Tag Archives: Syria

Reducing Freedom Through #AutocraSisi #BloggerFlogger #OilSpoils … and torture

Freedom includes many things: freedom from autocracy and/or flogging.  (The autocratic practices in Egypt, by, say, President Sisi, is what prompted us to coin the term “autocrasisi”.  We are also a bit worried about the “blogger flogger” phenomena in Saudi … Continue reading

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USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives Celebrates 20th Anniversary

  Office of Transition Initiatives is often referred to the first line of development in #USAID. OTI is an incubator”.~USAID’s New Deputy Administrator,  General Lenhardt Washington, DC- On October 20th, the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of Transition Initiatives … Continue reading

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World Bank & IMF 2014 Spring Meeting: MENA Region Focus

For the third year, PITAPOLICY attempted to cover The Annual World Bank & IMF meetings finished on Sunday, which started off with the MENA economic outlook.  Throughout the week, government and civil society organizations representatives revisited the Arab Youth inclusion … Continue reading

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She Entrepreneurs Programme Wants Females from MENA

Greetings Pita-consumers! Do you know of a rising female entrepreneur?  The She Entrepreneurs 2014 is now open for applications!  Founded in 2011 to harness the talent of the MENA region’s precious resource, its youth, “She Entrepreneurs” is operated by the … Continue reading

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Playing Poker in #Syria-Part 2

Earlier Sunday morning, Lebanese newspaper Al-Nahar offered this headline: “Assad charts escape to Russia via Tartus to Lebanon.  Uhhh…great if that happens before Syria strike decisions become irreversible. Before the G-20 Summit, Syria was not at the top of the … Continue reading

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Will New Redline Include Number of UN investigators or Relief Workers Killed?

Greetings Pitaconsumers: On August 23rd, we crossed the 1 millionth #refugee child mark regarding the Syria crisis.  The ‘We’ implies that we acknowledge that we  still participate in the international community even though 3 of the Arab League state members, … Continue reading

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World Economic Forum Covers Energy, Employment, #SSN, #Syria…What did the #WEF not cover?

The World Economic Forum just held its meeting in Jordan this past weekend and focused on energy, employment, Palestinian peace, and smatterings of Syria crisis issues.  However, certain political issues were avoided.  For example, questions about both Lebanon’s suspended elections … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day: Nine Month Return on Investment=Immeasurable.

Dear Mothers of PITA-Consumers, Thank you for serving as THE MOST influential socio-political-economic factor in each of our lives.   This mother from #Syria fed her family by selling all her jewelry http://ow.ly/kVQYj  v @WFP @UN_Women #MothersDay #Unconditional #Relief Why we … Continue reading

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Syria: Chemical Weapons is Old News, #whatNext?

On Wednesday, March 20th at 9pm EST, PITAPOLICY Founder, Mehrunisa Qayyum appeared on Huffington Post Live to participate in the segment: “March to War in Syria”.  This was her second appearance on the show. The challenge was to reframe the … Continue reading

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E-Diplomacy & #Twiplomacy: Where Are the MENA Countries on this?

Last night, PITAPOLICY Consulting & Blog was invited to attend an event that shares best practices on public diplomacy over social media, or E-Diplomacy.  So, PITA’s founder, Mehrunisa Qayyum, gladly attended–and tweeted 🙂 For those focusing specifically on Twitter, the … Continue reading

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