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New Media Realities in the Middle East: reporting from a conflict where language is a weapon, “a camera is as dangerous as a gun”, and journalists are targets

The following is the transcript of a panel discussion that took place at The NewsXchange in Ljubljana, Slovenia, 10-11 November, 2002. Participating were Nik Gowing of the BBC, Eason Jordan, president of CNN, Shalom Kital, CEO and editor-in-chief of Channel 2 News, Israel, Jonathan Baker, foreign editor of BBC news, …

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Moral Dilemmas of the Press

From The New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2003/04/11/opinion/11JORD.html? April 11, 2003 The News We Kept to Ourselves By EASON JORDAN ATLANTA - Over the last dozen years I made 13 trips to Baghdad to lobby the government to keep CNN's Baghdad bureau open and to arrange interviews with Iraqi leaders. Each time …

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Parties to the Conflict

From The Daily Star (Lebanon) http://www.gvnews.net/html/dailynews/alert3948.html April 8, 2003 GVNews.Net Daily World By Rami G. Khouri The Daily Star (Lebanon) Between the biases, distortion and cheerleading of American and Arab television coverage of the Iraq war, a viewer of both U.S. and Arab broadcasts can piece together a picture of …

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Media on Media: Introduction

In no previous war has the media been so much a part of the story. Whereas in the past, interest has been largely directed at the information that journalists have collected and passed on, in the current Iraq war a large part of the press's attention has been directed at …

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GULF WAR THREE: Covering The Coverage | Reporting the War

REPORTING THE WAR Dispatches from the Field:perhaps no war in history has been the subject of such up-close, real-time reporting. In between the feeds and one-on-ones that form "the product," satellite journalists were dealing with bureaucracies, war lords, cheap hotels, and intermittent grave danger. Maggie Zanger, who went to Iraqi Kurdistan …

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From the Editors

Journalistic convention in America tends to treat this war as Gulf War II but we have chosen to refer to it as Gulf War III, which is the way many writers in our region-the Middle East-perceive the war. The difference is symptomatic, on both sides of a great divide made …

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STOP PRESS

The following stories appeared too soon before TBS's deadline to allow reporting. TBS considered them important enough to quote direct from the press. From Al-Ahram Weekly Online, 7 -13 November 2002, Issue 611 Protocols, Politics and Palestine Amira Howeidy reports on the furore surrounding a Dream-produced TV series alleged to contain …

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Countdown to Conflict

The following is the transcript of a panel discussion that took place on November 19, 2002 at News World's annual conference. With military action looming in Iraq, and after a year of conflict in Afghanistan, a debate about the rights and responsibilities of journalists in conflict zones. How is the …

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