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Neil MacFarquhar talked about his book The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes You a Happy Birthday: Unexpected Encounters in… read more
Neil MacFarquhar talked about his book The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes You a Happy Birthday: Unexpected Encounters in the Changing Middle East (PublicAffairs; April 27, 2009). In his book Neil MacFarquhar, who grew up in Libya and covered the Middle East for the Associated Press and later as the New York Times Cairo bureau chief, talked about his experiences, with an emphasis on the ordinary people of the region. The book emphasizes questions Arabs ask themselves in a broad cultural and personal investigation into the region. He talked about his inspiration for the book, read passages, and responded to questions from members of the audience.
Neil MacFarquhar was the Cairo bureau chief for the New York Times from 2001 to 2005 and is currently the paper’s U.N. bureau chief. He is the author of The Sand Cafe. close
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