)

Courtney Radsch (Middle East Reporter, Lebanon) Courtney was studying in the Master of Science in Foreign Service program at Georgetown University when she volunteered for Middle East Reporter (MER) in Beirut, Lebanon and placed articles in the Daily Star newspaper. The Reporter published a daily English-language digest of Arabic news from Beirut and offered training to journalists in the Middle East. In her evaluation Courtney wrote: “While at the Daily Star I confronted the prospect of self-censorship and political pressure, and learned how to work as a team in a high-pressure deadline situation. I also gained a lot of practice making news decisions and writing news stories. I discovered that I am very interested in journalism, and perhaps in advocacy journalism. Working for a respected and independent paper in a region that is often portrayed in a hostile manner by the American media made me realize that even the most lauded media organizations must make difficult decisions about what to publish, what words to use and which details to include where."



09 Apr

Sick on Arrival

The entry way to the hospital was worn and looked more like Cairo airport than

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Posted Apr 09, 2007

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09 Apr

From Jerusalem to Beirut

I can scarcely believe that I have finally arrived in the Middle East. I am

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Posted Apr 09, 2007

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09 Apr

Labneh with a Side of Oppression

This afternoon I took a service (like a taxi but cheaper) home from the office

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Posted Apr 09, 2007

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09 Apr

Beauty Queens and a Burial Ground

As I climbed the ancient steps to the top of the ruins of Byblos, I

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Posted Apr 09, 2007

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09 Apr

Don’t Point!

This weekend I traveled to Syria, where I expected the oppression and lack of democracy

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Posted Apr 09, 2007

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09 Apr

What’s in a Name? Commentary written for The Daily Star newspaper, Beirut

As Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon met in Washington with US President George W. Bush

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Posted Apr 09, 2007

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09 Apr

Beating Censorship

“We have to decide whether this is important enough to put in since it means

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Posted Apr 09, 2007

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26 Aug

Ayn en-Helweh

I held my breath as Fadi and I tried to walk nonchalantly past the Lebanese

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Posted Aug 26, 2003

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13 Aug

Discrimination at the US Border – A Catholic Priest’s Perspective

* This blog originally appeared as an article by Courtney in the Daily Star, a

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Posted Aug 13, 2003

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20 Jul

Knowing What’s Up

I met a Lebanese man today recently returned from Iraq who told me about a

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Posted Jul 20, 2003

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08 Jul

A Lesson on Freedom of the Press

“Forbidden.” This is the message you receive, in English, if you try to visit hotmail.com

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Posted Jul 08, 2003

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23 Jun

Military Prisons: A Lesson in the Importance of ID Cards

The view as we drove down the Lebanese coast in a topless jeep on our

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Posted Jun 23, 2003

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16 Jun

Bombs and Queens

I slept late on Sunday having spent the two nights before being “culturally acclimated” to

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Posted Jun 16, 2003

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13 Jun

Mezza and Hospitality

Beirut is a fabulous city that blends the best of Europe with its Middle Eastern

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Posted Jun 13, 2003

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10 Jun

My Hosts: Tewfik and Phillipa Mishlawi

Phillipa and Tewfik Mishlawi moved my belongings into my new studio near the American University

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Posted Jun 10, 2003

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09 Jun

Fatalism and Economic Opportunity

“Sometimes I think it would be better if the Middle East didn’t exist; just burn

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Posted Jun 09, 2003

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06 Jun

War Talk

There are many opinions in Beirut about why America went to war with Iraq, although

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Posted Jun 06, 2003

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