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The War Inside the Arab Newsroom

Date: January 2, 2005
Author: Samantha M. Shapiro
QUOTE: Beyond Al-Rashed's criticism of Islamic fundamentalists, the main target of his wrath is the Arab media....he thinks his competition is not just misguided but actively dangerous. "The region is being filled with inaccuracies and partial truths...I think people will always make good judgments if they have the right information and the whole information. What we lack right now is the truth and information."

ABSTRACT: A profile of the Al Arabiya television and the staff who run it, focusing on the difficulty of defining and presenting objective and fair reporting in a region where passions run high and there is little cultural infrastructure to support Western-style journalism.

--- Dan Doernberg

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