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Ted Graham
Works at Boston Big Law
Attended Suffolk University Law School
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My latest piece for Aslan Media looks at the rise of the Tamarod Gaza, a popular resistance movement to the government of Hamas.

"Gaza has long been an island unto itself. Hamas was able to dislodge the PLO and its ruling Fatah faction from the enclave and has ruled the region alone for years. More recently though, the government of Hamas, itself an organization formed as a popular resistance movement has had to deal with very real challenges. For decades, Hamas existed solely to resist, first and foremost to resist Israeli occupation and control, and later to provide an alternative to what it saw as the corrupted and foreign influenced government in Ramallah. Hamas was forced to remold itself into a governing body in Gaza, however, becoming part of the process it had so long rebelled against."

#Gaza   #Palestine   #AslanMedia  
The popular force commonly known as the Arab Spring continues to rage across North Africa and the Middle East. Egypt’s revolution has entered a new an...
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This is my latest piece for Aslan Media and is sure to drum up some attention…
 By now, you’ve likely seen, or heard about, FoxNews.com’s interview of my friend and colleague, Reza Aslan. Reza is a religious scholar and wrote a book (his third!), this time looking at the historical figure of Jesus of Nazareth. The book is not meant o be a religious text, nor an attack on Jesus or Christianity, just a survey of the historical facts and circumstances that surrounded this man.

Fox, however, has a problem with the fact that Reza is Muslim. They cannot get over the idea that he has some hidden agenda in writing this book. I try and breakdown their efforts and shine some light on what is a beautiful and fascinating book.

I’d love to hear your reactions to the interview and my response.
Aslan Media brings you news and information about the Middle East and its Diaspora communities globally. From politics, to art and culture, faith, citizen reporting, exclusive columns on middle east issues, and articles about the lives of women in the Mideast- and Middle Eastern women. We strive to promote dialogue and diverge from the monolithic perspective of mainstream media. Aslan Media also gives global youth a voice, bringing people from a ...
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Nicely done Ted.
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New York University’s Jay Rosen has described citizen journalists as “the people formerly known as the audience.” The last few years have seen a marked rise in the audience taking up their own tools of the trade: cameras, mobile phones and the Internet have challenged the idea that only a highly organized and well funded corporation can bring you the news. Nowhere has this been more prevalent than the events of the Arab Spring. From Tunisia to Egypt, Libya to Syria and Bahrain to Yemen, the citizen journalist has kept the world informed of the truth. Regimes may control the TV and the radio, but the online world has belonged to the people.

Enter, the Mosireen.

#Egypt   #aslanmedia   #Mosireen  
Mosireen, a non-profit media collective based in Cairo, offers citizens journalists the powerful opportunity to broadcast history and advance their growing profession.
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Ok, I'm not big tooting my own horn, but frankly seeing this on Twitter still has me ecstatic...

Interview is here: http://goo.gl/7UBRV 

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A little post to the old Dad Blog that recounts a recent "special moment" with my younger son...

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Indeed. Sign on the left reads "Syria" and the one on the right "Israel."
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"The country is currently in the same state of war that it was in 2001 when the US invaded, ostensibly to root out the Taliban and their al-Qaeda allies. “The US is losing the war, that much I can tell you,” he went on, “and the marginal advances made in the fields of education and women’s rights have no permanency and will simply vanish if, or when, either the Taliban return to control or the country dissolves into civil war, again.”"

My latest piece for Aslan Media. 

#AslanMedia   #Afghanistan  
Aslan Media brings you news and information about the Middle East and its Diaspora communities globally. From politics, to art and culture, faith, citizen reporting, exclusive columns on middle east issues, and articles about the lives of women in the Mideast- and Middle Eastern women. We strive to promote dialogue and diverge from the monolithic perspective of mainstream media. Aslan Media also gives global youth a voice, bringing people from a ...
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"Bahrain, which started its life as a British protectorate, and now orbits in the United States’ military alliance in the Middle East, has become a showpiece of political ignorance in the European Union as well. Bahrain, who exports oil to the world, but at a rate less than a third of its neighbor, Saudi Arabia, and still less than sanction-strung neighbor, Iran, benefits from a far greater factor, its location. The nation floats in the Persian Gulf, allowing it a strategic view of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran and Kuwait. It is this location which has recently been its undoing."

My latest piece for Aslan Media.

#AslanMedia   #Bahrain  
Bahrain is small island off the coast of the Arabian Peninsula, a country of no more than 300 square miles (roughly three times the size of Washington...
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This is because the US itself is becoming an authoritarian regime.
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My latest piece for Aslan Media, in which I take on Israeli MK Yair Shamir and his recent attempts to capitalize on the Boston Marathon bombing.

#AslanMedia   #Israel  
I describe myself, in the byline of this column and elsewhere online in my social media profiles, etc., as a “hasbara buster.” Hasbara is a special ki...
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I had an opportunity last week to speak with author Nihad Sirees about his most recent novel, 'The Silence and the Roar' and the state of modern #Syria . His book, his first in English, is a gorgeous read, and a masterful insight on life in a dictatorship where fear and propaganda control your daily life.

If you don't read the article, you owe it to yourself to buy the book.

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Added a new post to the old Dad Blog. We had some genealogical confusion this past weekend that went in wholly unexpected direction...

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Employment
  • Boston Big Law
    Conflicts Manager, 2012 - present
  • Ropes and Gray
    Conflicts Attorney, 2005 - 2009
  • Ropes and Gray
    Bankruptcy Paralegal, 2001 - 2005
  • Ropes and Gray
    Conflicts Analyst, 1998 - 2001
  • Memphis International School (Cairo)
    Teacher, 1997 - 1998
  • WilmerHale
    Knowledge Management Attorney, 2009 - 2012
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Boston
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Boston, MA - Anchorage, AK - Oceanport, NJ - Carlisle Barracks, PA - Naples, Italy - Rome, Italy - Cairo, Egypt - Ft. Leavenworth, KS - Omaha, NE
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Dad, AslanMedia Columnist, social media advocate, middle east observer and writer, hasbara buster and amateur genealogist.
Introduction
I am the proud father of 2 wild, but awesome boys. They keep me challenged and focused on the here and now. They also provide fodder for my dad blog.

I am an observer on the Middle East and a columnist at Aslan Media.  I lived in Egypt for two years and traveled throughout the region. I have watched the Arab Spring with fascination and am amazed at the bravery and strength of the players. I am an ardent, and unapologetic, supporter of Palestinian rights, but am not anti-Israeli. I am a Hasbara buster, though. The issues facing this region are already too complex for propaganda to play a role.  I have a website about the region that I have maintained since 1998 and big things are coming for it in the near future.

I work in legal technology and conflict management and have become a social media addict. I was a late adopter to just about every social network, but have come to accept their benefit and have been amazed by the power they can wield.

I am an amateur genealogist and my family's historian.  After years of following the wrong leads, I have begun to dig into my Irish, English, Welsh and French ancestry and am amazed by what I find.  I am the descendant of Irish Famine emigrants on my father's side and have traced parts of my mother's family back to the 11th century.


Education
  • Suffolk University Law School
    Law, 1999 - 2003
  • Northeastern University
    Political Science, 1992 - 1997
  • American University in Cairo
    Middle East Studies, 1995 - 1996
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