Author: Hamdi Baala

2019 WPI Fellow

Journalist, HuffPost Algeria
Algiers, Algeria
Bio: Journalist based in Algiers, Algeria.

Twitter: @hamdibaala

Salman Rushdie reciting Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish while interviewing post-colonial thinker Edward Said.

Reminder that Rushdie was defending the Palestinian cause and critiquing Western colonialism, while Khomeini oversaw a government that executed thousands of people

Selon Radio M, l’examen post-mortem du corps de Djamel Ben Smaïn n’a pas pu déterminer avec certitude la cause du décès vu l’état calciné du cadavre. Les médecins ont pu néanmoins affirmer que la mort est survenue avant que le corps ne soit brûlé et égorgé.

LIVE: Rushdie’s agent, Andrew Wylie, sent an update on his condition: “The news is not good," he said. "Salman will likely lose one eye; the nerves in his arm were severed; and his liver was stabbed and damaged."

Posts by Hamdi Baala:

Hey, where are you going with that post-truth in your hands?

  To the extent that there is such a thing as objective truth, I always thought that the “fake news” trend was just an exaggerated new spin put on an old phenomenon that we used to call rumors or hoaxes, with no real new danger. Long before this WPI fellowship,...
So, what has Trump done right ? 

So, what has Trump done right ? 

Two and a half years into Donald Trump’s term, the U.S. president has often stated that what he calls the “Fake News Media,” e.g. mainstream media outlets, do everything they can to downplay his accomplishments in order to make him look bad. “The Fake News Media...