Thursday, February 12, 2009

Arab Media; Effective or Ineffective

All is fair in love and war; but not everything is acceptable in war, says Mshahri al-Zaydi (see picture), a Saudi journalist in al-Sharq al-Awsat.

The media is one of the things which is not acceptable in war; the media which is affiliated to each of the parties involved in the conflict, and which abounds in our region.

The Arab media- whether it likes it or not- is one of the battlefronts of these multifaceted and diverse conflicts. Some media agencies attempt to be as professional as possible with regards to their style and their media content, they avoid using rousing language, and rather concentrate on strong content and being the first on the scene. They also rely on the richness of their discussion programs which shines light on the shadowy areas behind the news.

More on this al-Sharq al-Awsat story on Arab Media HERE.

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