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About Iqbal Tamimi

Based: Bristol - UK
Iqbal Tamimi has worked in Middle Eastern media for 17 years and has published hundreds of articles as well as two books, with another two forthcoming. She also takes an interest in poetry, translation, art, drama.

Articles Written

Was the Bahraini ambassador trying to bribe British MPs?

by Iqbal Tamimi

Tue 1st Jan 2013
It is interesting to receive two different news stories on the same day both mentioning the Gulf state of Bahrain and the UK Parliament, writes Iqbal Tamimi.... [read more]

Israel's war on journalists

by Iqbal Tamimi

Mon 3rd Dec 2012
Targeting journalists is not a new Israeli strategy as some might believe. There is irrefutable evidence that the Israeli military is targeting journalists covering the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, writes Iqbal Tamimi.... [read more]

Has ‘Citizen Khan’ on BBC One bridged the gap? .

by Iqbal Tamimi

Sun 23rd Sep 2012
‘Citizen Khan’ might have taken the mickey of some Muslims, but not of Islam, and that is a huge difference. I would not say that the show has stereotyped Asians as claimed, but rather seemed to be a reflection of self-criticism, writes Iqbal Tamini.... [read more]
 

The Zionist reaction to the death of 10 Palestinian children in a bus fire

by Iqbal Tamimi

Sun 19th Feb 2012
A video was taken earlier this week when 10 Palestinian children were killed and 20 were injured while travelling on a bus that caught fire in a horrific collision between the bus and an Israeli truck east of Ramallah, writes Iqbal Tamimi. ... [read more]

The head cover

by Iqbal Tamimi

Tue 31st Jan 2012
The three women Nobel Peace Prize winners of 2011, wore head Covers. Does that mean that the ‘West’ is acknowledging freedom of identity of people from the third world? asks Iqbal Tamimi.... [read more]

Saudi judge demands extreme action against female journalist

by Iqbal Tamimi

Fri 20th Jan 2012
Following her description of the religious police as "ex-convicts and drug addicts", a Saudi judge has demanded withdrawing the nationality of a female journalist, writes Iqbal Tamimi.... [read more]
 

Saudi Princess becomes a 'journalist'

by Iqbal Tamimi

Sun 8th Jan 2012
Earlier this month BBC World interviewed Her Royal Highness Princess Basma Bint Saud bin Abdul Azizas, however Arab journalists were surprised to hear the Saudi Princess addressed as a journalist, observes Iqbal Tamimi.... [read more]

The Bible of the revolution and its Quran

by Iqbal Tamimi

Fri 16th Dec 2011
The 2011 revolution of the people of Egypt shocked the international community on many different levels, says Iqbal Tamimi.... [read more]

The Roma of Iraq- a forgotten community

by Iqbal Tamimi

Sun 18th Sep 2011
Iqbal Tamimi considers the fate of the Roma women of Iraq: from dancing and prostitution before the US invasion of Iraq to harassment and begging on the streets afterwards.... [read more]
 

The Changing Face of the Egyptian Media

by Iqbal Tamimi

Tue 15th Mar 2011
Iqbal Tamimi considers the challenges facing the Egyptian media in light of the recent political upheaval in that country. ... [read more]

Al Arabiya’s piracy and journalism’s codes of ethics

by Iqbal Tamimi

Sat 29th Jan 2011
Iqbal Tamimi on the rights of journalists and photographers and the attempts by major news organisations to ride roughshod over them.... [read more]

Bullying and Hijacking Muslim Women’s Voices in the UK Live on Air

by Iqbal Tamimi

Mon 20th Dec 2010
Iqbal Tamimi reflects on a gross incident of on-air sexist bullying on the UK Arabic TV channel, Alhiwar.... [read more]
 

Arab Journalism and Egypt’s’ claimed control over UK’s mosques

by Iqbal Tamimi

Fri 1st Oct 2010
Iqbal Tamimi on the ego-fuelled misrepresentation of facts by the Arab press.... [read more]

The BBC’s defence of the ‘Death in the Med’ is far from being convincing or ethical

by Iqbal Tamimi

Tue 31st Aug 2010
Iqbal Tamimi on why the BBC's response to the complaints they received of bias in their 16th August 2010 Panorama programme is inadequate.... [read more]

Saudi Sheik's Obsession with Sex Fatwas

by Iqbal Tamimi

Tue 20th Jul 2010
Iqbal Tamimi on how the Muslim religious edict, or fatwa, has been used to control women.... [read more]
 

Khaled Taja: The Anthony Quinn of Arab Drama

by Iqbal Tamimi

Fri 8th Jan 2010
Khaled Taja, 70 years old and the iconic figure of Arabic drama, is planning to play the leading role in a movie about the tunnels of Gaza, writes Iqbal Tamimi.... [read more]

Muslim Women Find Expression Through Cartoons

by Iqbal Tamimi

Fri 18th Dec 2009
Iqbal Tamimi on how some Muslim women have overcome cultural marginalisation to express themselves through popular art.... [read more]

Remembering Professor Kulthum Odeh (1892 -1965)

by Iqbal Tamimi

Fri 17th Oct 2008
Reviewing the life of Kulthum Odeh, the first woman in the Arab world to hold a professorship, Iqbal Tamimi considers the all-pervading ignorance about Palestine.... [read more]